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Derek Stepan | Center | #21

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (51) / NYR
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Larry Brooks of the New York Post states that trading Derek Stepan could get the Rangers the defenseman they need.
Brooks thinks that Oscar Lindberg could easily transition into a top-two center, taking Stepan's place and that trading Stepan will get the Rangers the blueliner they so desperately need. That remains to be seen but with the expansion draft upcoming, something will need to be done soon. May 21 - 8:21 AM
Source: NY Post

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Derek Stepan is on a three-game point streak.

Stepan registered an assist in Thursday's 4-1 win over Ottawa. His point streak began after saying that he's "stunk since the playoffs started." He's up to two goals and five points in 10 postseason games.
May 5 - 10:39 AM

Derek Stepan registered an assist in the Rangers' 4-1 win over Ottawa in Game 3 on Tuesday.

Stepan has recorded a point in back-to-back games since saying on Friday that he's "stunk since the playoffs started." Even with that offensive resurgence, he still has just two goals and four points in nine postseason contests.
May 3 - 4:43 AM

Derek Stepan isn't happy with his performance so far in the postseason.

"I've stunk since the playoffs started," Stepan said. "I've been not very good with the puck." He certainly has left something to be desired. Through seven contests he's been limited to a goal and an assist. He's also only won 41.8% of his draws, down from 47.0% in the regular season. He'll get a chance to turn things around in Game 2 on Saturday.
Apr 28 - 6:07 PM

Derek Stepan returns to action on Sunday against Pittsburgh.

The veteran has picked up 16 goals and 54 points through 80 games this season.
Source: Dan Rosen
Apr 9 - 6:10 PM

Derek Stepan will be scratched in Ottawa on Saturday.

Through 80 games this season the pivot has posted 16 goals and 54 points while winning just 47.1% of his face-offs.
Apr 8 - 12:19 PM

Derek Stepan found the back of the net in a 5-4 overtime loss to San Jose.

Stepan has scored a goal in each of his last three games and is on a four-game point streak. That gives him 16 goals and 52 points in 77 games this season. He remains five points shy of his career-high, which was set in 2013-14.
Mar 29 - 10:34 AM

Derek Stepan scored a goal in Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks.

Stepan's goal gave his team a 2-1 lead in the first period, but the Ducks were able to tie it up less than four minutes later. Stepan has now scored in back-to-back games. He's up to 15 goals and 51 points in 76 contests.
Mar 27 - 10:11 AM

Derek Stepan scored what ended up being the game-winner as the New York Rangers beat the Los Angeles Kings 3-0 on Saturday.

It's his second GWG of 2016-17 and 14th goal overall, also giving him 50 points in 75 games. While he's professed disappointment with his goal-scoring after setting a career-high with 22 last season, he's more or less in keeping with his usual totals and hits 50 points for the fourth consecutive season.
Mar 26 - 1:16 AM

Derek Stepan snapped his 23-game goalless drought in Sunday's 4-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings.

It wasn't the nicest goal of his career, but he'll definitely take it. "That’s how you break those, and it felt good," Stepan said. "It was a rough stretch, though, I’ll tell you that." He has 13 goals and 34 assists in 69 games this season.
Mar 13 - 11:23 AM

Derek Stepan has not found the back of the net in 20 games.

That is quite a poor streak for the center who is stuck on 12 goals. "My individual game," Stepan said, "it’s got to get better." Stepan has 44 points in 65 games with a plus-16 rating so you have to hope that he breaks out of it quickly as he should stay in your lineup in deeper pools.
Source: NY Post
Mar 6 - 8:59 AM

Derek Stepan picked up his 31st assist of the season during Sunday's 5-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.

He's now up to 43 points through 62 games thus far. Stepan is knocking on the door of his fifth 50-point season in the last six years.
Feb 26 - 8:50 PM

Derek Stepan is fine to play on Tuesday after injuring his hip.

He was hurt on Sunday but skated in the morning and got the green light to play.
Feb 21 - 2:50 PM

Derek Stepan sustained a hip injury on Sunday.

Stepan is still regarded as probable for Tuesday's game though. He has 12 goals and 42 points in 58 contests in 2016-17.
Feb 20 - 12:29 PM

Derek Stepan collected his 42nd point of the season during Sunday 2-1 win over the Capitals.

It was his 30th assist of the campaign giving him four straight with at least as many helpers.
Feb 19 - 3:39 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Brandon Pirri
5Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Matt Puempel
5Jimmy Vesey
6Tanner Glass
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Jesper Fast
4Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Brady Skjei
3Kevin Klein
4Dan Girardi
5Brendan Smith
6Marc Staal
7Nick Holden
8Adam Clendening
9Steven Kampfer
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta
3Magnus Hellberg