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Steve Atkinson

Steve Atkinson  #19

Right Wing
NUMBER: 19 BIRTHDATE: October 16, 1948
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 170 DRAFTED: DET / 1966 NHL Amateur Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 1st   (6th overall)
CHL First All-Star Team (1969) Ken McKenzie Trophy (Rookie of the Year CHL) (1969) Traded to Boston by Detroit to complete transaction that sent Leo Boivin and Dean Prentice to Detroit (February 16, 1966), June 6, 1966. Sold to Hershey (AHL) by Boston for cash, June, 1970. Claimed by St. Louis from Hershey (AHL) in Intra-League Draft, June 9, 1970. Claimed on waivers by Buffalo from St. Louis, November 1, 1970. Selected by Dayton-Houston (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Claimed by Washington from Buffalo in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. WHA rights traded to Toronto (WHA) by Houston (WHA) for cash, September, 1975.
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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL