Stafford reached the 20-goal plateau for the fourth time in his career in 2015-16, with his 21 goals placing him third amongst Jets players. In his first full-season as a Jet, Stafford had his greatest goal output since scoring 20 in 2011-12 with Buffalo. Stafford spent most of the season in a top-six role, and he looks set to continue doing so in 2016-17.
Stafford netted a power-play goal in Sunday's win over the Wild. The goal was his 21st of the season, marking the second-best total of his career. Stafford has been a solid contributor for much of the year and needs just three points to reach the 40-point plateau, but he also sports an unsightly minus-23 rating that ranks sixth-worst in the league.
Stafford found twine on two shots in Thursday's 4-1 win over Los Angeles. Stafford now has four markers in March to go along with two helpers -- not bad for the second line winger. The 30-year-old has now joined the 20-goal club for the fourth time in his career, and even though it's been a solid season for Stafford, the minus-18 rating puts a damper on his rejuvenating campaign.
Stafford tallied a goal on three shots and a plus-1 rating in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Predators. Stafford had seen better days of late, as he had gone 12 games without a goal since returning from a one-game suspension on Feb. 11. The 30-year-old certainly breathed a sigh of relief in this one, though. He's still logging heavy minutes each night, so hopefully this game was what the veteran needed to get back on track in what has been his best season since the 2011-12 campaign.
Stafford (suspension) will be back in the lineup Thursday against the Bruins. Stafford served a one-game suspension for a high-stick Tuesday, but with that behind him, he'll retake his spot as the right wing on the second line Thursday. The winger has 122 shots and 28 points through 49 contests this season, making him a consistent presence in season-long lineups and a nightly option for those playing daily fantasy. He should be deployed normally for those considering him Thursday.
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