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Lee Stempniak  #12

New York Rangers  Right Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: February 4, 1983  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: West Seneca, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: STL / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 5th   (148th overall)
Last Game: Did not dress on Dec. 21 vs. CAR due to illness - Has tallied a point in two of his last three games (two assists), four of his last seven games (one goal, three assists), seven of his last 13 games (two goals, five assists), and eight of his last 15 games (three goals, five assists) - Has posted a plus-one rating in seven of his last 13 games and eight of his last 15 contests (plus-six rating over his last 15 games) 2014-15 - Is tied for sixth on the team in even strength goals (five) and even strength points (12) - Posted a three-game point streak from Oct. 11 at CBJ to Oct. 14 vs. NYI (two goals, two assists) - Tallied his first goal/point as a Ranger on Oct. 11 at CBJ - Made his Rangers debut on Oct. 9 at STL BACKGROUND - Lists Rangers teammate Tanner Glass as his closest friend in hockey; was teammates with Glass at Dartmouth College (2003-04 - 2004-05) and with the Penguins (2013-14)
ECAC All-Rookie Team (2002) ECAC First All-Star Team (2004, 2005) NCAA East First All-American Team (2004) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2005) Traded to Toronto by St. Louis for Alexander Steen and Carlo Colaiacovo, November 24, 2008. Traded to Phoenix by Toronto for Matt Jones and Phoenix's 4th (later traded to Washington Washington selected Philipp Grubauer) and 7th (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Kellen Jones) round choices in 2010 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010. Traded to Calgary by Phoenix for Daymond Langkow, August 29, 2011. Traded to Pittsburgh by Calgary for Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice (later traded to Chicago Chicago selected Matt Iacopelli) in 2014 Entry Draft, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 19, 2014.
Quote of the Day

[He's] real confident with the puck now, getting it off his stick quick and no second-guessing. We need that. He's such a good guy in the room. He works so hard. That's the big thing. For not a big man, he just fights for every puck and when he scores, the guys appreciate that even more.

— Winnipeg Jets coach Paul Maurice on Mathieu Perreault, who scored two goals in win against Chicago Blackhawks on Tuesday