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Derek Stepan | Center

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (23) / 6/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
College: Wisconsin
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Derek Stepan found himself nervous during the first half of Game 1.
Stepan eventually turned things around as he potted his sixth playoff goal of his career on Thursday. "It might have been nerves," Stepan said yesterday. "Think about it: During the season we played every other night or had a two-day break, and then before this series we had off Saturday to Thursday before playing again. So it takes a bit with all those days in between. I was probably a little jumpy early on." The Rangers are relying on Stepan to have a big series as he had 17 goals and 57 points during the regular season. Apr 20 - 9:24 AM

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The Rangers' Derek Stepan has 23 points in his last 24 overall games.

He scored a goal in the Rangers' 4-1 win over the Flyers in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. "Stepan makes us tick," Rangers star Rick Nash said. "If we're going to go far in the playoffs, we need Derek to keep on starring."
Apr 19 - 11:26 AM

Derek Stepan scored a goal in the Rangers' 4-1 win over Philadelphia in Game 1 of the first round.

Stepan netted the goal when the Rangers had the man advantage. He had 17 goals and 57 points in 82 contests in 2013-14.
Apr 18 - 10:09 AM

Derek Stepan had a goal and an assist in the Rangers' 4-1 win on Tuesday.

Stepan has 17 goals and 56 points in 80 games. That's a step back from his nearly point-per-game performance last season, but he has broken out with 21 points in 21 games since the Olympic break.
Apr 9 - 10:32 AM

Derek Stepan scored a goal as the New York Ranger lost 3-2 after a shootout to the Colorado Avalanche Thursday night.

Stepan, who had already set his career high in points, continued his solid season for the Rangers. He now has 16 goals and 38 assists in 78 games this season. Defenseman John Moore, in his first game after missing six games to recover from a concussion, scored on the first shot of the game at 2:10 of the first period for a 1-0 Rangers lead.
Apr 4 - 1:35 AM

Derek Stepan set a career high in points with a three assist effort on Sunday.

Stepan is up to 53 points this season with 18 goals. He is not a big penalty minute player with only 18 this season as his career high is only 22, but he does contribute in most of the other traditional categories, making him a nice mid-round pick in most pools.
Mar 31 - 8:53 AM

Derek Stepan is feeling better after attempting to play through an illness on Monday.

Stepan was limited to just 7:04 minutes as a result and after the game, Rangers coach Alain Vigneault admitted that he shouldn't have let them play. Stepan will center the Rangers' top line on Wednesday.
Mar 26 - 12:20 PM

Derek Stepan (flu) only logged 7:04 minutes in Monday's 4-3 overtime win against Phoenix.

Rangers coach Alain Vigneault made the decision to let Stepan attempt to play through the illness and later regretted that choice. "They didn't look good," Vigneault said, also referring to Martin St. Louis, who similarly attempted to play through the flu. "They both said they wanted to play but, at the end of the day, I've got to take that out of their hands because they had no energy and, obviously, it showed." Stepan and the Rangers are off Tuesday before they face Philadelphia on Wednesday.
Mar 25 - 10:04 AM

Derek Stepan missed Monday's morning skate because of the flu.

Martin St. Louis also wasn't on the ice and the two of them are listed as game-time decisions for Monday's contest versus Phoenix. If you need them then it might be in your best interest to roll the dice and keep them in your lineup.
Mar 24 - 4:19 PM

Derek Stepan scored a goal and added an assist for the Rangers in Saturday's 2-0 win over New Jersey.

Stepan assisted on Rick Nash's second period tally and followed it up with an empty-net power-play marker of his own to salt away the game. He has now reached the 50-point plateau for the second time in his career and stands one point shy of tying his career-best.
Mar 22 - 10:07 PM

Derek Stepan has led the Rangers since the Olympic break with 12 points in 11 games.

This campaign has still been a far cry from his 2013 season when he recorded 44 points in 48 games. It's worth noting that he did most of miss the preseason because the then restricted free agent was holding out and that might be at least partially to blame for his decline. Regardless, we see him as a good candidate to bounce back in 2014-15.
Mar 20 - 9:57 AM

Derek Stepan scored the Rangers' lone goal Thursday in a 2-1 loss to Minnesota.

His power-play marker was assisted by Ryan McDonagh and Rick Nash. Stepan has two goals and eight helpers in his last eight games.
Mar 14 - 7:52 AM

Derek Stepan is on a six-game point streak.

Stepan barely played for Team USA during the 2014 Winter Games, but he's stepped up since returning. He now has 11 goals and 44 points in 65 games this season.
Mar 11 - 9:42 AM

Derek Stepan picked up two assists in the Rangers' 6-3 loss to the Boston Bruins in New York Sunday night.

Stepan's assist total for the season rose to 29. The Rangers' goal scorers were J.T. Miller (third), Ryan McDonagh (ninth) and Brad Richards (16th).
Mar 2 - 10:14 PM

Derek Stepan will be a healthy scratch on Thursday for the United States.

He will be joined in the press box by defenseman Justin Faulk and goaltender Jimmy Howard. Stepan was hot at the end of January with eight points in five games but has slowed down as he was pointless in his last five games.
Feb 13 - 4:11 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Brad Richards
3Derick Brassard
4Dominic Moore
5Brian Boyle
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3Benoit Pouliot
4Daniel Carcillo
5J.T. Miller
RW1Rick Nash
2Martin St. Louis
3Mats Zuccarello
4Derek Dorsett
5Jesper Fast
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Anton Stralman
5Kevin Klein
6Raphael Diaz
7John Moore
8Justin Falk
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot