2004-05: Stoesz had 238 PIMs with Spokane, good for second in the league in minutes served. Drafted by the New Jersey Devils in the 7th round of the NHL Draft, 207th overall.
Stoesz had been used as a forward some in 2004-05, but was fully converted to one in 2005-06 but ironically, his scoring rate dropped.
2006-07: Stoesz began the season with the Chilliwack Bruins, having been picked up in the expansion draft, and was traded to the Regina Pats on Jan. 11. The 6’2 enforcer finished the season with a combined 11 points and 224 penalty minutes in 69 games. He was scratched for at least one game in the playoffs.
2007-08: Turned pro and played for the affiliate ECHL Gwinnett Gladiators.
December 2007 Q&A with Stoesz.
2008-09: Stoesz was acquired by the Devils at the March trade deadline in the same deal that netted New Jersey Niclas Havelid. His combined totals in the ECHL saw him only score seven points in 53 games, but was able to rack up 188 PIM’s.