Monday, December 3, 2012
TTM Success: Peter Stastny
I have covered Peter Stastny a few times before on this blog. First time I posted his legends card from the 88-89 OPC tribute set, briefly covered his defection to Canada, and the second time was my first ttm return from Peter. This time, let's look at the numbers. From the 1980-81 to the 89-90 season, only Wayne Gretzky scored more points than Peter Stastny. Stastny scored 100 points or more in his first six seasons and was the first NHL "rookie" to score 100+ points. His 70 assists is still a record, which he now shares with Joe Juneau. In his rookie season, Stastny set a rokie by scoring a combined 14 points in consecutive games, including a rookie record of 8, 4 goals and 4 assists, versus the Washington Capitals. When he retired, he was tanked 11th in career points, 1239. As of the end of the 2011-12 season, he ranks 36th all-time. He was inducted into the HHOF in 1988. Stastny is a strict one-per-request signer and I am passively pursuing the 2006 Parkhurst set. This is the 26th card I have signed form the set.