1981 Topps #39 EX-MT 6
Peter Šťastný; born 18 September 1956), also known colloquially as “Peter the Great” and “Stosh”, is a retired Slovak-Canadian professional ice hockey player who played in the National Hockey League (NHL) from 1980 to 1995. Stastny is the second highest scorer of the 1980s after Wayne Gretzky. During his time with the Quebec Nordiques, Stastny became a Canadian citizen. From 2004 to 2014, he served as a Member of the European Parliament for Slovakia. During his NHL career, he played with the Quebec Nordiques, New Jersey Devils, and St. Louis Blues.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1998 and ranks 34th all-time in NHL points (and second overall for Slovaks). On January 27, 2017, in a ceremony during the All-Star Weekend in Los Angeles, Stastny was part of the second group of players to be named one of the ‘100 Greatest NHL Players’ in history. He is the father of current St. Louis Blues forward Paul Stastny.