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Steve Ott | Winger | #29

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (34) / 8/19/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 193
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 1 (25) / DAL
Contract: view contract details

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Steve Ott, Ryan Sproul and Tomas Jurco will be scratched against Pittsburgh on Saturday.
Of the three, it's the veteran Ott who has posted the most fantasy value. Through 37 games he has four points along with 56 PIMs and 80 hits. Not too shabby if you're in the right pool. Jan 14 - 2:43 PM
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Steve Ott will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks.

It's the first time the Wings make Ott a healthy scratch since Nov. 26. He hasn't scored a goal since Nov. 29. Ott two goals, two assists and 56 penalty minutes in 36 games. Nick Jensen and Tomas Jurco will also watch the game from the press box.
Jan 10 - 8:30 PM

Steve Ott will get some power-play ice time, based on Tuesday's practice units.

Ott practiced on the same unit as Niklas Kronwall, Anthony Mantha, Henrik Zetterberg and Tomas Tatar. "We don’t spend enough time in the zone and there are two reasons for that," coach Jeff Blashill said. "We don’t retrieve enough pucks, so he (Ott) can certainly help with retrieving pucks, and the other is the break in. Those are two things we have to make sure we do a better job of." Ott has just two goals and four points in 33 games this season.
Jan 4 - 11:00 AM

Steve Ott fought Matt Martin during the Centennial Classic on Sunday.

Just as the speed and volatility of the game was picking up early on in the third, Ott dropped the mitts with Martin. Ott also laid three hits in the game as he played just over 10 minutes during the 5-4 overtime loss to Toronto. Ott now has 54 PIMs and 71 hits in 33 games this season.
Jan 1 - 8:26 PM

Steve Ott is thrilled to finally get a chance to play in an outdoor game.

He'll be suiting up for the Red Wings in Sunday's Centennial Classic at BMO Field in Toronto. "I grew up in the Winnipeg area until I was 10 years old, that’s where I learned to play hockey," Ott said. "When I learned to play hockey, it was all outdoor ice. Those kind of memories are going through my mind, when I learned the game outside, and now to get an opportunity to play a game in the NHL (outdoors), it’ll be a blast."
Sat, Dec 31, 2016 11:06:00 AM

Steve Ott is projected to center Detroit's fourth line on Friday night.

He practiced between Tyler Bertuzzi and Drew Miller on Thursday. "He's an accountable player," coach Jeff Blashill said. "He's good defensively, so you can trust him. He brings the physicality, the irritation that has been well-documented. But he's also strong on the puck and he brings energy to your locker room." He has chipped in one goal and two points in 14 games this campaign.
Fri, Nov 18, 2016 07:49:00 AM

Steve Ott scored his first goal of 2016-17 in Thursday's 3-1 win over Vancouver.

He gave the Red Wings a 3-1 lead at the 15:14 mark of the third period on a superb deflection. Ott has picked up two points and 17 penalty minutes in 12 games this season.
Fri, Nov 11, 2016 08:12:00 AM

The NHL Department of Player Safety has fined Steve Ott $2,222.22, the maximum allowable under the CBA, for spearing Zdeno Chara on Saturday.

Sticks are for playing the puck and that's about it in hockey. Hopefully this will prove to be an isolated incident for the veteran grinder.
Sun, Oct 30, 2016 02:27:00 PM

Steve Ott got his first point with Detroit on Tuesday night.

He picked up an assist on a goal by Andreas Athanasiou in a 4-2 win over the Caroline Hurricanes. Ott also had a breakaway chance during a penalty kill, but that was unsuccessful.
Wed, Oct 26, 2016 08:06:00 AM

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.
Fri, Oct 21, 2016 06:31:00 PM

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.
Wed, Oct 19, 2016 07:56:00 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.
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 05:24:00 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."
Sat, Oct 15, 2016 09:05:00 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.
Wed, Sep 28, 2016 10:32:00 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.
Tue, Sep 27, 2016 10:11:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Darren Helm
4Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Anthony Mantha
4Steve Ott
5Drew Miller
RW1Gustav Nyquist
2Justin Abdelkader
3Thomas Vanek
4Riley Sheahan
5Andreas Athanasiou
6Tomas Jurco
7Joe Vitale
8Johan Franzen
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Mike Green
3Danny DeKeyser
4Brendan Smith
5Jonathan Ericsson
6Xavier Ouellet
7Alexey Marchenko
8Ryan Sproul
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard
3Jared Coreau