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Drew Stafford

28-Year-Old Right Wing – Buffalo Sabres

2013-14 NHL Stats

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16

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18

PP Pts

7

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-19

PIM

39

2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

One of the leagueís most mercurial goal scorers, Stafford redeemed himself slightly with a 16 goal campaign in 2013-14, after scoring just six goals in 46 games in the previous season. Since signing a $16-million extension with the Sabres, Staffordís production has been disa...

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Stafford signed a four-year deal for a reported $16 million total in June 2011.

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Stafford finished the season with 16 goals and 18 assists in 70 games.

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Drew Stafford NHL Stats
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  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2006-07 20 41 13 14 27 5 33 67 19.4 3 0 3 0 3
2007-08 21 64 16 22 38 3 51 103 15.5 5 0 1 0 1
2008-09 22 79 20 25 45 3 29 183 10.9 0 0 15:38 9 7 16 2:37 80 18
2009-10 23 71 14 20 34 4 35 181 7.7 1 0 14:28 5 6 11 2:32 59 15
2010-11 24 NHL BUF 62 31 21 52 13 34 179 17.3 4 0 16:32 11 8 19 3:27 53 5
2011-12 25 NHL BUF 80 20 30 50 5 46 226 8.8 4 1 17:39 3 4 7 2:15 102 22
2012-13 26 NHL BUF 46 6 12 18 -16 21 121 5.0 0 0 17:01 0 3 3 2:11 46 9
2013-14 27 NHL BUF 70 16 18 34 -19 39 185 8.6 1 1 18:38 2 5 7 2:19 78 25
2014-15 Proj 28 NHL BUF 74 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for Drew Stafford

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Time On Ice Stats

18:38

Average Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Drew Stafford was on the ice for 18:38.

2:19

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2013-14

During an average game, Drew Stafford was on the ice for 2:19 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2011-12 17:39 2:15
2012-13 17:01 2:11
2013-14 18:38 2:19

