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Drew Stafford

31-Year-Old Right Wing – Winnipeg Jets

2016-17 NHL Stats

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2016-17 NHL Projections

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2016-17 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

In his first full year with the Jets, Stafford put up a respectable 21 goals, 17 assists and 187 shots on goal, but took a hit with an unappealing minus-23 rating. In three of the past four campaigns, the winger has been tainted with an awful rating, but consistently plays a...

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STATUS:  Out    INJURY:  Illness    EST. RETURN:  2/28/2017
SHOOTS: Right   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 214   DOB: 10/30/1985
BORN: Milwaukee, Wisconsin   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #13 Overall in 2004   Show ContractHide Contract

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Drew Stafford Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $8.7 million contract with the Jets in June 2015.

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Drew Stafford NHL Stats
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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 28 NHL BUF 50 9 15 24 -18 39 91 9.9 1 0 15:59 2 3 5 2:23 58 11
2014-15 28 NHL WPG 26 9 10 19 6 8 56 16.1 0 0 17:30 2 2 4 2:41 23 4
2015-16 29 NHL WPG 78 21 17 38 -23 28 187 11.2 6 1 17:52 6 3 9 2:09 59 15
2016-17 30 NHL WPG 39 4 8 12 -3 12 66 6.1 1 0 13:16 2 1 3 1:22 35 1
2016-17 Proj 30 NHL WPG 79 Subscribe now to see our 2016-17 projections for Drew Stafford

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2016-17 Time On Ice Stats

13:16

Average Time On Ice

On average, Drew Stafford was on the ice for 13:16.

1:22

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Drew Stafford was on the ice for 1:22 during power plays.

0:17

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Drew Stafford was on the ice for 0:17 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2014-15 17:30 2:41 0:05
2015-16 17:52 2:09 1:02
2016-17 13:16 1:22 0:17

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2016-17 NHL Game Log   Drew Stafford
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Feb 21 @TOR Did Not Play
Feb 19 @OTT Did Not Play
Feb 18 @MON Did Not Play
Feb 16 @PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 7:23 2:07
Feb 14 DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 5 0 9:56 2:24
Feb 11 TAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 7:27 0:00
Feb 10 CHI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 10:39 0:40
Feb 7 MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 2 0 11:21 0:00
Feb 4 @COL Did Not Play
Feb 2 @DAL Did Not Play
Jan 31 @STL Did Not Play
Jan 26 @CHI Did Not Play
Jan 24 SAN Did Not Play
Jan 23 ANA Did Not Play
Jan 21 STL 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 10:34 1:35
Jan 18 ARI 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 18:27 1:50
Jan 16 @SAN 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:51 0:59
Jan 14 @LOS 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 16:20 3:02
Jan 13 @ARI 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:49 1:35
Jan 11 MON 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:30 2:39
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Jan 9 CGY 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:39 2:21
Jan 7 @BUF 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 12:24 2:57
Jan 4 @FLA 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 8:48 1:10
Jan 3 @TAM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 9:02 2:02
Dec 31 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 12:30 1:29
Dec 29 CLM 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 1 0 8:27 1:09
Dec 27 @CHI 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 33.3 3 1 8:58 0:00
Dec 22 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 8:39 0:00
Dec 20 @VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:15 1:08
Dec 18 COL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:21 0:00
Dec 15 FLA 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:39 0:01
Dec 11 @EDM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 16:25 1:27
Dec 10 @CGY 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 12:02 0:00
Dec 8 NYR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:36 0:00
Dec 6 DET 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 19:54 2:19
Dec 4 @CHI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 6 0 17:56 1:23
Dec 3 @STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 0 15:10 0:55
Dec 1 EDM 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:01 0:00
Nov 29 NJD 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 17:41 2:53
Nov 27 NAS 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 4 25.0 0 0 15:56 1:12
Nov 25 @NAS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 14:47 0:00
Nov 23 @MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 13:51 0:00
Nov 20 @CAR Did Not Play
Nov 19 @BOS Did Not Play
Nov 17 @PHI Did Not Play
Nov 15 CHI Did Not Play
Nov 13 LOS Did Not Play
Nov 11 @COL Did Not Play
Nov 10 @ARI Did Not Play
Nov 8 DAL Did Not Play
Nov 6 @NYR Did Not Play
Nov 4 @DET Did Not Play
Nov 3 @WAS Did Not Play
Nov 1 WAS Did Not Play
Oct 30 BUF Did Not Play
Oct 28 @COL Did Not Play
Oct 27 DAL Did Not Play
Oct 25 @DAL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 2:13 0:00
Oct 23 EDM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 16:37 3:28
Oct 19 TOR 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:33 1:37
Oct 17 BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:54 4:27
Oct 15 @MIN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:56 3:00
Oct 13 CAR 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:03 1:46

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

Stafford (illness) will sit out Sunday's game agains the Senators.

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Stafford (illness) will not play Saturday against the Canadiens.

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Stafford (lower leg) will suit up for Tuesday's matchup with the Wild.

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Stafford (lower leg) won't play Saturday against the Avalanche.

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Stafford (lower leg) told reporters he has a "pretty good chance" of returning to the lineup for Saturday's matchup with Colorado, Ken Wiebe of the Winnipeg Sun reports.

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Stafford (leg) is on injured reserve, per the NHL's official media site.

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Stafford (lower leg) will miss Monday's game against Anaheim.

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Stafford left Saturday's game against the Blues after suffering a lower-leg injury.

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Stafford registered a first-period assist and finished with a plus-1 rating during Monday's win against Calgary.

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Stafford's first goal of the season held up as the game-winner Sunday against the Predators.

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Stafford (upper body) has been cleared for action, but may be a healthy scratch Wednesday against the Wild, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 reports.

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Stafford (upper body) suited up in a regular jersey for practice Tuesday, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2016-17

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2015-16

Stafford proved to be a valuable offensive contributor for the Jets after joining the team via trade from Buffalo in February. He managed to tally an impressive 19 points (nine goals, 10 assists) in 26 games with Winnipeg, and that performance earned him a two-year, $8.7 million contract with the Jets in June. His somewhat disappointing numbers prior to the 2014-15 season can largely be attributed to the fact that the Sabres have been one of the league's worst teams in recent years, and now that heís surrounded by improved talent, it wouldnít be a huge surprise if the former first-round pick enjoyed one of his best statistical seasons as a pro in 2015-16. Health is a bit of a concern with Stafford, as he has missed a total of 22 games over the past four seasons due to injury. However, because he will likely return to a second- or third-line role with the Jets, he should offer solid value in this year's fantasy drafts.

2014-15

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 disappointing, and over the past two years, heís posted a combined minus-35 rating. Time is running out for Stafford, who enters the last year of his contract. Should the Sabres feel that Stafford has no future with the club, it is very possible he becomes trade bait to help aid the rebuilding process.

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.