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Derek Stepan | Center | #21

Team: Arizona Coyotes
Age / DOB:  (28) / 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 had been playing on a fractured foot.
That's got to be tough to do. Stepan finished the campaign with 14 goals and 56 points in 82 games. He's expected to be fine for training camp. Apr 10 - 8:27 AM

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Derek Stepan registered two assists Thursday night.

That was Stepan's third consecutive multi-point game. He has 13 goals and 51 points in 74 contests this season. This is his fifth straight campaign of at least 50 points.
Mar 23 - 10:45 AM

Derek Stepan scored a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Buffalo Sabres.

Stepan's power-play tally at the 17:44 mark of the first period gave the Coyotes a 2-1 lead at the time. He also helped set up Richard Panik's tally in the third frame. The 27-year-old has accumulated seven points in his last six games. He's up to 13 goals and 49 points in 73 games this season. This was his second game-winning goal of 2017-18. Dylan Strome and Max Domi also found the back of the net for the Coyotes in this one.
Mar 21 - 9:45 PM

Derek Stepan picked up a pair of assists with a plus-3 rating and a blocked shot in Monday's 5-2 home victory against the Flames.

Stepan was shaken up on March 10 in Colorado when he blocked a shot off the stick of Nikita Zadorov. It appears to have lit a fire under him, as the veteran pivot has managed five helpers over the past five outings. Stepan took a little while to get his bearings with his new organization, but he now has three goals with 14 assists and a respectable plus-10 rating across his past 20 outings since Jan. 6.
Mar 20 - 1:22 AM

Derek Stepan will be good to go on Sunday night.

Stepan was injured on Saturday after he blocked a shot, but he is fine to play against Vancouver. His status worried the Coyotes, so Dylan Strome was called up on an emergency basis. Strome's recall was canceled after it was learned that Stepan was OK to play.
Mar 11 - 6:13 PM

Derek Stepan was injured in the third period Saturday and did not return.

Stepan blocked a shot from the Avs' Nikita Zadorov and needed to be helped off the ice. There was no update after the game so consider Stepan day-to-day. He has 12 goals and 42 points this season, his first with Arizona, but his minus-14 rating hurt his fantasy value.
Mar 11 - 7:04 AM

Derek Stepan picked up the game-winning goal with an assist and a plus-1 rating in Wednesday's 2-1 victory in Vancouver.

The late heroics gave Stepan his first game-winning tally of the season. He is starting to warm up, posting a goal with three assists during his three-game point streak. While he has a minus-12 rating overall this season, he has managed an even or positive rating in 14 of the past 15 contests dating back to Feb. 3.
Mar 8 - 1:35 AM

Derek Stepan registered an assist in a 4-3 overtime loss to Edmonton Monday night.

Stepan has recorded a point in three of his last four games. His helper on Monday also brought him up to 30 assists on the season, which makes this five straight campaigns since the lockout shortened season that he's reached that milestone. He's also a decent bet for reaching the 50-point mark for the fifth straight campaign.
Mar 6 - 4:56 AM

Derek Stepan's assist Saturday was the 400th point of his NHL career.

Most were with the Rangers where he spent the first seven years of his career before being dealt to Arizona this past off-season. He has 11 goals and 40 points for the Coyotes who have been improving of late as they are 7-2-1 in their last 10 and just one point back of Buffalo for 30th in the NHL overall standings. They also have a game in hand.
Mar 4 - 7:12 AM

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

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

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Alex Galchenyuk
3Christian Dvorak
4Brad Richardson
5Marcus Kruger
6Laurent Dauphin
7Freddie Hamilton
8Dave Bolland
LW1Brendan Perlini
2Nick Cousins
3Zac Rinaldo
4Lawson Crouse
RW1Clayton Keller
2Christian Fischer
3Nick Merkley
4Hudson Fasching
5Josh Archibald
D1Oliver Ekman-Larsson
2Alex Goligoski
3Jakob Chychrun
4Jason Demers
5Niklas Hjalmarsson
6Luke Schenn
7Kevin Connauton
8Kyle Capobianco
G1Antti Raanta
2Darcy Kuemper
3Adin Hill