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Steve Ott | Winger | #29

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 189
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (25) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Steve Ott will return to the Detroit lineup for the Red Wings' game against visiting Nashville.
Ryan Sproul also will return to the Detroit lineup. Both Ott and Sproul were scratches for the Wings' game against the Rangers on Wednesday. Oct 21 - 6:31 PM

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Steve Ott and Ryan Sproul will be scratches for the Detroit Red Wings when they play the New York Rangers on Wednesday night.

Both players were scratched on Saturday night versus the Florida Panthers and will continue to sit when the Red Wings skate at Madison Square Gardens.
Oct 19 - 7:56 PM

Confirming an earlier note, Steve Ott and Ryan Sproul will indeed be scratched against Florida on Saturday.

Ott's physical play is certainly tempting in the right league as he's averaged well over two hits and two PIMs a game for his career. But he'll have to stay in the lineup to be useful that way.
Oct 15 - 5:24 PM

Steve Ott will likely serve as a healthy scratch in Saturday's game against the Florida Panthers.

The Red Wings dropped their opener 6-4 to Tampa and coach Jeff Blashill has decided to make some changes. With Andreas Athanasiou jumping into the lineup, someone had to come out and that someone will be Ott. "Otter is somebody who’ll have a big impact on the year throughout the year at different times," Blashill said. "It doesn’t mean he’s going to play 82 games."
Oct 15 - 9:05 AM

Steve Ott scored a goal and two assists in Wednesday's 5-1 win over the Boston Bruins.

Ott isn't known for his scoring ability, but he stood out as a veteran playing against some inexperienced guys on the other side. His first period goal gave the Wings a 2-0 lead in the game. He assisted on goals by Luke Glendening and Drew Miller. Ott will likely be on Detroit's roster once training camp breaks, but don't expect him to have any value in standard fantasy leagues. He's more of an bottom-six agitator.
Sep 28 - 10:32 PM

Steve Ott is ready to compete for his roster spot on the Red Wings.

"There are great players on this team, and I want to make sure that I have earned a spot here and pushed the young guys out and continue to earn my spot," Ott said. "I am looking to hopefully have a good year this year and have more years left in my career. For an older guy, I don't want my job to be stolen yet, so I'm going to be pushing extremely hard." He skated with Drew Miller and Luke Glendening on Monday at practice. Ott intends to make an impact in Detroit's exhibition schedule.
Sep 27 - 10:11 AM

Steve Ott has signed a one-year contract with Detroit worth $800K.

The 33-year-old veteran rebounded for 21 games played after missing most of the season with a nasty hamstring injury. In 2014-15, Ott posted 12 points and 86 PIMs in 78 games for the Blues.
Jul 1 - 4:42 PM

Steve Ott will spend Game 6 in the press box.

Ott hasn't appeared in the Blues game since March 17. He has an assist in nine playoff games.
May 25 - 9:10 PM

It looks as though forward Steve Ott will be a healthy scratch for the St. Louis Blues in Game 5 of their Western Conference Final series against the San Jose Sharks Monday night.

Ott was sitting out of the rushes while David Backes (upper body) and Robby Fabbri (lower body) were skating in the Blues' pregame warmup.
May 23 - 7:47 PM

Steve Ott could be in the lineup for Game 5 on Monday night.

Scottie Upshall was the other extra forward who dressed for the Game 4 warmup, but he has already said that he won't play. That means that at least Robby Fabbri (lower body) or David Backes (upper body) is expected to play. If they are both able to play then Ott will be scratched.

Steve Ott is expected to stay in the lineup for Game 2 against San Jose.

He has played on the fourth line with Kyle Brodziak and Scottie Upshall for the Blues' last two playoff games. Ott has one assist and six penalty minutes in eight appearances this postseason.
May 17 - 2:48 PM

Steve Ott was back in the lineup for Game 7 against Dallas on Wednesday night.

Ott played in six straight games before sitting out five consecutive contests as a healthy scratch, but Dmitrij Jaskin and Ryan Reaves were in the press box instead. Ott logged 8:28 of ice time in his return, while picking up two penalty minutes and one hit.
May 12 - 9:30 AM

Steve Ott will be a healthy scratch in Game 2 against the Stars on Sunday afternoon.

Ryan Reaves is expected to take his spot in the lineup. Ott has one assist, two penalty minutes and a plus-1 rating this postseason. He averages 6:50 of ice time per game this postseason, so scratching him won't make much of a difference for the Blues.
May 1 - 2:48 PM

Steve Ott will tag in for Ryan Reaves in Game 3 on Sunday against Chicago.

This will be Ott's first game since his gruesome hamstring injury back on Dec. 5th. Before the injury, he posted two points with 34 PIMs and hits in 21 games. In 46 career playoff games, the veteran has posted seven points with 72 PIMs and 100 hits.
Apr 17 - 2:51 PM

Steve Ott was made a late scratch for Game 2 against Chicago on Friday night.

Ott still hasn't played since early December, but that appears to be nearing its end as Coach Hitchcock has indicated his interest in getting the veteran back into the lineup.
Apr 15 - 8:32 PM

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2Frans Nielsen
3Darren Helm
4Luke Glendening
5Tomas Nosek
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Steve Ott
4Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Thomas Vanek
4Riley Sheahan
5Tomas Jurco
6Joe Vitale
7Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Brendan Smith
5Jonathan Ericsson
6Xavier Ouellet
7Alexey Marchenko
8Dan Renouf
9Ryan Sproul
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard
3Edward Pasquale