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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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He is, in my opinion, one of the best defensemen in the NHL and continuing to grow. I think his game, from an offensive standpoint, he continues to drive our offense... I think there's still tremendous upside for Oliver.

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