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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 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. Nov 18 - 7:49 AM

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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.
Nov 11 - 8:12 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.
Oct 30 - 2:27 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.
Oct 26 - 8:06 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.
Oct 21 - 6:31 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.
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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Dylan Larkin
2Frans Nielsen
3Darren Helm
4Luke Glendening
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Tomas Tatar
3Anthony Mantha
4Steve Ott
5Drew Miller
6Tyler Bertuzzi
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
7Brian Lashoff
8Alexey Marchenko
9Ryan Sproul
G1Petr Mrazek
2Jimmy Howard