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Derek Stepan | Center | #21

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 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 just keeps on keeping on.
Stepan picked up a goal and two assists during Saturday's 4-2 win over the Hurricanes. The veteran pivot is now up to five goals and 18 points in 26 games this season. Dec 3 - 7:42 PM

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Derek Stepan picked up his first helper in six games during Thursday's 4-3 loss to the Sabers.

It was on the power play, too. The Rangers' top pivot now has 11 helpers and 15 points in 25 games this season. Stepan is well on his way towards his eighth straight season of at least 40 points.
Dec 1 - 11:49 PM

Derek Stepan scored in Friday's 3-2 win over Philadelphia.

He opened the scoring late in the second period for his second goal in the last three games. Stepan has scored just four times this season, so he may finally be heating up. He has 14 points through 22 matches.
Nov 26 - 9:14 AM

Derek Stepan scored one goal on one shot and had two assists in New York's 5-2 victory over the Boston Bruins Saturday night.

This was Stepan’s first goal of the season, but he has been fantasy relevant with seven assists in his first 11 games. Stepan earned his eighth assist on the first Ranger’s goal at the 15:09 minute mark and then added his goal as the Rangers played short-handed at the 17:59 minute mark.
Nov 5 - 9:38 PM

Derek Stepan registered two assists in the Rangers' 7-4 win against San Jose on Monday.

Stepan had been held off the scoresheet in his first two contests of 2016-17, so those assists were also his first and second points of the season. He had 22 goals and 53 points in 72 games in 2015-16.
Oct 18 - 5:15 AM

Look for Derek Stepan and Mats Zuccarello to play on the same line to start the season.

The two have looked very good together in pre-season action to date. They will be joined by either Rick Nash or Jimmy Vesey to form a potentially dynamic scoring line. Look for Stepan to register between 60-65 points this season.
Source: NY Post
Oct 8 - 10:27 AM

"Lots of talk" that Rangers general manager Jeff Gorton is "listening" on deals for center Derek Stepan, according to the Ottawa Sun’s Bruce Garrioch.

Stepan just played the first year of a six-year, $39 million contract, recording 22 goals and 53 points in his age-25 season. Garrioch says that "it sounds like" Gorton has been "busy working the phones," which makes sense, considering this group showed its warts this past season. But is Stepan the guy to move?
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jun 18 - 11:01 PM

Derek Stepan passed his concussion protocol after he was hit from behind by Ben Lovejoy Saturday.

The incident happened with more than eight minutes to go in the third period and while Stepan did not return to the game, he was back on the bench when the game ended. "I'm fine," Stepan said. "We just went through the protocol just to make sure everything was good and I was back on the bench. But we have to make sure we're doing the right things and the training staff has to make sure they're doing the right things." Stepan is expected to be ready to go for Game 3.
Apr 17 - 7:56 AM

Coach Alain Vigneault switched up his first two lines in practice Friday.

Vigneault was not pleased with the effort in Game 1 so Derek Stepan found himself centering Chris Kreider and Rick Nash while Derick Brassard was pivoting Mats Zuccarello and J.T. Miller. Vigneault was pleased with his third unit of Eric Staal, Kevin Hayes and Jesper Fast. Take these line combinations into account if you are playing DFS Saturday.
Apr 16 - 8:05 AM

Derek Stepan scored both New York goals in the Rangers' 5-2 loss in the opening game Wednesday night of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series against the Penguins in Pittsburgh.

Stepan was able to cut the Pens' lead to 2-1 on a power-play goal at 3:10 of the third period. The Pens increased their lead to 4-1, however, before Stepan picked up his second goal of the game and the post-season at 10:11 of the third. Stepan led both teams in shots on goal with seven.
Apr 13 - 11:58 PM

Derek Stepan had a night to remember during Tuesday's 3-2 win over Tampa Bay.

He collected two goals and an assist during the contest, which pushed him to 22 goals - a new career high. He became the first Rangers' center since some guy named Wayne Gretzky to record at least 50 points in three straight seasons (1997-99).
Apr 5 - 11:24 PM

Derek Stepan pitched in two assists Thursday night, but the Rangers fell 4-3 to Carolina and lost ground in the playoff race.

The 25-year-old has been productive lately, with eight points in his past five games. This season, Stepan has 18 goals and 46 points in 67 games.
Mar 31 - 11:52 PM

Center Derek Stepan scored a goal and added two assists in the New York Rangers' 5-2 victory over the visiting Boston Bruins Wednesday night.

After Stepan assisted on Mats Zuccarello's 24th goal of the season on a Rangers power play at 8:37 of the first period, the center cashed in on a New York power play himself with his 17th goal at 11:39 of the first. Derick Brassard increased the Rangers' lead to 3-0 at 5:26 of the second period before Stepan notched his 25th assist of the season on J.T. Miller's goal at 6:32 of the third. Miller's goal, which gave the Rangers a 4-1 advantage, was his 20th of the season. Rick Nash got on the scoreboard for the second consecutive game with his 14th goal of the season at 17:07 of the third period.
Mar 23 - 10:58 PM

Derek Stepan picked up a pair of assists in Sunday's 5-3 loss to the Penguins.

Stepan helped set up Chris Kreider's first period goal and Derick Brassard's second period goal. He finished the game with two shots on goal and a blocked shot in 19:59 of ice time. The 25-year-old has 16 goals and 38 points this season.
Mar 13 - 3:26 PM

Derek Stepan extended his point streak to four games when he scored during Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to Detroit.

Stepan stripped Danny DeKeyser in the offensive zone and found a seam to put the game's opening tally home. He now has two goals and five points during his streak, giving him 17 goals and 37 points on the campaign.
Mar 12 - 5:36 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Josh Jooris
5Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Matt Puempel
5Jimmy Vesey
6Brandon Pirri
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2J.T. Miller
3Jesper Fast
4Pavel Buchnevich
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Dan Girardi
3Kevin Klein
4Marc Staal
5Nick Holden
6Adam Clendening
7Steven Kampfer
8Brady Skjei
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta