Steve Staios
POSITION: Defenseman
HEIGHT: 6' 1"
BIRTHDATE: 07/28/1973
DRAFTED: STL: 1991-27 overall

Agreed to attend the Islanders’ 2011 Training Camp on a tryout basis on September 16, 2011. Signed a one-year deal on September 30, 2011.

Selected by the St. Louis Blues in the second round, 27th overall, of the 1991 National Hockey League Entry Draft. Traded to the Boston Bruins, along with Kevin Sawyer, in exchange for Steve Leach on March 8, 1996. Claimed off of waivers by the Vancouver Canucks on March 18, 1997. Claimed by Atlanta in the Expansion Draft on June 25, 1999. Traded to the New Jersey Devils in exchange for New Jersey's 9th round choice (Simon Gamache) in the 2000 Draft on June 12, 2000. Traded to Atlanta in exchange for future considerations on July 10, 2000. Signed as a free agent by the Edmonton Oilers on July 12, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Lulea (Sweden) on January 28, 2005. Traded to Calgary by Edmonton in exchange for Aaron Johnson and Calgary's 3rd round choice (Travis Ewayyk) in the 2011 Draft on March 3, 2010.

Scored 10 points (3g/7a) in 39 games during his 15th NHL season and his second with Calgary…Posted a plus-6 rating and averaged 14:43 of ice-time…Made his season debut on Oct.14 vs. Florida...Played his 900th career game on Oct.19 at Nashville...Scored his first point of the season (assist) on Nov.12 at Phoenix...Scored his first goal of the season (game tying goal) on Nov.26 at Philadelphia...Suffered an injury on Dec.5 and missed 24 games...Removed from IR on Feb.1 and played his first game back on Feb.3 at Atlanta - played as a forward ...Scored a short-handed goal on Feb.16 vs. Dallas...Was a team high plus-3 on Mar.1  at St. Louis...Scored the game tying goal with 1:55 remaining against his former team (Edmonton) on Mar.26.

