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Derek Stepan | Center

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

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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

The New York Rangers and Derek Stepan have an arbitration date set for July 27.

That's in the latter end of the arbitration hearing schedule, which likely suits both parties fine as a recent report suggested that they aren't even fully into the preliminary negotiating stages. Stepan had 16 goals and 55 points in 68 contests in 2014-15. He earned $3.85 million last season and is likely in for an even bigger payday in 2015-16.
Jul 13 - 6:00 PM

According to Larry Brooks of the New York Post, the New York Rangers have yet to make a long-term offer to Restricted Free-Agent Derek Stepan.

"We’re told talks between the parties haven’t quite even reached the preliminary stages of negotiating," wrote Brooks. "With the Blueshirts yet to submit an opening proposal for a long-term deal to their 25-year-old center." The 25-year-old scored 16 goals and 55 points in just 68 games. The Rangers would do well to lock him up before his arbitration hearing takes place later this month.
Source: NY Post
Jul 12 - 10:48 AM

Derek Stepan has filed for salary arbitration.

Stepan is a big part of New York's forward group and there's no doubt that the Rangers would like to lock him into a long-term deal. There's still time for the two sides to agree on a new contract, as arbitration hearings will only begin on July 20th. The 25-year-old had 16 goals and 55 points in just 68 games this season.
Jul 5 - 6:39 PM

Derek Stepan is expected to file for salary arbitration by the 5:00 pm ET Sunday deadline.

Larry Brooks of the New York Post reports that the Rangers cannot be happy with the seven-year/$52.5 million contract that Ryan O'Reilly signed on Friday as Stepan is better in almost every category than the new Buffalo Sabre. Stepan should be looking at upwards of $7 million a season and that will get them dangerously close to the cap ceiling with a few signings still to take place. Stepan had 16 goals and 55 points in 68 games and chipped in with 12 points in 19 playoffs games.
Source: NY Post
Jul 5 - 6:45 AM

Derek Stepan should be a top priority for the Rangers entering the off-season.

He becomes a restricted free agent next month after completing a two-year, $6.15 million deal. Derick Brassard received a five-year, $25 million contract from New York, so Stepan may ask for a similar deal with more money. Stepan recorded 16 goals and 55 points in 68 games in 2014-15 and he added 12 points in 19 playoff contests.
Jun 1 - 12:33 PM

Derek Stepan leads the Rangers in goals at home against the Lightning thus far.

Granted, it's only a two-game sample and the Rangers scored just four goals. Stepan opened the scoring in the series in Game 1, and would tally in Game 2 as well as the Rangers and Lighting split the games. Teammates Chris Kreider, Martin St. Louis, and Dan Boyle share the lead in points a pair for the Rangers at home in the series. Though Kreider is the only one with a goal.
May 24 - 7:14 PM

Derek Stepan increased his team lead in points to 12 when he picked up two more assists in Wednesday's Game 3 overtime 6-5 loss.

Though he did pick up the two assists, it was a mixed game for Stepan who won just 35% of his faceoffs and didn't have a shot on goal in 18:51 of work. Despite the his ancillary totals, Stepan leads the team in assists with seven as well.
May 21 - 1:03 AM

Derek Stepan scored a key goal in the New York Rangers' 2-1 win against the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 1.

It wasn't as big as the overtime winner in Game 7, but Stepan broke a 0-0 tie in which the Rangers had to have been frustrated. He remains a player to watch and a possible Conn Smythe candidate going forward.
May 16 - 4:06 PM

Derek Stepan notched the game-winning goal in overtime of Game 7 to send the Rangers to the Eastern Conference final with a 2-1 win over the Capitals on Wednesday night.

It wouldn’t be a Rangers playoff series without yet another one-goal game; this was their 14th game in a row decided by that margin. Stepan scored at 11:24 off an offensive zone face-off after Dan Girardi’s point shot rebounded to him. He collected the puck and wristed the shot past Braden Holtby for his third goal of the playoffs. Kevin Hayes picked up the other goal, on the power play to tie up the game at 1 in the second period. J.T. Miller, Ryan McDonagh and Keith Yandle got the other helpers. New York will host the Lightning on Saturday.
May 13 - 11:00 PM

Derek Stepan is eligible to become a restricted free agent on July 1.

Stepan's play during the regular season and playoffs has been strong and he is in line for a big increase over the $3.85 million he earned this season. Stepan has two goals and six points in 10 playoff games after a 16 goal, 55 point effort in 68 regular season games.
Source: NY Post
May 10 - 7:48 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Derick Brassard
2Derek Stepan
3Oscar Lindberg
4Jarret Stoll
LW1Rick Nash
2Chris Kreider
3J.T. Miller
4Dominic Moore
5Tanner Glass
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