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NHL Buffalo Sabres vs Washington Capitals
Washington Capitals Eric Fehr (16) hits the puck away from Buffalo Sabres Drew Stafford(22) in the second period at the Verizon Center in Washington on December 26, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)
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Drew Stafford (born October 30, 1985) is an American ice hockey forward currently playing for the Buffalo Sabres of the National Hockey League (NHL). He started playing hockey at an early age and played for the Waukesha Warhawks in Waukesha, Wisconsin, playing with local area legends Todd Rose and Damian Carrasco-Zanini. He then went on to play for the American Hockey League's Rochester Americans before being called up to the National Hockey League to play for the Buffalo Sabres on November 5, 2006.

Stafford is the nephew of the Edmonton Oilers head equipment manager Barrie Stafford. His Father, Gordie, had also played professional hockey in the International Hockey League.

Stafford spent one year in St. Albert, Alberta, playing for the St. Albert Bantam AA Flyers. During this season (1999–2000) he finished 3rd in league scoring with 26 goals and 47 points in 30 league games, and led his team to a provincial berth. At the conclusion of the season Stafford was selected to participate in Hockey Alberta's elite development program as a member of the Northwest Sharks in the 2000 Pioneer Chrysler Alberta Cup.

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