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Steve Bancroft

Steve Bancroft  #8

Defenseman
NUMBER: 8 BIRTHDATE: October 6, 1970
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Toronto, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: TOR / 1989 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (21st overall)
AHL First All-Star Team (2001) Traded to Boston by Toronto for Rob Cimetta, November 9, 1990. Traded to Chicago by Boston with Boston's 11th round choice (later traded to Winnipeg Winnipeg selected Russ Hewson) in 1993 Entry Draft for Chicago's 11th round choice (Evgeny Pavlov) in 1992 Entry Draft, January 8, 1992. Traded to Winnipeg by Chicago with future considerations for Troy Murray, February 21, 1993. Claimed by Florida from Winnipeg in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, August 2, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles (IHL), August 30, 1995. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, August 4, 1999. Traded to Houston (IHL) by Cincinnati (IHL) for Brian Felsner with Carolina retaining his NHL rights, January 19, 2000. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 10, 2000. Signed as a free agent by St. Louis, July 16, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Binghamton (AHL), November 14, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Augsburg (Germany), September 12, 2004.
Quote of the Day

This is a big year for us in a lot of ways. You can see Garth and management really trying to find that solution to get us into the playoffs and consistently have that. The pressure is great. You have to enjoy it. It just means there's a great opportunity ahead of you.

— Islanders captain John Tavares