Paul Stastny, a standout at the University of Denver for two seasons, signed a multi-year contract with the Avalanche, and began his professional career with the same franchise as his hall-of-fame father, Peter Stastny. Stastny recorded his first-ever NHL point on October 8, 2006, with an assist on a goal by Wojtek Wolski. On February 21, 2007, Stastny passed Alex Tanguay's rookie point total of 51 points to set a new Colorado Avalanche record for points by a rookie.
Stastny has since set a number of records in his one season on the Avalanche. He has tied the franchise consecutive point streak record, set the record for longest point streak by a rookie and just failed to collect a point in what would have been his 21st consecutive game with a point in a match against the San Jose Sharks on March 18th, leaving his record at 20 games. He finished his rookie season with 78 points, and was named one of the three finalists for the Calder Trophy along with Evgeni Malkin and Jordan Staal. Stastny was also named to the 2006-2007 NHL All-Rookie team.
Stastny has a great work ethic and is adept at playmaking, giving him tons of chances to put points on the board and set up his teammates. He has the potential to become a complete player and will likely have a career that will mirror that of his father's. For Avalanche fans, that's not a problem at all.