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Derek Stepan | Center | #21

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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 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

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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

Derek Stepan scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 3-2 win over the Washington Capitals.

Stepan assisted on Keith Yandle's power play goal in the first period to extend New York's lead to 2-0. He also found the back of the 17 seconds into the third period to restore the Rangers' lead. The 25-year-old has 15 goals and 33 points in 55 games in 2015-16.
Mar 4 - 10:01 PM

Derek Stepan netted the game-winning goal in a 2-1 win against Columbus Monday night.

Mats Zuccarello scored his 21st goal of the 2015-16 campaign. Dan Boyle and Ryan McDonagh each recorded an assist for the Rangers.
Feb 29 - 10:36 PM

Derek Stepan scored a pair of goals in Sunday's 3-1 win over the Flyers.

The goals were the 100th and 101st goals of his career. Stepan did all of his damage in the third period of the game. The 25-year-old has 12 goals and 27 points in 46 games for the Rangers this season. Derick Brassard also scored for New York.
Feb 14 - 10:53 PM

Derek Stepan scored a goal and an assist in Friday's 5-4 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings.

Stepan did all of his damage in the second frame. He tied the game at two at the 7:44 mark of the period and he assisted on Mats Zuccarello's go-ahead goal less than two minutes later. The 25-year-old has 10 goals and 25 points in 45 games this season. Viktor Stalberg and Kevin Hayes also scored for the Rangers.
Feb 12 - 9:54 PM

Derek Stepan registered an assist in a 3-0 victory against Pittsburgh Wednesday night.

Stepan has nine goals and 23 points in 44 games this season. That's neither ideal nor terrible for him, but you do have to wonder how much he's been hindered by the rib injury he suffered earlier this season. It sounds like that injury likely impacted him even after he returned to the lineup.
Feb 11 - 11:07 AM

Derek Stepan admitted that he's finally starting to feel like himself after dealing with a rib injury earlier this season.

"The game slows down a little bit when you’re at 100 percent, at least for me," Stepan said. "When I’m playing, when I feel good about my game and I’m doing the right things, I make more plays because I see more plays. Maybe early on with the injury I wasn’t seeing or I was rushing a play." The 25-year-old has six points in his last six contests.
Feb 2 - 8:43 AM

Derek Stepan had an assist in a 4-1 victory over Carolina Friday night.

Stepan is on a four-game point streak. He has nine goals and 20 points in 37 contests in 2015-16.
Jan 23 - 5:43 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derick Brassard
2Eric Staal
3Derek Stepan
4Oscar Lindberg
5Dominic Moore
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3J.T. Miller
4Daniel Paille
5Tanner Glass
6Marek Hrivik
RW1Mats Zuccarello
2Kevin Hayes
3Nicklas Jensen
4Viktor Stalberg
5Jesper Fast
6Chris Brown
7Jayson Megna
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Keith Yandle
3Dan Girardi
4Marc Staal
5Dan Boyle
6Kevin Klein
7Raphael Diaz
8Dylan McIlrath
9Mat Bodie
10Ryan Graves
11Brady Skjei
12Chris Summers
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Antti Raanta
3Magnus Hellberg