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Friday, June 22, 2012

Staios to Leafs front office?

Several sources are reporting that Steve Staios will indeed retire from the NHL and join the Maple Leafs front office.  http://www.torontosun.com/2012/06/21/staios-on-verge-of-new-leafs-gig

Staios played 65 games in what now appears to be his final NHL season, reaching 1,001 career games in total.  He had 8 assists for the Isles and served as one of the team's assistant captains.

Staios was a -86 for his career, but that may be more of the result of the teams that he played on than his actual contribution.  He played in the playoffs only three seasons (33 games), escaping the opening round only in 2006, when Dwayne Roloson led the Oilers to the finals.

Staios, who will turn 39 in July, was drafted 27th overall (2nd round) in 1991 by St. Louis -- one pick after the Isles selected Ziggy Palffy. 
Forever1940 is the nom de plume of Eric Hornick, statistician on Islander home telecasts since January 21, 1982. Visit my blog: NYISkinny.com and follow me on Twitter @ehornick

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