Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Garrett Stafford
Garrett Stafford was born January 28m 1980 in Los Angeles, California. Undrafted, the 6'0 defenseman is a graduate of the University of New Hampshire.

A hard working forward, Stafford spent four years at the University of New Hampshire before he signed as a free agent with San Jose's AHL affiliate, the Cleveland Barons in 2003. By the end of his rookie professional season in the league, he had been named to PlanetUSA in the AHL All-Star Game, was an AHL Second-Team All-Star, and was named to the AHL All-Rookie Team member. He continued to toil in the minors for the next three seasons with the Sharks' AHL affiliates, but failed to match his 46-point rookie campaign in 2003-04.

In the summer of 2007, Stafford signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings. During his first season with the Red Wings, he spent the majority of his time with the club's AHL affiliate, but managed to make his NHL debut with the Red Wings in a February 23, 2008 game against Vancouver.

On July 3, 2008 Stafford signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars. He would spend the majority of the following two seasons in the American Hockey League with the Grand Rapids Griffins and then the Texas Stars producing solid offensive numbers from the back end.

On July 3, 2010, Stafford was signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to a one-year contract. He would once again be assigned to the AHL and once again produce solid offensive numbers. He would see action in two games for the Coyotes during the 2010-11, failing to record a point.

Shortly before the start of the 2011-12 season Stafford was traded to the Montreal Canadiens along with Petteri Nokelainen in exchange for Brock Trotter and a draft pick.

In the summer of 2012 Stafford signed on to join the Washington Capitals and joined the club's AHL affiliate, the Hershey Bears.

On April 2, 2013, Stafford was traded by the Capitals to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Dane Byers.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Anaheim Jr. Ducks SCAHA
1996-97 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 37 1 10 11 40 5 0 0 0 0
1997-98 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 53 6 17 23 89 12 1 3 4 42
1998-99 Des Moines Buccaneers USHL 56 8 33 41 54 13 2 2 4 18
1999-00 U. of New Hampshire H-East 38 3 9 12 28
2000-01 U. of New Hampshire H-East 37 5 21 26 44
2001-02 U. of New Hampshire H-East 36 5 22 27 42
2002-03 U. of New Hampshire H-East 23 1 15 16 24
2003-04 Cleveland Barons AHL 73 12 34 46 71 +4 6 0 0 0 6
2004-05 Cleveland Barons AHL 68 6 18 24 55 -7
2005-06 Cleveland Barons AHL 80 11 28 39 86 -19
2006-07 Worcester Sharks AHL 77 11 30 41 58 +3 6 0 3 3 2
2007-08 Detroit Red Wings NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
2007-08 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 69 11 33 44 36 -4
2008-09 Dallas Stars NHL 3 0 2 2 0 0
2008-09 Grand Rapids Griffins AHL 70 11 34 45 50 +3 10 0 5 5 4
2009-10 Texas Stars AHL 60 7 25 32 22 +16 21 4 6 10 10
2010-11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
2010-11 San Antonio Rampage AHL 65 14 32 46 74 -11
2011-12 Portland Pirates AHL 6 1 3 4 6 -3
2011-12 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 42 8 16 24 14 -5
2012-13 Hershey Bears AHL 48 1 20 21 36 -5
2012-13 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 8 0 2 2 0 +1 17 2 2 4 10
2013-14 Farjestads BK Karlstad Sweden 12 2 1 3 6
2013-14 HC Geneve-Servette Swiss 8 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 7 0 2 2 0


Hockey East Second All-Star Team (2002) AHL All-Rookie Team (2004) AHL Second All-Star Team (2004) Signed as a free agent by Cleveland (AHL), October 10, 2003. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, December 9, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 16, 2007. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 3, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 3, 2010. Traded to Montreal by Phoenix with Petteri Nokelainen for Brock Trotter and Montreal's 7th round choice (Marek Langhamer) in 2012 Entry Draft, October 23, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Washington, July 2, 2012. Traded to Edmonton by Washington for Dane Byers, April 2, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Farjestad (Sweden), June 12, 2013.