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Meet the Blueshirts: Derek Stepan

6/3/2014

Derek Stepan Mike Stobe/NHLI/Getty Images

Position: C

Number: 21

Age: 23

Born: Hastings, Minnesota

Height: 6-0

Weight: 196

How Acquired: Selected by the Rangers in the second round (No. 51 overall) in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

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Derek Stepan

Derek Stepan

#21 C
New York Rangers

2014 STATS

  • GM82
  • G17

  • A40

  • PTS57

  • +/-12

  • PIM18

Stepan is tough. He got his jaw broken by former teammate Brandon Prust in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference finals. He missed Game 4, but returned for Games 5 and 6. Stepan currently cannot eat solid food. Oh well. Smoothies will have to do.

• He’s quite the playmaker. This season, Stepan recorded a career-high 40 assists in the regular year and eight more so far in the playoffs. His 13 points during the postseason are tied for the team lead.

• On Oct. 9, 2010, Stepan recorded a hat track in his first career NHL game in Buffalo. He was the first Ranger and fourth player in league history to do so.

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