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Drew Stafford 2013-14 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 13 NYI 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 22:41 1:51
Apr 12 at BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 18:26 2:26
Apr 10 at NYR 1 0 1 -1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 20:09 1:59
Apr 8 DET Did Not Play
Apr 6 at PHI Did Not Play
Apr 4 at DET Did Not Play
Apr 3 at STL Did Not Play
Apr 1 NJ 0 2 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0.0 1 2 22:28 3:19
Mar 29 TB 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 22:18 3:25
Mar 27 at NSH 0 0 0 -3 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 19:46 2:15
Mar 25 at MON 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 1 19:57 3:04
Mar 23 at VAN 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 19:06 0:54
Mar 20 at EDM 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 7 14.3 2 1 22:19 1:52
Mar 18 at CGY 1 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 0 18:43 1:41
Mar 16 MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 1 22:24 1:50
Mar 15 at NYI 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 2 0.0 2 0 19:45 7:11
Mar 13 at CAR 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 1 1 18:37 2:13
Mar 11 NSH 1 0 1 -2 0 1 0 0 5 20.0 2 0 23:00 4:29
Mar 9 CHI 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 100.0 0 1 21:42 5:08
Mar 7 at FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 3 1 22:11 1:56
Mar 6 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 2 18:09 1:10
Mar 3 at DAL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 1 18:17 1:07
Feb 28 SJ 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 20:16 3:02
Feb 26 BOS 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 0 0 20:10 5:05
Feb 25 CAR 0 2 2 -1 0 0 1 0 3 0.0 0 0 19:31 2:34
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Feb 6 at OTT 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 5 20.0 1 0 22:55 6:44
Feb 5 PIT 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 18:11 1:19
Feb 3 EDM 1 0 1 -1 2 0 0 1 2 50.0 0 1 20:50 3:33
Feb 1 at COL Did Not Play
Jan 30 at PHO Did Not Play
Jan 28 WAS Did Not Play
Jan 27 at PIT Did Not Play
Jan 25 at CLS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 12:17 0:00
Jan 23 CAR 0 1 1 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:55 2:20
Jan 21 FLA 2 1 3 0 0 1 1 0 5 40.0 1 0 18:57 4:15
Jan 18 CLS 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 0 0 20:01 1:57
Jan 15 at TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 1 19:46 1:29
Jan 14 PHI Did Not Play
Jan 12 at WAS Did Not Play
Jan 9 FLA Did Not Play
Jan 7 CAR Did Not Play
Jan 4 NJ Did Not Play
Jan 2 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 0 3:21 0:59
Dec 31 at WPG 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 2 21:11 4:48
Dec 29 WAS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 20:35 0:00
Dec 27 at TOR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:33 0:00
Dec 23 PHO 0 0 0 0 15 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 11:22 0:16
Dec 21 at BOS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 0 20:20 6:08
Dec 19 BOS 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 20:20 3:16
Dec 17 WPG 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 16:10 3:36
Dec 14 CGY 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:56 4:53
Dec 12 at OTT 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 6 0.0 2 1 19:10 5:38
Dec 10 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:40 1:38
Dec 7 at MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 4 1 19:56 0:54
Dec 5 NYR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 20:21 1:54
Nov 30 at NJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 19:39 3:34
Nov 29 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 4 1 22:22 4:15
Nov 27 MON 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:49 1:03
Nov 24 DET 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 17:55 1:56
Nov 21 at PHI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 1 0 21:28 3:52
Nov 19 STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:44 1:14
Nov 16 at TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 5 0 21:36 1:41
Nov 15 TOR 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 2 0 18:23 2:01
Nov 12 LA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 0 15:46 0:42
Nov 8 at ANH 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 20:09 2:10
Nov 7 at LA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:47 1:37
Nov 5 at SJ 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 1 0 18:31 0:31
Nov 2 ANH 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 0 1 13:49 0:00
Oct 31 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:28 0:00
Oct 28 DAL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 6:13 0:00
Oct 26 at TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 12:55 1:33
Oct 25 at FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 2 14:08 0:37
Oct 23 BOS 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 17:14 1:11
Oct 19 COL 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 19:14 2:55
Oct 17 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 19:22 1:22
Oct 15 at NYI 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 2 0 22:41 2:25
Oct 14 MIN 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:47 2:25
Oct 12 at CHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 3 0 17:54 1:50
Oct 10 CLS 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 6 0.0 2 0 16:55 0:01
Oct 8 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 20:19 1:49
Oct 5 at PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:18 1:44
Oct 4 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 19:35 3:16
Oct 2 at DET 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:11 2:50

Drew Stafford: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Stafford (undisclosed) scored the team's lone goal in a 2-1 loss to the Rangers on Thursday.

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Stafford (undisclosed) will play Thursday against the Rangers, WGR 500 reports.

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Stafford (undisclosed) practiced with the team Wednesday, Mike Harrington of the Buffalo News reports.

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Stafford (undisclosed) will not play Tuesday against the Red Wings.

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Coach Ted Nolan said Stafford, who's missed the last two games with an undisclosed injury, could be a possibility for Tuesday's game against the Red Wings.

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Stafford (undisclosed) will not play Friday, and Sabres coach Ted Nolan said the forward's injury may be worse than the coach originally thought.

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Stafford is unlikely to play Friday against Detroit after getting "banged up" in Tuesday game against the Devils, The Buffalo News reports.

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Stafford assisted on both of Tyler Ennis's goals in regulation in a 3-2 shootout win over the Devils on Tuesday.

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Stafford scored Buffalo's lone goal in their 3-1 loss to Calgary on Tuesday.

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Stafford scored one of Buffalo's two goals in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Carolina, giving him a goal in each of the last three games.

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Stafford scored Buffalo's only goal in a 4-1 loss to Nashville on Tuesday.

