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Dave Steckel | Center | #20

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (36) / 5/15/1982
Ht / Wt:  6'5" / 222
Drafted: 2001 / Rd. 1 (30) / LA

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Dave Steckel has signed with Germany's Nurnberg Ice Tigers.
Steckel had 23 points and 53 penalty minutes in 76 games with the AHL Norfolk Admirals last season. The 33-year-old is a veteran of 425 career NHL games. Wed, Jul 29, 2015 09:35:00 AM

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The Anaheim Ducks have terminated Dave Steckel's professional tryout agreement.

Steckel's been sent to AHL Norfolk though, so he might end up staying in the Ducks' organization. He's known primarily for his excellent work on the draw, but he doesn't do much offensively.
Mon, Sep 29, 2014 03:07:00 PM

The Anaheim Ducks have sent Dave Steckel to the minors.

Steckel has an assist in 19 games with Anaheim and Toronto this season. He's terrific on the draw, but that's about all he's noteworthy for from a statistical perspective.
Wed, Feb 5, 2014 09:16:00 AM

Dave Steckel has been recalled by the Ducks.

WIth Nick Bonino out at least the next three games due to an upper-body injury, the Ducks needed another forward. Stecekl has four goals and 13 points in 32 games in the AHL. he is pointless in four games with the Ducks this season.
Sat, Feb 1, 2014 08:10:00 PM

Dave Steckel has been reassigned to AHL Norfolk.

He has skated in four games with Anaheim this month and he didn't have a point during that time.
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 02:15:00 PM

Dave Steckel has been summoned by the Anaheim Ducks.

Steckel has three goals and six points in 19 AHL games this season. He has little to no offensive value, but he's superb on the draw.
Fri, Dec 6, 2013 08:56:00 AM

Dave Steckel cleared waivers and he's signed with the Anaheim Ducks.

He agreed to one-year, two-way deal that is reportedly worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $250,000 in the AHL. Steckel is expected to stay in the AHL for now.
Mon, Nov 11, 2013 05:56:00 PM

The Anaheim Ducks placed Dave Steckel on waivers Sunday.

He hasn't even played this season and doesn't bring fantasy value, so JFYI.
Sun, Nov 10, 2013 02:28:00 PM

The Minnesota Wild have released Dave Steckel from his professional tryout contract.

Steckel had a goal and six assists in 34 games with the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs last season. He's superb on the draw with a 58.3 career faceoff winning percentage.
Fri, Sep 27, 2013 04:01:00 PM

According to multiple sources, Minnesota has signed center Dave Steckel to a professional tryout contract.

The faceoff specialist will attempt to land a roster spot with the Wild at training camp. He won 57.1 percent of his draws last season after he joined the Anaheim Ducks from Toronto in March.
Mon, Sep 9, 2013 10:54:00 AM

Dave Steckel hasn't engaged in contract talks with the Anaheim Ducks yet.

Steckel's three-year/$3.3 million contract is set to expire this summer, which will make him an unrestricted free agent unless the Ducks can re-sign him. He doesn't do much offensively, but he's great on the draw and that should attract the attention of some teams if he hits the open market.
Thu, May 30, 2013 08:32:00 AM

Dave Steckel scored his first goal of the season on Wednesday.

It was a fluky goal too. The shot appeared to hit a defenders stick, fly high up into the air and then land past goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and trickle into the net. Steckel has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 08:32:00 AM

Dave Steckel was thrilled when the Toronto Maple Leafs traded him to the Anaheim Ducks on his birthday.

"You know you’re going to a superior team right now and it’s going to be fun," Steckel said. "Winning is always fun. I did have a grin from ear to ear, and obviously I’m a little more at ease because I have played under Bruce and Woody [assistant coach Bob Woods]. So far these last few days have been great. These guys have been great to me. It’s a tight-knit group and I’m glad to be a part of it." Steckel added that he thinks Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau is probably "best coach that I've had in this game."
Wed, Mar 20, 2013 08:09:00 AM

Newly acquired Dave Steckel will reduce pressure on Anaheim stars Ryan Getzlaf and Saku Koivu, Anaheim coach Bruce Boudreau says.

Boudreau says Steckel, obtained Friday in a trade with the Toronto Maple Leafs, not only brings depth to the center position but will lessen the faceoff load on Koivu and Getzlaf. The acquisition of the 31-year-old Steckel also addresses an immediate need in the middle as Nick Bonino likely will be sidelined through at least next week with a lower-body injury."So we needed somebody in that regard because you can’t play Getzy and Saku the whole night long, and as you can see how important faceoffs are," Boudreau said. "Plus, he's a good penalty killer."
Sat, Mar 16, 2013 09:52:00 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are hoping that Dave Steckel can help them on the draw.

"Adding David Steckel gives us another big body and depth up the middle," said Ducks GM Bob Murray. "He comes highly recommended from Bruce (Boudreau). Faceoffs have been something of a concern for us the last few seasons. Steckel is a tremendous faceoff man and penalty killer, something that will really help our club." Anaheim ranks 27th in the league with a 46.9% faceoff success rate and rank 26th with a 78.3 penalty killing percentage. Anaheim is 20-3-3 this season, so they haven't had many weaknesses this season, but Steckel might help them in their few areas of need.
Fri, Mar 15, 2013 03:16:00 PM

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