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07-25-2011, 12:30 AM
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Marian Stastny, RW

Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
Both Anton and Peter always insisted that Marian was the most talented of them all. A talent that he displayed briefly in the NHL.
Marian didn't make his debut in the NHL until he was almost 29-years old and on the downhill of his career, but despite that he managed to score almost a point per game. He had 294 points (121 goals and 173 assists) in 322 regular season games and 22 points in 32 playoff games.
NHL career

- Defected from Czechoslovakia and joined the NHL at the age of 28.

- 24th in scoring with 89 points in 74 games his first NHL season. The only player older than him above him in scoring was 30 year old Marcel Dionne.

- In his second NHL season, he had 79 points in 60 games before suffering a dislocated shoulder he never fully recovered from. He was 9th in points per game that year.

- After his injury:
Originally Posted by Joe Pelletier
Marian was a good addition to the Leafs team with his savvy and ability to play on all three forward positions.
Pre-NHL career:

Prior to joining the NHL at the age of 28, Marian a star in Czechoslovakia and was compared favorably to his younger brother Peter:

CSSR overall:
-322 points in 238 Czech league games (Peter had 240 in 198 before defecting at 24 years old).
-41 points in 33 Czech league playoff games.

CSSR Scoring finishes:
-3rd in 74-75 (behind Hlinka, Novy)
-not top 10 in 75-76
-10th in 76-77 (Peter was 8th)
-5th in 77-78 (Peter was 7th)
-1st in 78-79 (outscored 2nd place Vladimir Martinec 74-62)
-79-81: no data?

5 points in 7 games at the 1976 Canada Cup
11 points in 6 games at the 1980 Olympics!
35 points in 40 World Championship games

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