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Aug 15: Capitals Re-Sign Defenseman Steve Eminger

by Staff Writer / Washington Capitals


Capitals Re-sign Defenseman Steve Eminger

 WASHINGTON, D.C. - August 15, 2005 - The Washington Capitals have re-signed defenseman Steve Eminger (EH-mihn-juhr), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today. In keeping with club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Eminger, 21, was selected 12th overall (first round) by Washington in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut with the Capitals in 2002-03. The 6' 1", 196-pound native of Woodbridge, Ont., represented Portland at the AHL All-Star Game and recorded three goals, 17 assists (20 points) and 40 penalty minutes in 62 games in 2004-05. In two NHL seasons Eminger has totaled six assists (six points) and 69 penalty minutes in 58 games.

Prior to beginning his pro career in 2002-03, Eminger spent four seasons playing for the Kitchener Rangers of the OHL. He helped lead Kitchener to the Memorial Cup championship in 2003 and helped Team Canada to a silver medal at the 2003 World Junior Championships. Eminger was named a second-team OHL All-Star and a second-team CHL All-Star in 2001-02. He was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star team in 2002-03.

Capitals season-ticket and partial plans for the 2005-06 season are now available. Season-ticket prices were reduced by an average of 11% last summer and will start at as low as $14 per game. Recently the Capitals announced an additional 5% rebate on all season and partial plans renewed or purchased before to Sept. 1. Call 202-266-CAPS or visit WashingtonCaps.com for information. Plan holders can also take advantage of the Caps PowerPay option - monthly payments with no fees or charges. 

Steve Eminger
Position: Defenseman

Birthday: October 31, 1983 (Woodbridge, Ont.)

Height: 6-1            Weight: 196            Shoots: Right

Acquired: Capitals' first-round draft choice, 12th overall, in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft.

 

Career Statistics                                         Regular Season                                                             Playoffs

Year            Team            League            GP            G            A            Pts            PIM            GP            G            A            Pts            PIM

1999-00            Kitchener            OHL            50            2            14            16            74            5            0            0            0            0

2000-01            Kitchener            OHL            54            6            26            32            66            -            -            -            -            -                       

2001-02            Kitchener            OHL            64            19            39            58            93            4            0            2            2            10           

2002-03            Kitchener            OHL            23            2            27            29            40            21            3            8            11            44

            Team Canada            WJC            6            0            2            2            16            -            -            -            -            -

            Washington            NHL            17            0            2            2            24            -            -            -            -            -

2003-04            Portland            AHL            41            0            4            4            40            7            0            1            1            2

            Washington            NHL            41            0            4            4            45            -            -            -            -            -

2004-05            Portland            AHL            62            3            17            20            40            -            -            -            -            -

           

            TOTALS            NHL            58            0            6            6            69            -            -            -            -            -

 

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