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Drew Stafford | Winger

Team: Winnipeg Jets
Age / DOB:  (29) / 10/30/1985
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 214
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Updating a previous item, Drew Stafford has signed a two-year/$8.7 million contract with the Winnipeg Jets.
Stafford had only nine goals and 24 points in 50 games for the Sabres before he was dealt to Winnipeg in the Evander Kane deal. He was a different player with the Jets as he had nine goals and 19 points in only 24 matches. He should be drafted in the late middle rounds in deeper drafts next season. Jun 30 - 3:27 PM

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Drew Stafford is on the verge of signing a new deal with the Winnipeg Jets.

Stafford was acquired from Buffalo in the Evander Kane deal and played quite well with nine goals and 19 points in 26 games as a member of the Jets. Expect him to ink a deal before free agency frenzy starts at noon ET Wednesday.
Jun 30 - 3:16 PM

The Winnipeg Jets and Drew Stafford are working on a contract extension.

Stafford was acquired by the Jets in a blockbuster deal that saw Evander Kane go to Buffalo. The 29-year-old got off to a slow start in 2014-15 while with the Sabres, but he picked it up as a member of the Jets. Stafford had nine goals and 19 points in 26 games after being acquired by Winnipeg. The free-agent forward class is so thin that Stafford could probably get a big contract if he makes it to free-agency.
Jun 14 - 1:28 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers may be interested in forward Drew Stafford if he becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1.

Stafford played for new Flyers coach Dave Hakstol at the University of North Dakota before entering the NHL in 2006. Stafford is one of nine potential UFA's for the Jets as Winnipeg still has plenty of work ahead of them before the start of free agency.
May 31 - 7:49 AM

Drew Stafford is part of a group of nine potential unrestricted free agents on the Jets.

He would like to return to Winnipeg next season after dressing in 26 games with the team during the regular season and four playoff matches. Michael Frolik, Lee Stempniak, Jim Slater, Jiri Tlusty, Adam Pardy, Matt Halischuk, T.J. Galiardi and Eric O'Dell can become UFAs on July 1 as well.

Drew Stafford temporarily gave Winnipeg a 2-1 lead when he put home his fourth career playoff goal, and first with the Jets. However Anaheim would claim Game One 4-2.

Stafford had a great game over his 18:10 of ice time, which included 4:08 of power play time. Along with his goal Stafford recorded three more shots with two hits and takeaways. He now has eight points in 21 career playoff games with Buffalo and now Winnipeg, and Stafford also now has 10 goals and 20 points in 27 games since coming over.
Apr 17 - 2:05 AM

Drew Stafford opened Monday night's scoring with a snipe from beyond the circles in Winnipeg's 4-1 win over Edmonton.

Stafford has been everything and more the Jets could've asked for since coming over from Buffalo. He has seven goals and 14 points in 17 games. Including four goals and eight points during his current six-game point streak.
Mar 24 - 3:25 AM

Drew Stafford registered two assists in Saturday's 3-0 win over Washington.

Stafford picked up an assist on Mark Stuart's goal at the 11:46 mark of the first period. He also had a hand in Winnipeg's second goal as he helped set up Mark Scheifele in the second period. The 29-year-old has now collected at least one point in each of his last five contests. He has three goals and four assists during that span. Stafford has a total of 13 points in 16 games since being acquired from the Buffalo Sabres in February.
Mar 22 - 9:45 AM

Drew Stafford notched a goal in both regulation and the shootout to help the Jets topple the Blues 2-1 on Thursday night.

Stafford has been a welcome addition to the Jets with 11 points in 15 games since the trade from Buffalo. The 29-year-old Milwaukee native has 35 points in 65 games overall this season.
Mar 20 - 12:37 AM

Drew Stafford scored in Winnipeg's 4-2 loss to Florida on Thursday.

It was his 13th goal of the season and his fourth in 12 games with the Jets. Stafford has seven points in Winnipeg since he was acquired from Buffalo. He started the match alongside Michael Frolik and Andrew Ladd.
Mar 13 - 9:26 AM

Drew Stafford (upper body) will play Thursday night.

He participated in the morning skate and is OK to play against Washington after he was injured on Monday. Stafford is slated to play on the second line with Michael Frolik and Mark Scheifele.
Source: NHL.com
Feb 19 - 1:46 PM

Drew Stafford (upper body) could be back as early as Thursday.

"Drew is day-to-day," coach Paul Maurice said. "He'll take the morning skate in Washington and if he feels good, he'll play." If Stafford isn't able to play then Dustin Byfuglien is slated to play up front.
Feb 18 - 1:41 PM

Drew Stafford left Monday's game early in the third period with an upper-body injury.

It's unclear how long he will be sidelined, but he wasn't able to return to the lineup during the game. Stafford was playing in his third game with the Jets after being acquired from Buffalo. He has one goal and nine shots with his new club so far.
Feb 17 - 8:41 AM

Drew Stafford scored a goal and added the shootout winner in Saturday's win over Detroit.

The big trade that saw the Jets acquire Stafford and Tyler Myers paid off in a big way on Saturday. Stafford also added five shots on goal and Myers picked up two assists of his own in the win. Stafford now has 10 goals and 25 points in 52 games with Buffalo and Winnipeg.
Feb 15 - 12:25 PM

Drew Stafford will play with Mathieu Perreault and Mark Scheifele in his Winnipeg debut Thursday night.

It was thought that Stafford would start on the third line, but he'll get a look on the second unit after being acquired from Buffalo. That bumps Michael Frolik to the third line with Adam Lowry and Chris Thorburn.
Feb 12 - 12:49 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Bryan Little
2Mark Scheifele
3Alexander Burmistrov
4Mathieu Perreault
5Patrice Cormier
LW1Andrew Ladd
2Adam Lowry
3Chris Thorburn
4Nikolaj Ehlers
RW1Blake Wheeler
2Drew Stafford
3Matt Fraser
4Anthony Peluso
D1Dustin Byfuglien
2Toby Enstrom
3Tyler Myers
4Jacob Trouba
5Mark Stuart
6Paul Postma
7Adam Pardy
G1Ondrej Pavelec
2Michael Hutchinson