Began the season with Edmonton, posting seven assists in 40 games before being traded to Calgary…Collected his first point (assist) of the season on Nov. 8 at Colorado...Had two assists and was a plus-3 with five blocked shots on Nov. 10 at Ottawa...Posted his sixth assist in his last seven games on Nov. 21 vs. Chicago..Played his first game for the Flames on March. 5 vs. New Jersey...Picked up his first point as a Flame (assist) and his 200th career point on Mar. 7 at Minnesota ...Scored his first goal of the season on Mar.21 at Minnesota. 2008-09: Finished the season with 14 points (2g/12a) in 80 games during his seventh season with Edmonton …Led Oilers and was 20th in the NHL with 157 blocked shots…Had a game-high five blocked shots Oct. 17 at Calgary…Scored his first goal of the season and had three blocked shots on Oct. 25 at Vancouver…Registered his 1,100th NHL penalty minute on Nov. 29 at St. Louis…Scored two assists on Jan. 18 vs. Phoenix for his first multi-point game of the season …Played his 800th NHL game on Jan. 15 at Minnesota. 2007-08: Scored 16 points (7g/9a) with 121 PIM in 82 games with Edmonton…Scored points in 15 of 82 games and was plus or even in 47 of 82 games…Named the Oilers’ Unsung Hero for the second time in his career…Was one of four alternate captains, wearing the “A” for road games…One of five Oilers to play all 82 games, marking the third time in his career that he has played all 82 games…Led the Oilers and was fourth in the NHL in blocked shots with 187…Had a season-high seven blocked shots on Jan. 13 vs. Calgary…Played in his 700th career NHL game on Nov. 24 vs. Chicago…Registered his 1,000th career NHL penalty minute with a roughing minor on Dec.18 vs. Dallas. 2006-07: Scored 17 points (2g/15a) with 97 penalty minutes in 58 games with Edmonton…Ranked second on the team with 140 blocked shots, fourth in penalty minutes and ninth in hits (59)…Saw his consecutive games played streak ended at 224 (Jan. 11, 2003 to Nov. 21, 2006) when he missed a game on Nov. 24 vs. Chicago due to a knee injury…Had five game-winning assists…Scored his first goal of the season on Oct. 21 vs. Detroit for his 150th career point. 2005-06: Scored 28 points (8g/20a) with a plus-10 rating  in 82 games with Edmonton…Led the team in plus-minus and ranked third in penalty minutes (84)…Finished second on the team and ranked 13th in NHL with 164 blocked shots…Recorded a five-game point streak streak (1g/5a) from Oct. 25 - Nov. 3, matching his career high…Scored his 100th career NHL assist on Feb. 6 vs. Anaheim…Played in his 600th career NHL game Mar. 9 at San Jose. 2004-05: Scored three points (2g/1a) with 12 Penalty minutes in seven games with Lulea HF of the Swedish Elit League. 2003-04: Scored 28 points (6g/22a) with 86 penalty minutes and a plus-17 rating in 82 games with Edmonton…Established single season career highs in games, assists and points…Won October segment of Molson Cup…Led Oilers defensemen in scoring, ranked fifth on the team in assists, fourth in plus-minus and fourth in penalty minutes…Scored his 100th career NHL point with a goal on Nov. 22 vs. Montreal. 2002-03: Scored 26 points (5g/21a) with 96 penalty minutes and a plus-13 rating in 76 games with Edmonton…Was the Oilers’ nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy…Named the Oilers Outstanding Defenseman …Ranked first on the team and second in the NHL in shorthanded scoring with six points (3g/3a). 2001-02: Played his first season with the Oilers, tallying 10 points (5g/5a) with 108 penalty minutes and a plus-10 rating in 73 games …Ranked fifth on the team in plus-minus and third in penalty minutes…Named the Oilers Unsung Hero…Placed fourth on the team in blocked shots (66). 2000-01: Scored 22 points (9g/13a) in 70 games with the Atlanta Thrashers…Was second in scoring among Atlanta defensemen and first in goals…Named Atlanta’s second captain in franchise history on Oct. 5. 1999-00: Appeared in 27 games during his first season in Atlanta…Set an Atlanta team record with a career-high 21 penalty minutes on Nov. 17 vs. Tampa Bay. 1998-99: Played defense and right wing during his third season in Vancouver, finishing with two points (0g/2a) and 54 penalty minutes in 57 games . 1997-98: Scored seven points (3g/4a) with 134 penalty minutes in 77 games for Vancouver…Played in his 100th NHL game on Dec. 1 vs. Detroit. 1996-97: Split the season between Boston and Vancouver, totaling 17 points (3g/14a) in 63 games…With Boston, scored his first NHL goal on Dec. 21 vs. Washington…Notched his first NHL point (assist) on Oct. 12 at San Jose. 1995-96: Made his NHL debut with Boston on Mar. 21 at Ottawa… Finished the season with 12 games and four penalty minutes. 1994-95: Scored 16 points (3g/13a) in 80 games with Peoria (International Hockey League). 1993-94: Made professional debut with St. Louis’ IHL affiliate in Peoria, scoring 12 points (3g/9a) in 38 games.

2006: Appeared in all 24 playoff games with Edmonton, earning six points (1g/5a) with 28 penalty minutes…Ranked fifth on the team in TOI at 21:31…Was seventh in the NHL in blocked shots (55)…Played a career-high 40:00 in Game 3 of the Conference Semi Finals on May. 10 vs. San Jose…Scored his first career playoff point with an assist in Game 2 of the Conference Quarter Finals on Apr. 23 @ Detroit…Scored a power play goal in Game 3 of the Conference Final on May. 23 vs. Anaheim for his first career playoff goal …Made his Stanley Cup Final debut, scoring 2 points (0g/2a) with 8 penalty minutes in seven games vs. Carolina. 2003: Played in six playoff games with Edmonton, recording four penalty minutes. 1996: Made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut with Boston, appearing in three games.

Represented Canada at the IIHF World Championships on four occasions. 2007-08: Was a member of silver medal winning Team Canada at the WC. 2003-04: Won back-to-back gold medals with Canada in 2003 and 2004.

Played 143 games for the Ontario Hockey League’s Niagara Falls Thunder and 53 games with the Sudbury Wolves…Scored 117 points (32g/85a) with Niagara Falls and 57 points (13g/44a) with Sudbury.