Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Alek Stojanov
Right-winger Alex Stojanov played briefly with the Vancouver Canucks and Pittsburgh Penguins in the 90s. He was a top amateur prospect who never developed into the impact power forward in the NHL.

Born in Windsor, Ontario, Stojanov was chosen seventh overall by the Canucks in 1991 after a 25 goals season with the OHL's Dukes of Hamilton. He returned to junior to compete for the Guelph Platers then saw spot duty in parts of two years with Vancouver. In March 1996 the Canucks fleeced the Penguins by acquiring future scoring star Markus Naslund for the enigmatic Stojanov. He played 45 games over two years with his new club before he was relegated to the minors.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1988-89 Windsor Riversides Minor-ON 26 19 15 34 53
1988-89 Belle River Canadiens ON-Jr.C 7 3 2 5 42
1988-89 Amherstburg Vikings ON-Jr.C 1 0 0 0 2
1989-90 Dukes of Hamilton OHL 37 4 4 8 91
1990-91 Dukes of Hamilton OHL 62 25 20 45 181 4 1 1 2 14
1991-92 Guelph Storm OHL 33 12 15 27 91
1992-93 Guelph Storm OHL 36 27 28 55 62
1992-93 Newmarket Royals OHL 14 9 7 16 26 7 1 3 4 26
1992-93 Hamilton Canucks AHL 4 4 0 4 0
1993-94 Hamilton Canucks AHL 4 0 1 1 5
1994-95 Syracuse Crunch AHL 73 18 12 30 270
1994-95 Vancouver Canucks NHL 4 0 0 0 13 -2 5 0 0 0 2
1995-96 Vancouver Canucks NHL 58 0 1 1 123 -12
1995-96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 10 1 0 1 7 -1 9 0 0 0 19
1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 35 1 4 5 79 +3
1997-98 Syracuse Crunch AHL 41 5 4 9 215 -18 3 1 0 1 4
1998-99 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 12 0 1 1 35 -4
1998-99 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 13 0 1 1 58 -8
1998-99 Detroit Vipers IHL 27 1 3 4 91 +3
1999-00 Detroit Vipers IHL 43 4 10 14 135 -16
2000-01 New Mexico Scorpions WPHL 36 10 16 26 131
2001-02 New Mexico Scorpions CHL 28 10 6 16 98 +3
NHL Totals 107 2 5 7 222 14 0 0 0 21


Traded to Pittsburgh by Vancouver for Markus Naslund, March 20, 1996.