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Derek Stepan | Center

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 6/18/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 196
College: Wisconsin
Contract: view contract details

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Derek Stepan scored in the Rangers' 4-3 win over Toronto on Sunday.
Stepan now has five goals and 10 points in 18 contests. That puts him on pace for 45 points this season, which is a bit below our expectations. We're looking for him to at least surpass the 50-point mark in 2015-16. Nov 16 - 9:03 AM

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Derek Stepan snapped his six-game goal drought with a power play tally against Colorado on Friday night.

The goal came off a brilliant feed by Mats Zuccarello. All Stepan had to do was hit the net, and the game was tied. He now has three goals and five points in 13 games this season.
Nov 6 - 11:56 PM

Derek Stepan will play in Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

This isn't really a surprise, but Stepan did miss Friday's practice for maintenance reasons. You can officially insert him into your fantasy lineup. The 25-year-old has three goals and five points in eight regular season games.
Oct 24 - 5:09 PM

Derek Stepan isn't participating in Friday's practice for maintenance reasons.

Stepan is recovering from having a wisdom tooth extracted on Wednesday. He still managed to play in Thursday's contest, so we don't expect him to miss any playing time due to this going forward.
Oct 23 - 12:34 PM

Derek Stepan (mouth) was able to participate in Thursday's 4-1 win over Arizona.

Stepan was a game-time decision after having a wisdom tooth extracted on Wednesday. He also had some screws removed that were left in there from when his jaw broke two years ago. He registered an assist on Thursday.
Oct 23 - 11:33 AM

Derek Stepan (mouth) is taking part in the team's pregame warm up on Thursday night.

The Rangers said Stepan would be a game-time decision because he had some screws removed from his jaw. It looks like he will play in tonight's game.
Oct 22 - 6:56 PM

Derek Stepan (mouth) will be a game-time decision on Thursday.

Stepan had a wisdom tooth extracted on Wednesday and also had some screws removed that were left in there from when his jaw broke two years ago. So needless to say he's dealing with some pain. He still participated in the Rangers' optional skate though.
Oct 22 - 12:21 PM

Derek Stepan missed practice Wednesday because he had a wisdom tooth extracted.

Coach Alain Vigneault expects Stepan to be fine for Thursday's game against Arizona, so we'll keep as active and let you know if his status changes. The Rangers center has three goals and one assist in seven contests.
Oct 21 - 1:02 PM

Derek Stepan made it easy on his game-opening goal, but that ended up being the New York Rangers' only tally in a 2-1 (OT) loss to the New Jersey Devils.

That goal represents Stepan's third G and fourth point in six games, a solid rate on the heels of lengthy negotiations and a beefy new contract. Expect him to be even more of a go-to scorer for New York this season.
Oct 18 - 4:07 PM

Derek Stepan skated on New York's top line with Rick Nash and Mats Zuccarello during the team's practice on Saturday.

After winning the first three games of the season, the Rangers have lost back-to-back games to Winnipeg and Montreal. What's worse is that they only managed to score one goal in the process. Head coach Alain Vigneault is trying to get his top forwards going, especially Rick Nash, who has just one assist in five games.
Oct 17 - 2:44 PM

Derek Stepan scored the game-winning goal in the Rangers' 3-2 victory over Chicago on Wednesday.

Stepan is certainly getting his 2015-16 campaign off on the right foot. He's got the potential to reach the 60-point mark this season, although he's not a safe bet to reach that mark.
Oct 8 - 10:25 AM

Derek Stepan had a hand in all four Rangers goals in their 4-3 preseason win against the Devils on Saturday night.

Stepan scored twice and assisted twice, also recording four penalty minutes and four shots on goal. Too bad it doesn’t count. That being said, it would not be surprising to see Stepan get to 20 goals and 60 points this season. Raphael Diaz, who is fighting for the seventh defenseman spot, also had two goals.
Sep 26 - 9:46 PM

Derek Stepan has inked a six-year, $39 million contract with the New York Rangers.

The two sides avoided arbitration with almost no time to spare. Stepan had been seeking a $7.25 million contract from the arbitrator while the Rangers countered at $5.2 million, so this agreement is a logical middle ground based on those figures. Stepan still hasn't recorded more than 57 points in a single season, but it wouldn't be surprising to see him reach the 70-point mark before this new deal is over. You could argue that he's being overpaid just because he still has something left to prove, but the flip side is that it's not hard to see him turning into a player that makes this deal look like a discounted price. All-in-all, it strikes us as a reasonable compromise.
Jul 27 - 10:12 AM

Derek Stepan and the Rangers are just over $2 million apart in arbitration offers, according to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman.

Stepan is seeking a $7.25 contract and the Rangers have filed for $5.2 million. The center is set for an arbitration hearing Monday. While it appears to be a wide gap, the Rangers are reportedly interested in a six-year deal worth $6.5-6.75 million per season, while Stepan seeks $7.25-7.5 million for seven, so it’s possible something in the middle of these will be agreed upon soon. It’s worth noting Capitals goalie Braden Holtby filed an $8 million request and the Capitals offered $5.1 million, and the two sides reached a long-term compromise. Stepan had 16 goals and 55 points last season. The Rangers have about $6.9 million in cap space, according to
Jul 25 - 6:10 PM

According to the New York Post’s Larry Brooks, the Rangers "are believed interested" in offering Derek Stepan a six-year contract with an average annual value between $6.5-6.75 million.

The restricted free agent center will have an arbitration hearing Monday. He is believed to be seeking a seven-year deal worth around $7.25-7.5 million per season, according to Brooks. Stepan ranked third on the team with 55 points last season. The Rangers have about $6.9 million in cap space, according to
Jul 25 - 12:35 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derick Brassard
2Derek Stepan
3Oscar Lindberg
4Jarret Stoll
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Kevin Hayes
3Viktor Stalberg
4Jesper Fast
5Emerson Etem
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Dylan McIlrath
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta