|Staios warming up during his tenure with the Calgary Flames.|
| 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
200 lb (91 kg)
|Born|| July 28 1973,|
Hamilton, ON, CAN 
|NHL Draft|| 27th overall, 1991|
St. Louis Blues
|Pro Career||1993 – 2012|
Steven Staios (born July 28, 1973) is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey player who was an alternate captain for the New York Islanders of the National Hockey League. He played both right wing and defence in the NHL.
Staios was selected in the second round of the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, 27th overall, by the St. Louis Blues. After a three-year career in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) with the Niagara Falls Thunder and Sudbury Wolves, Staios spent several years in the International Hockey League (IHL) and the American Hockey League (AHL) with the Blues' minor league affiliates. He was traded to the Boston Bruins on March 8, 1996, along with Kevin Sawyer for Stephen Leach. Staios made his NHL debut with the Bruins, appearing in 12 games to finish the 1995–96 season. The following season, in 1996–97, he was acquired on waivers by the Vancouver Canucks on March 18, 1997. He finished what qualified as his NHL rookie season with a combined 17 points in 63 games between the two teams.
After two more seasons with the Canucks thereafter, Staios was left unprotected for the 1999 NHL Expansion Draft and was selected by the Atlanta Thrashers. He changed his position to right wing, but was often sidelined in his first season with Atlanta, appearing in just 27 games. The following season, Staios was named team captain, succeeding Kelly Buchberger for the 2000–01. He recorded 22 points in 70 games in his final year as a Thrasher.
In the 2001 off-season, Staios signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Edmonton Oilers on July 12, 2001. In 2002–03, he led all defenceman in shorthanded goals (3). After the 2004–05 NHL lockout, during which time Staios played briefly with Luleå HF of the Swedish Elitserien, Staios was part of the Oilers team that made a run to the 2006 Stanley Cup Finals. He scored one goal and five assists in a career-high 24 playoff games; however, the Oilers lost in game seven of the finals to the Carolina Hurricanes. He had notably taken a penalty in overtime during Game 5 of the Finals, an elimination game for the Oilers. However, Fernando Pisani scored shorthanded to force a Game 6.
An injury shortened 2006-07 season saw Staios play in only 58 games, scoring two goals. He would manage to stay healthy the next two seasons, playing in all 82 games during the 2007-08 campaign and in 80 games during the 2008-09 campaign, recording a combined 30 points.
Staios was born to Macedonian parents. He has two children, Nathan and Ella, with his wife, Susannah.
|1990–91||Niagara Falls Thunder||OHL||66||17||29||46||115||12||2||3||5||10|
|1991–92||Niagara Falls Thunder||OHL||65||11||42||53||122||17||7||8||15||27|
|1992–93||Niagara Falls Thunder||OHL||12||4||14||18||30||—||—||—||—||—|
Played for Canada in:
- 2008 World Championships (silver medal)
|Senior int'l totals||9||0||0||0||2|
- ↑ Cole, Stephen (2006). The Canadian Hockey Atlas. Doubleday Canada. ISBN 978-0-385-66093-8 (0-385-66093-6).
- ↑ Souray skating, hopes to be able to practice with team soon. Edmonton Journal (2009-11-06). Retrieved on 2009-11-12.
- ↑ Oilers send Staios to Flames for Johnson, draft pick. The Sports Network (2010-03-03). Retrieved on 2009-03-05.
- ↑ http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Columnists/Jones/2008/05/12/5540156-sun.html
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