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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

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