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#18 Drew Stafford
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 204
Year: Junior
Hometown: Faribault, Minn.
High School: Shattuck-St. Mary's
Drew Stafford
Courtesy: UND Athletics Media Relations
Release: 06/06/2006

 

Named Team USA’s most outstanding player in the 2005 World Junior Championships, which were held in Grand Forks, N.D., in December 2004 and January 2005 ... Has 14 points (5 goals, 9 assists) in 14 career playoff (9 WCHA, 5 NCAA) games.

2004-05: Finished season with points in his last five games, including three assists in the Frozen Four ... Had two assists in NCAA Frozen Four semifinal win against Minnesota and added another in championship game loss to Denver ... Had a goal each night of NCAA East Regional ... Scored on penalty shot during overtime in first game of season against Maine and as a result was named WCHA offensive player of the week Oct. 11... Had seven multiple-point games ... Finished third on team in points (38)... Led team in game-winning goals (5), a total that tied for seventh nationally ... Led team in plus/minus (+13) ...Tied for 22nd in the WCHA in points (23) ... Had career-high 13 goals ... Earned second letter.

Selected by Buffalo in the first round (13th overall) of the 2004 NHL Entry Draft in June 2004.

2003-04: Finished eighth nationally in points per game by a rookie (0.89) ... Ranked second among UND rookies with 11 goals ... Ranked fifth on the team with 32 points ... Notched the first power play goal of his career in the WCHA Final Five championship game vs. Minnesota (March 20) ... Scored game-winning goal in overtime against Michigan Tech (March 13) to clinch WCHA first round series and send UND to the WCHA Final Five ... Goal was his third game winner of the season ... His three game-winning goals is tied for the sixth-best freshman total in school history ... Had seven points in his last eight games ... Scored a career-high four points (1g, 3a) at Minnesota State (Feb. 21) ... Had nine multi-point games ... Helped lead United States to a gold medal at the 2004 IIHF World Junior Hockey Championships in Finland last December ... Earned first letter.

Before UND: Three-year letterwinner at Shattuck-St. Mary’s ... Scored 116 points (49 goals, 67 assists) as a senior ... Named Best All-Around Athlete/Citizen as a senior ... Also lettered twice in golf.

Personal: A 2003 graduate of Shattuck-St. Mary’s ... Majoring in physical education and exercise science ... Son of Gordie and Deb Stafford ... Father played pro hockey with the Milwaukee Admirals from 1980-87.

Stafford’s Career Statistics
OVERALL

Year    GP  G  A   PTS  PEN    PP SH GW 
03-04  36 11 21   32    15/30  1  0    3
04-05  42 13 25   38    17/34  6  0    5 
Totals  78 24 46   70   32/64  7  0    8

WCHA
Year    GP  G  A  PTS  PEN    PP SH GW 
03-04  26  4 17   21    11/22  0  0  1
04-05  27  8 15   23    11/22  3  0  2
Totals  53 12 32   44   22/44  3  0  3

Career Game Highs
Goals: 1, 24 times. Most recent 3/26/05 vs. Boston College
Assists: 3, twice. Most recent 11/26/06 at Michigan Tech
Points: 4, 2/21/04 at Minnesota State
Longest Point Streak: 5 games, 3 times. Most recent (2-5=7), CURRENT 3/19/05 vs. Minnesota to 4/9/05 vs. Denver

Career Firsts
Game: 10/4/03 vs. Minnesota Duluth
Goal: 10/4/03 vs. Minnesota Duluth
Assist: 10/17/03 vs. Boston College