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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.
Quote of the Day

You get the right the whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.

— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals