The Edmonton Oilers
have acquired forward Yan Stastny from the Boston Bruins
in exchange for the Bruins' 4th round draft choice in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, which had been previously acquired by Edmonton in the August 1st trade for Brad Isbister
Following the trade, the Oilers and Stastny came to an agreement on a two-year contract. Stastny will report to the Oilers Rookie Camp, which opens on September 5th.
The 5'11", 195 pound, forward is the son of Hockey Hall of Famer Peter Stastny, who played 15 NHL seasons with Quebec, New Jersey and St. Louis from 1980-81 to 1994-95.
Drafted by Boston in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, Stastny has played the last two seasons with the Nurnberg Ice Tigers of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL), scoring 33-50-83 with 143 PIM in 95 games.
This past season saw the 22-year-old native of Quebec City finished tied for fourth place in the DEL scoring race with 54 points, scoring 24 goals and 30 assists in 51 games, while registering 60 penalty minutes.
Prior to playing in Germany, Stastny played two seasons of collegiate hockey at the University of Notre Dame. He scored 20-20-40 with 82 PIM in 72 games with the Fighting Irish from 2001-02 to 2002-03.