I'm enjoying watching an exciting USA-Russia hockey match right now so decided to post today's Immigrant of the Day which honors one of the players on the American team.

Paul Stastny was born in Quebec in Canada and is a part of a hockey dynasty. When he's not at the Olympics, Stastny is a captain of the NHL's Colorado Avalanche. His father, Peter Stastny, a Czech defector, played for the team when they were the Quebec Nordiques. His brother Yan has played for the Boston Bruins, Edmonton Oilers and St. Louis Blues. And uncles Anton and Marion both played for the Nordiques.

Stastny brings both NHL and international competition experience with him. He was on the 2010 silver medal team in Vancouver. And it showed in the US' opening game against Slovakia where he scored two goals and led team USA to a 7-1 win. Good luck Paul!

[UPDATE: Who knew this would turn in to one of the greatest Olympic hockey games in history! Double congrats, Paul! And we'll call T.J. Oshie an honorary Immigrant of the Day.]