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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
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Derek Stepan racked up two goals and an assist in Tuesday's 7-6 loss to the New York Rangers.
Stepan opened the scoring just 27 seconds into the game, but the Stars responded by scoring four unanswered goals to jump ahead 4-1 in the second period. Stepan also picked up the primary assist on Chris Kreider's power play goal in the third period before adding a goal of his own just over two minutes later. Stepan finished the game with a plus-1 rating and eight shots on goal in 18 minutes of ice time. He now has 12 goals and 36 points in 45 games this season. Jan 17 - 10:10 PM

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Derek Stepan scored the final Rangers goal Saturday night as they lost 5-4 to the Canadiens.

Stepan’s 10th goal of the season came at the 14:53 mark of the third. It gave the Rangers a little hope after they fell to 5-3 on a flurry of shots in the third. He also had a piece of the first goal of the night at the 12:24 mark of the first, which gives him 33 points for the year. Stepan had three other shots on goal, to provide a decent night for his fantasy owners. This is the fourth time in the past five games that he has made three or more shots on goal.
Jan 14 - 11:16 PM

Derek Stepan has 14 points in his last 13 games.

Stepan's hot streak has come at an important time for the Rangers as they've often been without forwards Rick Nash and Mika Zibanejad over that stretch. Stepan was particularly important on Tuesday when he scored two goals against Ottawa to tie the contest at 3-3, which allowed Nick Holden's third period marker to be the game winner. With those two goals, Stepan is up to nine markers and 28 points in 37 games.
Source: NY Post
Wed, Dec 28, 2016 05:52:00 AM

Derek Stepan scored two goals in Tuesday's 4-3 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Ottawa jumped out to 2-0 and 3-1 leads in this game, but they weren't able to hold on for the win. Stepan scored both goals in the second period and they were huge, as he tied the game at three heading into the final 20 minutes. Stepan finished the game with a plus-1 rating, four shots on goal and three hits in 21:36 of ice time. The Rangers forward has nine goals and 28 points in 37 games. He's put up seven points during his four-game point streak.
Tue, Dec 27, 2016 10:47:00 PM

Derek Stepan accounted for one goal and two assists in Friday's 7-4 loss to Minnesota.

He enters the holiday break with two goals and three assists over a three-game point streak. Stepan has scored seven markers and 26 points through 36 matches this season.
Source: NY Post
Sat, Dec 24, 2016 09:12:00 AM

Derek Stepan's sixth goal of the season came at a timely moment for the Rangers on Sunday night.

Stepan scored with under two minutes remaining in regulation to tie the game against the rival New Jersey Devils. The Rangers went on to win the game in a shootout, while Stepan pads his stats to six goals and 22 points in 34 games this season.
Sun, Dec 18, 2016 11:12:00 PM

Derek Stepan recorded an assist in the Rangers' 2-1 win against Winnipeg on Thursday.

Stepan has recorded at least a point in three of his last four games. He has five goals and 19 points in 28 contests in 2016-17.
Fri, Dec 9, 2016 11:13:00 AM

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.
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 07:42:00 PM

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.
Thu, Dec 1, 2016 11:49:00 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.
Sat, Nov 26, 2016 09:14:00 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.
Sat, Nov 5, 2016 09:38:00 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.
Tue, Oct 18, 2016 05:15:00 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
Sat, Oct 8, 2016 10:27:00 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
Sat, Jun 18, 2016 11:01:00 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.
Sun, Apr 17, 2016 07:56:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Derek Stepan
2Mika Zibanejad
3Kevin Hayes
4Oscar Lindberg
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3Michael Grabner
4Matt Puempel
5Jimmy Vesey
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
3Magnus Hellberg