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Steve Durbano

Steve Durbano

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: December 12, 1951
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 210 DRAFTED: NYR / 1971 NHL Amateur Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (13th overall)
OHA-Jr. Second All-Star Team (1971) Selected by Quebec (WHA) in 1972 WHA General Player Draft, February 12, 1972. Traded to St. Louis by NY Rangers for future considerations (Peter McDuffe and Curt Bennett, June 7, 1972), May 24, 1972. Missed remainder of 1974-75 due to wrist injury vs. Philadelphia, October 18, 1974. Traded to Pittsburgh by St. Louis with Ab DeMarco Jr. and Bob Kelly for Bryan Watson, Greg Polis and Pittsburgh's 2nd round choice (Bob Hess) in 1974 Amateur Draft, January 17, 1974. Traded to Kansas City by Pittsburgh with Chuck Arnason and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Paul Gardner) in 1976 Amateur Draft for Simon Nolet, Ed Gilbert and Kansas City's 1st round choice (Blair Chapman) in 1976 Amateur Draft, January 9, 1976. Transferred to Colorado after Kansas City franchise relocated, July 15, 1976. WHA rights traded to Birmingham (WHA) by Quebec (WHA) for cash, June, 1977. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 14, 1977. Loaned to Birmingham (WHA) by Detroit with the loan of Dave Hanson and future considerations for Vaclav Nedomansky and Tim Sheehy, November 18, 1977. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, August 11, 1978.
Quote of the Day

The groove of being behind a bench is going to be interesting at first, but thank God we have a few exhibition games to get rid of those cobwebs. Overall the excitement of it all and the freshness and coming back refreshed, all those things are going to be assets. If [the players] come ready to give their best effort in practice and games, good things are going to happen. I'm always looking for results. It's not always on the scoreboard. It's winning and building something.

— Bryan Trottier on making his return to coaching as an assistant with the Sabres