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Derek Stepan | Center

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (24) / 6/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
College: Wisconsin
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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

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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

Derek Stepan (flu) hopes to play on Sunday.

Stepan sat out Saturday's contest against the Predators and apparently looked pretty pale before the game. He will be a game-time decision. Stepan has had a big start this season with 34 points in 36 games. Get ready to put him back in your lineup.
Source: NY Post
Feb 8 - 9:51 AM

It looks like New York Rangers forward Derek Stepan will indeed miss Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators thanks to flu-like symptoms.

Adjust your lineups accordingly.
Feb 7 - 3:02 PM

It sounds like New York Rangers center Derek Stepan is more likely to sit out Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators than play in it.

He's dealing with flu-like symptoms. If he's out, it's expected that J.T. Miller will take Stepan's place in the Rangers lineup. Stepan's been highly effective when healthy this season, generating 34 points in 36 games.
Feb 7 - 1:28 PM

Derek Stepan found the back of the net in a 3-2 win on Wednesday.

Stepan has nine goals and 34 points in 36 games this season. He's an okay bet to maintain his near point-per-game pace for the remainder of the season.
Feb 5 - 9:54 AM

Derek Stepan had an assist in a 3-2 overtime win against Ottawa.

Stepan has recorded at least a point in three straight games. He has eight goals and 32 points in 31 contests in 2014-15.
Jan 21 - 11:07 AM

Derek Stepan scored two goals in Sunday's 5-2 win over Pittsburgh.

Stepan now has an impressive five multi-point games in his last 10. His second period goal chased Marc-Andre Fleury from the Pittsburgh net. The 24-year-old has four points in his last three games and 31 points in 30 games overall.
Jan 18 - 3:45 PM

Derek Stepan registered two assists in Friday's 2-1 win over Columbus.

Stepan missed the Rangers' last game because of an upper body injury. It's nice to see him back producing so soon. Stepan picked up the primary assists on each of the Rangers' goals tonight. The 24-year-old is now rolling at a point-per-game pace. He has six goals and 29 points in 29 games. Marc Staal and Chris Kreider scored for New York.
Jan 16 - 11:38 PM

Derek Stepan is expected to return Friday night and center the Rangers' second line in Columbus.

Stepan, who has 27 points in 28 games this season, will play between Chris Kreider and Martin St. Louis. He's one of the Rangers' most important catalysts and is playing between two dynamic wingers, so feel free to activate him if you normally would.
Jan 16 - 6:44 PM

Derek Stepan (upper body) will be a game-time decision Friday night.

He is going to participate in the pregame warmup and see how he feels. It hasn't been said who might come out if Stepan plays, but it might be J.T. Miller or Tanner Glass.
Jan 16 - 6:29 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Derick Brassard
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Carl Hagelin
4James Sheppard
5Tanner Glass
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Jesper Fast
4Kevin Hayes
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Daniel Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Matt Hunwick
8Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cam Talbot