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Derek Stepan | Center

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
College: Wisconsin
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Derek Stepan should be a top priority for the Rangers entering the off-season.
He becomes a restricted free agent next month after completing a two-year, $6.15 million deal. Derick Brassard received a five-year, $25 million contract from New York, so Stepan may ask for a similar deal with more money. Stepan recorded 16 goals and 55 points in 68 games in 2014-15 and he added 12 points in 19 playoff contests. Jun 1 - 12:33 PM

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Derek Stepan leads the Rangers in goals at home against the Lightning thus far.

Granted, it's only a two-game sample and the Rangers scored just four goals. Stepan opened the scoring in the series in Game 1, and would tally in Game 2 as well as the Rangers and Lighting split the games. Teammates Chris Kreider, Martin St. Louis, and Dan Boyle share the lead in points a pair for the Rangers at home in the series. Though Kreider is the only one with a goal.
May 24 - 7:14 PM

Derek Stepan increased his team lead in points to 12 when he picked up two more assists in Wednesday's Game 3 overtime 6-5 loss.

Though he did pick up the two assists, it was a mixed game for Stepan who won just 35% of his faceoffs and didn't have a shot on goal in 18:51 of work. Despite the his ancillary totals, Stepan leads the team in assists with seven as well.
May 21 - 1:03 AM

Derek Stepan scored a key goal in the New York Rangers' 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1.

It wasn't as big as the overtime winner in Game 7, but Stepan broke a 0-0 tie in which the Rangers had to have been frustrated. He remains a player to watch and a possible Conn Smythe candidate going forward.
May 16 - 4:06 PM

Derek Stepan notched the game-winning goal in overtime of Game 7 to send the Rangers to the Eastern Conference final with a 2-1 win over the Capitals on Wednesday night.

It wouldn’t be a Rangers playoff series without yet another one-goal game; this was their 14th game in a row decided by that margin. Stepan scored at 11:24 off an offensive zone face-off after Dan Girardi’s point shot rebounded to him. He collected the puck and wristed the shot past Braden Holtby for his third goal of the playoffs. Kevin Hayes picked up the other goal, on the power play to tie up the game at 1 in the second period. J.T. Miller, Ryan McDonagh and Keith Yandle got the other helpers. New York will host the Lightning on Saturday.
May 13 - 11:00 PM

Derek Stepan is eligible to become a restricted free agent on July 1.

Stepan's play during the regular season and playoffs has been strong and he is in line for a big increase over the $3.85 million he earned this season. Stepan has two goals and six points in 10 playoff games after a 16 goal, 55 point effort in 68 regular season games.
Source: NY Post
May 10 - 7:48 AM

Derek Stepan had assists on both Rangers goals Friday.

A couple of nice passes by the Rangers center put New York to within one game of the Capitals in the best-of-seven series as his little drop pass to Ryan McDonagh set up the winning goal. Stepan now has two goals and six points in 10 playoff games.
May 9 - 7:13 AM

Derek Stepan is frustrated by New York's lack of offense.

"Offensively, we're fighting it," he said. "We haven't done it all year and, right now, we're fighting it. They're doing a lot of good things defensively and they're blocking shots and when we're getting our looks, Holtby's making saves. It's certainly frustrating." Stepan has one assist in four games versus the Capitals in the series and the Rangers have scored five goals.
May 7 - 10:28 AM

The New York Rangers won just 18 of 58 faceoffs in Monday's 1-0 loss to the Washington Capitals.

Derek Stepan was among those that struggled on the draw as he went just 3-for-16. His faceoff success rate has consequently dropped to 43.3% in the playoffs. This isn't a new problem for Stepan though as he won just 44.1% of his draws in the regular season. The Rangers are down 2-1 in their series against Washington.
May 5 - 10:49 AM

Center Derek Stepan delivered three points -- including the game-winning goal in the final minute of overtime -- to lead the New York Rangers to a 4-3 overtime victory over the visiting Columbus Blue Jackets Monday night.

Stepan also scored in the final minute of regulation to tie the game. He netted the winner from below the left circle with 49.6 seconds remaining in OT. He tied the game with 27.5 seconds remaining in regulation. He fired a game-high six shots on net. He now has 16 goals this season and he's getting very hot just in time for the playoffs, which start next week. The win set up the Rangers for the opportunity to clinch the Presidents' Trophy Tuesday, when they visit the New Jersey Devils. New York's other goal scorers Monday, incidentally, were Martin St. Louis (21st) and Dan Girardi (fourth). Stepan drew his 39th assist of the season on Girardi's goal.
Apr 6 - 10:26 PM

Derek Stepan has been a stud on the penalty kill as he has five points this season.

Stepan is tied for second in the NHL with Rick Nash, Jamie Benn, Max Pacioretty and Blake Wheeler as the quintet trail Tyler Toffoli by one. But Stepan has played in only 64 games, eight less than Toffoli and at least 12 games less than anyone else. Stepan was in a big slump earlier as he did not garner a point in 12 games but he has found his game of late with nine points in his last nine games. He has 14 goals and 52 points in 64 games with a plus-24 rating.
Apr 6 - 7:27 AM

Derek Stepan scored two goals and an assist in Sunday's 7-2 win over Anaheim.

Stepan picked up the primary assist on Chris Kreider's opening goal in the first period. He also added a goal of his own on the power play just over four minutes later. Stepan's second period goal extended New York's lead to 5-2. Overall, the Rangers thoroughly dominated the game from beginning to end. The Rangers now join the Canadiens and Ducks for the NHL lead in points with 99, but New York reached that mark in less games. Stepan now has 13 goals and 46 points in 57 games in 2014-15. J.T. Miller, Kevin Hayes, Mats Zuccarello, Keith Yandle also had multi-point efforts for the Rangers on Sunday.
Mar 22 - 10:26 PM

Derek Stepan had two assists in the Rangers' 4-3 shootout win over Columbus on Sunday.

Stepan has had four multi-point contests over the span of five games. He now has 11 goals and 43 points in 44 games this season.
Feb 23 - 11:12 AM

Derek Stepan scored one goal and assisted on two others in the New York Rangers' 6-5 triumph over the New York Islanders in Long Island Monday night.

The Rangers twice rallied from two-goal disadvantages. Kevin Klein scored the game-winning toal with 4:32 remaining in regulation. Klein also assisted on Martin St. Louis' 15th goal of the season at 8:02 of the third. Klein now has nine goals and 16 assists on the season. Stepan has 10 goals and 29 assists. Scoring a pair of goals for the Rangers against the Isles was defenseman Ryan McDonagh, who increased his season total to seven. Chris Kreider also produced a Rangers goal, his 14th of the season. The Rangers moved to within two points of the first-place Islanders in the Metropolitan Division. They have two games in hand.
Feb 16 - 10:12 PM

Derek Stepan (flu) will be in the Rangers' lineup for Sunday's game against Dallas.

The 24-year-old missed Saturday's game against Nashville because of the illness. If you own Stepan's fantasy rights, you need to insert him into your lineup immediately. He has nine goals and 34 points in 36 games this season.
Feb 8 - 3:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3James Sheppard
4Ryan Bourque
5Tanner Glass
6Viktor Stalberg
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Jesper Fast
3Emerson Etem
4Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Raphael Diaz
8Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta