Stajan, a Mississauga Ont., native, officially announced his retirement from the NHL on Dec. 3, logging 1,003 games in a 14-year career between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the Flames. After nine years in Calgary, Stajan seems to have no intention of moving back East.
“The longer we were here, the more the city grew on us, and I think we grew on the city as well,” Stajan said during After Hours on Saturday. “It was a rough, probably, couple of years, but we’ve embraced the city.”
The 35-year-old Stajan currently lives in Calgary, with his wife and two children. A second-round pick with the Maple Leafs in 2002, the veteran forward finished his career with 146 goals and 413 points to his name over his tenure in the NHL. He spent the 2018-19 season playing with the German hockey league’s EHC Red Bull Munchen, posting 33 points through 52 games.
He reached the Stanley Cup playoffs twice during his time with Calgary, in 2015 and 2017.