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Derek Stepan | Center | #21

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (27) / 6/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
College: Wisconsin
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 2 (51) / NYR
Contract: view contract details

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Derek Stepan scored his 11th of the season, while collecting 2 PIM, seven shots on goal, and an even rating in 16:14 of ice-time in a 5-2 loss to the Calgary Flames Thursday.
Stepan now has eight points in his last eight games for the Coyotes. The centre scored his goal 57 seconds into the game, but the Flames escaped with a 2-1 lead after 20 minutes. Arizona's second goal came from Kevin Connauton, but it was too little, too late when it was scored. Stepan now has 11 goals and 38 points in 60 games this season. Feb 23 - 1:18 AM

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Derek Stepan extended his point streak to four games.

Stepan kept that run going by registering an assist in the Coyotes' 6-1 win against Chicago on Monday. He has 10 goals and 38 points in 56 contests this season. He ranks second in the Coyotes' scoring race behind only Clayton Keller.
Feb 13 - 5:59 AM

Derek Stepan registered two assists in Arizona's 4-3 overtime win against Minnesota on Thursday.

It was Stepan's second straight multi-point game. He has 10 goals and 34 points in 54 contests this season. The move from the Rangers to Coyotes hasn't impacted his offensive production much, but unfortunately it's been rough on his plus/minus. If the season were to end today, he'd finish with a career-worst minus-18 rating.
Feb 9 - 10:25 AM

Derek Stepan scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets.

Stepan registered the primary assist on Christian Dvorak's power play goal late in the first period. The veteran also added a goal of his own early in the third frame to cut his team's deficit to 4-3, but that's as close as they'd come to tying the game. Stepan finished his night with two penalty minutes, four shots on goal and two hits in 16:39 of ice time. The 27-year-old is up to 10 goals and 32 points in 53 games this season.
Feb 7 - 12:10 AM

Derek Stepan will enter the All-Star break with nine goals and 30 points in 50 games.

That puts Stepan on pace for 49 points, which is a bit below what we've seen out of him in recent years with the Rangers. Still, the Coyotes are largely getting what was expected out of Stepan. This has been a very disappointing season for Arizona, but Stepan isn't one of the squad's problems.
Jan 26 - 5:39 AM

Derek Stepan picked up a goal and an assist in a 6-5 overtime loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Stepan picked up the loose puck before spinning and firing a shot high and short side in behind Martin Jones to tie the game at one midway through the first period. Stepan is now up to nine goals and 28 points in 45 games so far this season. Those numbers are a bit disappointing but the Coyotes continue to struggle as a whole, impacting everyone's fantasy upside. Alex Goligoski, Christian Fischer, Oliver Ekman-Larsson and Josh Archibald also scored in the upset win.
Jan 14 - 1:29 AM

Derek Stepan posted two shorthanded goals in Saturday's 6-2 loss against the Avalanche.

Stepan was the only Arizona offensive threat, and it came in an odd situation with the team killing penalties both times. He is the third player in franchise history to post two shorties in a game, joining Tobias Rieder and Keith Tkachuk. He has saved his best for the home fans, posting six goals and 16 points through 17 games at Gila River Arena, while going for just two goals and six points with a minus-14 rating in 21 games on the road.
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 01:15:00 AM

Derek Stepan has been very productive on home ice this season.

In 13 games at the Gila River Arena, Stepan has 13 points. In addition he currently has a six-game points streak at home. With the Coyotes hosting the Penguins Saturday night, you might want to consider activating Stepan.
Sat, Dec 16, 2017 01:10:00 PM

Derek Stepan picked up his second goal in two games on Sunday.

The center, who was acquired from the Rangers in the off-season, is up to five on the season as he has 18 points in 29 games. He is worth a spot in your lineup if you don't play plus/minus as the Coyotes are not very good this season.
Mon, Dec 4, 2017 05:54:00 AM

Derek Stepan scored a goal and an assist in a 5-0 victory over the New Jersey Devils on Saturday night.

Stepan scored his first goal since Nov. 16 on Saturday. He also assisted on the game's opening goal from Jason Demers. Stepan now has four goals and 17 points in 29 games this season.
Sat, Dec 2, 2017 11:35:00 PM

Derek Stepan will play against the Rangers in New York Thursday for the first time since his offseason trade.

It will be a special appearance for the former Ranger who spent the first seven years of his career there. "I know that I’m going to be emotional with it," Stepan said. "It’s going to be tough to go into the building and go into a different locker room. But such is life. You just gotta embrace it and have some fun with it, and that’s kind of my game plan in my head right now. We’ll see if I can go through with it on Thursday." The Coyotes first play the Islanders Tuesday so Stepan will spend some time visiting former teammates as their stay in New York will be a few days. Stepan has two goals and six points in eight games after four straight 50-plus point seasons with the Rangers.
Tue, Oct 24, 2017 07:42:00 AM

Derek Stepan scored two goals and registered an assist in the Coyotes' 5-4 loss to Dallas Thursday night.

Stepan has only been held off the scoresheet once in his last five games. He's up to two goals and six points in seven contests this season. In other words, he's been a nice addition for the Coyotes so far, which makes him one of the silver linings in their dreadful 0-6-1 start to the campaign.
Fri, Oct 20, 2017 09:54:00 AM

Derek Stepan's line has really carried the offensive load for the Coyotes so far this season.

In fact, Stepan's unit, that features exciting rookie Clayton Keller and the talented Max Domi, has accounted for 56% of the team's goals (five of nine goals) which is in part why Arizona is winless so far this campaign. The Coyotes are going to need some offensive help from Christian Dvorak and Anthony Duclair if they are to have any hopes of being better than dismal in 2017-18.
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 12:29:00 PM

Derek Stepan scored two goals in Saturday's 4-0 win over the San Jose Sharks.

The Coyotes are counting on Stepan to be their number one center this season, as they gave up multiple young assets to acquire him from the Rangers this summer. The 27-year-old had 17 goals and 55 points in 81 contests with New York last season. He could be an interesting late-round option in standard fantasy leagues, but he isn't a must-own by any means.
Sun, Oct 1, 2017 12:34:00 AM

Derek Stepan picked up a goal and an assist in Saturday’s 5-4 shootout loss to the San Jose Sharks.

Stepan was arguably Arizona’s biggest acquisition this offseason, and they’ll need him to perform at a high level if they want to have a better season than they did last year. He had 17 goals and 55 points with the New York Rangers last season. Expect him to post similar numbers this year.
Sun, Sep 24, 2017 12:44:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Christian Dvorak
3Brad Richardson
4Freddie Hamilton
5Dave Bolland
LW1Max Domi
2Brendan Perlini
3Jordan Martinook
4Zac Rinaldo
5Nick Cousins
RW1Clayton Keller
2Christian Fischer
3Richard Panik
4Josh Archibald
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Alex Goligoski
3Niklas Hjalmarsson
4Jason Demers
5Luke Schenn
6Jakob Chychrun
7Kyle Capobianco
8Kevin Connauton
G1Antti Raanta
2Darcy Kuemper