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Steve Atkinson

Steve Atkinson

Right Wing
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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I remember the first time at Wrigley Field all of us had the long johns, the turtlenecks and the extra equipment because we were afraid of being cold. Halfway through the first period everybody's ripping everything off and we just ended up wearing what we would normally wear for a game at the United Center.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp on the 2009 Bridgestone NHL Winter Classic