Derek Stepan

Derek Stepan  #21

NUMBER: 21 BIRTHDATE: June 18, 1990  (AGE 24)
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Hastings, MN, United States
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: NYR / 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 2nd   (51st overall)    Prospect Bio
Last Game: Recorded one SOG in Game 6 at TBL - Has tallied a point in six of the last eight games in which the Rangers have faced elimination (1 G, 6 A) 2015 PLAYOFFS - Has tied his playoff career-high in goals (five) - Is tied for the team lead in PPG (two), ranks third in points (12) and SOG (45), is tied for third in goals (five), assists (seven), PPP (four), and GWG (one), and is tied for fourth in PPA (two) - Posted a playoff career-high six-game point streak from Game 5 vs. WSH to Game 3 at TBL SECOND ROUND VS. WSH - Led all skaters in assists (four) and tied for first among all skaters in points (five) FIRST ROUND VS. PIT - Tied for second among all skaters in goals (two) 2014-15 - Established career-highs in plus/minus rating (plus-26), SHG (two), and SHP (five); tied his career-high in SHA (three) - Tied for NHL lead in SHA (three) and tied for second in SHP (five) - Tied for the team lead in SHA and SHP, ranked second in assists (39), and ranked third in points (55)
Quote of the Day

I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.

— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final