Dean Richards, 29, from Telford, but of no fixed address, was found guilty of the manslaughter of George Loveridge – who was found by paramedics with stab wounds – at Stafford Crown Court.
The incident took place in Wellington, on July 4 last year.
Richards was convicted after a 10-day trial.
The court heard that an ambulance was called to Mr Loveridge's address in Charlton Street on Saturday, July 4, 2020, but that he died at the scene as a result of stab wounds.
Richards was arrested in connection with his death later that same day.
Detective Inspector Lee Holehouse said: “I hope that the outcome today will provide some closure to Mr Loveridge’s loved ones and our thoughts remain with them on what will understandably be an challenging day.
“Officers work diligently to ensure those who cause harm are put before the courts and we respect the verdict given.
"I’m pleased this case has resulted in a significant sentence that will see a dangerous individual in prison for some time.”
Following Mr Loveridge's death, his family paid tribute - calling him a 'a loving son, brother, uncle and friend'.
"He will be sadly missed because he made an impact on everybody’s lives. There will only ever be one Longy," said their statement.