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Steve Staios | Defenseman

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (44) / 7/28/1973
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 200
Drafted: 1991 / Rd. 2 (27) / StL
Contract: view contract details

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Hamilton, Ontario native Steve Staios has been named the new President of the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.
"I grew up playing in the grassroots minor hockey programs in Hamilton before I began my OHL career with Niagara Falls and George Burnett," Staios said in the press release. "The City of Hamilton has a rich hockey history and I’m excited to grow the OHL’s brand of Bulldogs hockey in this great community." Current Head Coach Burnett's relationship with Staios extends to 1990-92 when he coach the young Staios. A veteran of 18 NHL seasons and 1,001 games, Staios wasn't known for his scoring prowess but rather his ability to control the defensive zone and shut out the opponent's top scorers. He also won gold in the 2003 and 2004 World Championships, plus silver in 2008's. Staios also served as director of player development with Team Canada at the 2014 World Championship. Still just 41 years old, he will have much wisdom to share with the Hamilton's young minds. Fri, Jun 5, 2015 08:01:00 PM

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Veteran defenseman Steve Staios has retired and will join the Toronto Maple Leafs' front office.

The Hamilton native, who spent 18 seasons in the NHL, will be Toronto's new player development adviser. Staios, 39, will advise Toronto management on the prospects and players at all levels of the organization. He will also take on special assignments for both the amateur and pro scouting departments. Staios spent last season with the New York Islanders, garnering eight assists in 65 games. He finishes his career with 56 goals and 164 assists in 1,001 games with Boston, Vancouver, Atlanta, Edmonton, Calgary and the Islanders. Staios said it was time to "move on to a news chapter in my life." He reunites with Leafs general manager Brian Burke, who was the GM of the Vancouver Canucks when Staios played there in the late 1990s.
Wed, Jul 25, 2012 10:58:00 AM

Steve Staios returned to the Islanders' lineup on Tuesday night from a lower-body injury.

He missed one game with the ailment. Staios contributed an assist, two penalty minutes and one shot during his 14:35 of ice time in New York's 3-2 overtime loss to Washington.
Wed, Feb 29, 2012 02:17:00 AM

Steve Staios was a late scratch on Sunday because of a lower-body injury.

As a result, Mike Mottau made his return to the lineup from a concussion in Staios' place.
Mon, Feb 27, 2012 07:50:00 AM

Steve Staios returned to action Saturday against the Hurricanes.

He had missed Thursday's game due to the flu. Staios registered a plus two rating in the Islanders' 4-3 win over the Canes and seems safe to activate should he be on your fantasy squad.
Sun, Feb 19, 2012 02:16:00 AM

Steve Staios is dealing with the flu.

Staios missed Thursday's contest as a result. He should be considered questionable for Saturday's game.
Fri, Feb 17, 2012 10:56:00 AM

Steve Staios watched Tuesday's game as a healthy scratch to give him some rest.

The 38-year-old rearguard is the oldest player on the team and he had been seeing less than 13 minutes of ice time in each of the past three contests. Dylan Reese, who had been sitting since being recalled 11 days earlier, dressed in his place.
Wed, Jan 18, 2012 09:53:00 AM

Steve Staios returned to action on Saturday December 31.

Sun, Jan 1, 2012 02:06:00 AM

Steve Staios' upper body injury is a concussion.

Staios didn't play on Tuesday or Thursday and he'll miss his third straight game on Saturday. Beyond that, it's not clear how long he'll be sidelined.
Sat, Dec 17, 2011 10:54:00 AM

Steve Staios has been ruled out of Thursday's game due to an upper-body injury.

He was getting checked out for a possible concussion on Wednesday, but there was no information given on the results of those tests.
Thu, Dec 15, 2011 02:06:00 PM

Steve Staios is being examined for a possible concussion.

He logged nearly 18 minutes of ice time in Tuesday's loss to Montreal, but felt symptoms surface on Wednesday morning. NHL protocol will keep him out for at least Thursday's game versus Dallas. Aaron Ness or Calvin de Haan are expected to be recalled from the minors to take his spot in the lineup.
Wed, Dec 14, 2011 04:50:00 PM

Steve Staios has been paired with Mark Streit on the Islanders' blueline through the first four games of the season.

He earned a spot with the team out of training camp on a tryout basis and has averaged 17:08 of ice time per game. Staios doesn't have any fantasy value, but he does provide veteran leadership on the back end and he can still mix it up in the physical department.
Wed, Oct 19, 2011 07:57:00 AM

Steve Staios has inked a one-year contract with the New York Islanders.

Staios was participating in the Islanders' training camp on a tryout basis. He'll reportedly make at least $800,000 this season, but that figure can increase to as much as $1.6 million if he earns all his bonuses and the Islanders win the Stanley Cup. He had 10 points and 24 penalty minutes in 39 games last season.
Fri, Sep 30, 2011 12:14:00 PM

Steve Staios is heading to the New York Islanders training camp for a tryout.

Staios had just three goals and seven assists in 39 games for the Calgary Flames last season. He could have a decent shot to make the Islanders as a veteran defencemen. He hasn’t stayed healthy the last few years due to a rib injury. He shouldn’t be on any fantasy radar this season.
Fri, Sep 16, 2011 08:57:00 PM

Steve Staios (ribs) was activated from the IL on Thursday February 3.

Staios actually played all 4:01 minutes as a fourth line winger. He has no fantasy value.
Fri, Feb 4, 2011 02:46:00 AM

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