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Stafford has been named an alternate captain for the rest of the season, reports the Olean Times Herald.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Last season was a total nightmare for Stafford, as he failed to get off the ground at all following the lockout. He struggled to 18 points in 46 games and posted a team-worst minus-16 rating. Speculative owners should note that heís notoriously a second-half player, but wasnít afforded that luxury in a shortened season. He entered last season coming off consecutive 50-point seasons, and is much too talented to have a repeat of last seasonís debacle. There will be ebbs and flows, but Stafford should approach the 50-point mark once again in a full season.

2012-13

Like many of his teammates, Stafford waited until it was too late to turn on the jets last season, but his post All-Star break pace (27 points in 32 games) and chemistry with Tyler Ennis provides high expectations for '12-13. Buyer beware, his breakout 31-goal campaign in '10-11 was also the product of a few hot streaks, so he will likely continue to run hot and cold. Another 50-point season is a reasonable expectation for Stafford in '12-13.

2011-12

The Sabres locked up Stafford to a a four-year contract before he could even test free agency, and a lot is expected of the North Dakota alum after taking a big step up offensively last year. The winger more than doubled his goal output from the previous season, and 30 goals and 20 to 25 assists is more than reasonable to ask of Stafford in 2011-12.

2010-11

A lot was expected of Stafford coming into 2009-10, and he was a major disappointment. Stafford's 14 goals and 20 assists were not enough for a guy who came into the year tabbed as a guy to take the next step forward. He's still only 24, and now with the pressure off and expectations lowered, Stafford could break out, or maybe this is just what he is -- a 40-point player who holds down the right wing on the third or fourth line.

2009-10

Stafford's numbers have steadily been increasing over the past few years. Last season he notched 20 goals and 25 assists compared to his 16 goals and 22 assists the season prior. Despite his good numbers, Stafford has the potential to do a lot better. At 23, he has time to mature as a player and could be among the Sabres' elite forwards.Ā@

2008-09

Stafford didnít rise as quickly as the Sabres hoped in 2007-08, however, he will get another chance in 2008-09. He offers a compelling mix of skill and grit. Stafford notched 38 points (16G, 22A) in 64 games last season as a 22-year-old. Because the Sabresí top three lines are filled with inconsistent and aging players, Stafford has a lot of upside and it helps that he already has 105 regular-season NHL games under his belt.

2007-08

Stafford was one of several Buffalo prospects that received a chance to play in 2006-07 because of a nasty wave of injuries that felled key players. Stafford asserted himself as the SabresÔŅĹ best prospect and is in line for a full-time role in 2007-08, probably on the second or third line. ThereÔŅĹs a good chance that he will significantly exceed his 2006-07 total of 27 points (13G, 14A) in 41 games and Stafford could win a power-play role as well.

2006-07

Stafford will likely spend much, if not all, of this year in the minors getting some experience. He's got a ton of potential, so keep your eye on this guy. Stafford was one of the younger selections to the U.S. men's national team for the 2006 International Ice Hockey Championships. Stafford projects to be a first- or second-line forward in a few years, and has good ability in short-handed situations.

2005-06

Chosen as Buffalo's first-round pick (13th overall), Stafford was ranked as the seventh-best North American skater heading into the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He's big (6'2", 202lbs) and strong, and he never takes a shift off. He's probably destined for second line duty in the NHL, but he also learned to play the grinder role when he played for Team USA at the 2003-04 World Junior Championships in Helsinki. His upside is top line, but if that doesn't pan out he has enough skills to become a serviceable NHL forward deeper down.

2004-05

Chosen as Buffalo's first-round pick (13th overall), Stafford was ranked as the seventh-best North American skater heading into the 2004 NHL Entry Draft. He's big (6'2", 202lbs) and strong, and he never takes a shift off. He's probably destined for second line duty in the NHL, but he also learned to play the grinder role when he played for Team USA at the 2003-04 World Junior Championships in Helsinki. His upside is top line, but if that doesn't pan out he has enough skills to become a serviceable NHL forward deeper down.