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Steve Duchesne

Steve Duchesne  #28

Defenseman
NUMBER: 28 BIRTHDATE: June 30, 1965
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Sept-Iles, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 195
Shoots: Left
QMJHL First All-Star Team (1985) NHL All-Rookie Team (1987) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1989, 1990, 1993) Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, October 1, 1984. Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles with Steve Kasper and Los Angeles' 4th round choice (Aris Brimanis) in 1991 Entry Draft for Jari Kurri and Jeff Chychrun, May 30, 1991. Traded to Quebec by Philadelphia with Peter Forsberg, Kerry Huffman, Mike Ricci, Ron Hextall, Philadelphia's 1st round choice (Jocelyn Thibault) in 1993 Entry Draft, $15,000,000 and future considerations (Chris Simon and Philadelphia's 1st round choice (later traded to Toronto later traded to Washington Washington selected Nolan Baumgartner) in 1994 Entry Draft, July 21, 1992) for Eric Lindros, June 30, 1992. Traded to St. Louis by Quebec with Denis Chasse for Garth Butcher, Ron Sutter and Bob Bassen, January 23, 1994. Traded to Ottawa by St. Louis for Ottawa's 2nd round choice (later traded to Buffalo Buffalo selected Cory Sarich) in 1996 Entry Draft, August 4, 1995. Traded to St. Louis by Ottawa for Igor Kravchuk, August 25, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, July 2, 1998. Traded to Philadelphia by Los Angeles for Dave Babych and Philadelphia's 5th round choice (Nathan Marsters) in 2000 Entry Draft, March 23, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, September 3, 1999. Officially announced retirement October 20 , 2002.
Quote of the Day

Hopefully [Jonathan] has a year that pushes us, that is the organization, to speak to him next summer and looking for [a long-term contract]. Because the thought process is trying to get a goaltender, and hopefully it's Jonathan, to be the stabilizer for this franchise.

— Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello on goaltender Jonathan Bernier