January 8, 1953|
|Height||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
Slovan ChZJD Bratislava|
HC Dukla Jihlava
Toronto Maple Leafs
Marián Šťastný (born January 8, 1953) is a Slovakian former professional ice hockey right wing who played for five seasons in the National Hockey League from 1981 through 1986 for the Quebec Nordiques and Toronto Maple Leafs. Prior to moving to the NHL Šťastný had played in Czechoslovakia for Slovan ChZJD Bratislava with his brothers, Peter and Anton. They defected in 1980, joining the Nordiques, though Marián waited until 1981 to join them.
Šťastný played for Slovan ChZJD Bratislava of the Czechoslovak First Ice Hockey League from 1974 to 1981. During this time, he represented Czechoslovakia in five World Championships (winning two gold medals), two Winter Olympics, and the 1976 Canada Cup. He also competed in the men's tournament at the 1980 Winter Olympics.
In 1981, Šťastný joined his two younger brothers, Peter and Anton, as free agents with Quebec Nordiques, playing with them for four seasons. They were the third trio of brothers to play on the same professional hockey team (the first being the Bentley brothers of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1940s and the second being the Plager brothers of the St. Louis Blues in the 1970s). He was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs before the beginning of the 1985–1986 season, playing one season in Toronto before ending his career in Switzerland with the HC Sierre.
Šťastný was born in Bratislava, the third son of Stanislav and Frantiska. His two older brothers, Vladimir (born 1945) and Bohumil (born 1947) were born when the family still lived in the village of Pružina, about 170 kilometres northeast of Bratislava. They moved to Bratislava before Marián's birth, which was followed by Peter (1956), Anton (1959), and Eva (1966). Stanislav worked for a state-run company that built hydro-electric dams until 1980 when he retired, and mainly dealt with managing inventory. Frantiska stayed at home and raised the children. Vladimir was the former assistant coach of the Slovakia national ice hockey team. Peter's sons, Yan Stastny played in the NHL, and Paul Stastny, currently plays in the NHL for the Winnipeg Jets.
Šťastný retired to the Quebec City area and after a brief attempt at coaching with the Junior Tier II CNDF hockey team, is now the owner of a golf club and a hotel in Saint-Nicolas, on the south shore of the Saint Lawrence River near Quebec City.
Regular season and playoffs
|1970–71||Slovan ChZJD Bratislava||CSSR||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1971–72||Slovan ChZJD Bratislava||CSSR||—||17||11||28||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1972–73||Slovan ChZJD Bratislava||CSSR||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1973–74||Slovan ChZJD Bratislava||CSSR||—||14||7||21||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1974–75||Slovan ChZJD Bratislava||CSSR||44||36||27||63||57||—||—||—||—||—|
|1975–76||Slovan ChZJD Bratislava||CSSR||31||17||11||28||53||—||—||—||—||—|
|1976–77||Slovan ChZJD Bratislava||CSSR||43||28||20||48||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1977–78||Slovan ChZJD Bratislava||CSSR||44||33||23||56||58||—||—||—||—||—|
|1978–79||Slovan ChZJD Bratislava||CSSR||40||39||35||74||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|1979–80||HC Dukla Jihlava||CSSR||14||8||6||14||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|1979–80||Slovan ChZJD Bratislava||CSSR||21||20||15||35||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|1985–86||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||70||23||30||53||21||3||0||0||0||0|
- CSSR totals do not include numbers from the 1970–71 season to the 1973–74 season.
- Laflamme, Robert (2012), Les Stastny: Le Coup de Génie de Gilles Léger (in French), Montreal: Hurtubise, ISBN 978-2-89647-873-6