Stafford recorded a pair of goals in Sunday's win over the Wild. Stafford has now netted a goal in three straight contests, giving the winger five goals on the year. The 29-year-old looks rejuvenated in his first full season in Winnipeg, but is currently shooting at an unsustainable 26.3%, so the production may slow down a bit.
Stafford netted a power-play goal in Sunday's loss to the Blues. Stafford has gotten off to a solid start to the season, maintaining a point-every-other-game thus far, while factoring in with a pair of points on the power play. Now with the benefit of a full season with a stronger offensive unit after spending the first part of his career with the Sabres, the 29-year-old could reach the 50-point plateau for the third time in his career.
Stafford opened the season with a goal on four shots, an assist and a plus-2 rating against the Bruins on Thursday. The Jets stuck it to Tuukka Rask and the B's, and Stafford was right in the middle of it, with his net-front presence paying off when the Jets' forecheck generated some puck movement in the danger areas. Stafford did quite well after being dealt from Buffalo to Winnipeg last year, with his stats improving pretty much across the board, and his opening act for this season suggests that was no fluke.
Drew Stafford signed a two-year, $8.7 million deal to remain with the Jets on Tuesday, Sportsnet.ca's Elliotte Friedman reports.
Drew Stafford celebrated his return to the playoffs for the first time since the 2010-11 campaign with a goal in Thursday's Game 1 loss to the Ducks.
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