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Steve Sullivan | Winger

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (39) / 7/6/1974
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 161
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Steve Sullivan will almost certainly retire this summer.
"I wouldn’t say 100%, but 99.9%," Sullivan said. "I’ve had an unbelievable run." Even still, he's still training as if he's going to play next season, so if a team makes him an offer, he will likely give it serious consideration. He had seven goals and 17 points in 42 games with the Phoenix Coyotes and New Jersey Devils last season. He surpassed the 1,000 game milestone in 2013 and has 747 career points. Mon, Jul 29, 2013 08:56:00 PM

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Steve Sullivan won't be back with New Jersey next season, but he hasn't decided yet if he plans to retire.

"It's still up in the air," said agent Steve Bartlett. "He's taking some vacation time with the family and they're going to talk things through." Sullivan owns a house in Scottsdale, Ariz and it's thought that he may want to play somewhere on the West coast or return to Phoenix if he decides to come back for another year.
Wed, Jun 26, 2013 10:41:00 AM

Steve Sullivan probably won't be back with New Jersey next season even if he decides not to retire.

"With our situation, with our young forwards that we have coming back, Stevie has to play in a top-six situation and I think we have to go a little younger there," GM Lou Lamoriello said. Sullivan is contemplating retirement this off-season.
Thu, May 30, 2013 11:12:00 AM

Steve Sullivan might end up retiring this offseason.

His agent told the Bergen Record's Tom Gulitti that the veteran is "still mulling" whether to play next season.The 38-year-old had seven goals and 17 points this season.
Wed, May 29, 2013 07:21:00 PM

Steve Sullivan said he'd be "extremely surprised" if the Penguins are upset again in the first round.

Sullivan, now with the Devils, was with the second-seeded Pens when they were shocked by the Flyers last season. "I'd be extremely surprised if something like that happens to them again," Sullivan said. "Extremely. You know, you learn from your past experiences. They've learned their lesson. Look at how they've played all season. They are a team with a chip on its shoulder, and it shows. They aren't going to get stunned by anything again."
Fri, Apr 26, 2013 10:20:00 AM

Steve Sullivan registered a power-play goal and added an assist in New Jersey's 3-2 win against Montreal Tuesday night.

He has only contributed a goal and a helper in his previous six outings since being acquired from Phoenix and was a healthy scratch this past Saturday. Patrik Elias scored when the Devils had a man advantage as well, while Jacob Josefson potted his first goal in 20 games this season. Defenseman Marek Zidlicky got on the board with two assists in the contest.
Tue, Apr 23, 2013 09:42:00 PM

Steve Sullivan will be a healthy scratch against the Panthers Saturday afternoon.

He will sit in the press box as the Devils need the roster spot for the returning Ilya Kovalchuk and New Jersey coach Peter DeBoer did not want to take Matt D'Agostini or Steve Bernier out of the lineup.
Sat, Apr 20, 2013 11:37:00 AM

Steve Sullivan netted his first goal as a member of the New Jersey Devils since Feb. 15, 1997.

As a fun side note, Martin Brodeur was the starter in that game too. Sullivan began his career with the Devils, but he spent the vast majority of it with other clubs. Now at the age of 38, he's come full circle and is trying to help the Devils make the playoffs. Unfortunately his goal on Sunday wasn't enough as the Devils still lost their seventh straight game.
Mon, Apr 8, 2013 09:42:00 AM

If you need some power play points, consider picking up Steve Sullivan.

It looks as if the newly-acquired Sullivan will get some time on the Devils' power play as a pointman, a job he has done with success in the past. He will also be skating on the Devils' second line alongside Patrik Elias. We recommend you take a flier on him and pick him up prior to Saturday's contest against Toronto.
Sat, Apr 6, 2013 10:38:00 AM

Steve Sullivan will probably make his return to New Jersey's lineup in time for Saturday's match against Toronto.

He begun his career with the Devils back in 1995-96 and skated in 49 games with the team in parts of two seasons before being traded to the Maple Leafs in the deal for Doug Gilmour. Sullivan just five goals and 12 points in 33 games with Phoenix this season and he'll provide the Devils with some depth up front down the stretch.
Thu, Apr 4, 2013 10:55:00 AM

The New Jersey Devils have sent a 2014 seventh-round pick to the Phoenix Coyotes to get Steve Sullivan.

Sullivan has five goals and 12 points in 33 games this season. For a minimal cost, the Devils are getting a veteran player that can provide them with some secondary scoring.
Wed, Apr 3, 2013 03:37:00 PM

As expected, Steve Sullivan took part in his 1,000th career game on Thursday.

Sullivan's Phoenix Coyotes earned a 7-4 victory against his former team, the Nashville Predators. "I don’t think we could have picked a better spot to play 1,000 games," Sullivan said of Nashville. "This is where I called home for seven years. This is where my kids grew up. This is pretty much all they remember. For them to come back and see friends and family and watch a milestone night for myself, it was like it was meant to be."
Fri, Mar 29, 2013 09:31:00 AM

Steve Sullivan is projected to play in his 1,000th career game on Thursday.

Appropriately, it will be in Nashville. Sullivan spent parts of six seasons with the Predators before joining Pittsburgh for the 2011-12 campaign. He then inked a one-year, $1,850,000 deal with the Phoenix Coyotes for 2012-13.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 09:38:00 AM

Steve Sullivan is hopeful that his performance in Saturday's win over Anaheim is the start of a hot streak.

In addition to potting the tying goal late in regulation to send the contest to overtime, Sullivan scored the only shootout marker for either team, earning two points for the Coyotes. "That’s what I was brought here to do, to help on the offensive side of the puck, and it wasn’t going in," Sullivan said. "So I felt a lot of pressure." With nine points in 18 contests, the diminutive winger has been far from exceptional, but with points in two straight games he may be finding his groove.
Sun, Mar 3, 2013 08:15:00 AM

Steve Sullivan picked up a pair of assists in Saturday's win over the Blue Jackets.

In his career, Sullivan has recorded 50 points in 49 games against Columbus, including two hat tricks. He may not be a primary offensive contributor for the Coyotes, but Sullivan's seven points in 12 games prove he's still useful, primarily in points-only leagues.
Sun, Feb 17, 2013 08:15:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Travis Zajac
2Patrik Elias
3Ryan Carter
4Jacob Josefson
LW1Adam Henrique
2Tuomo Ruutu
3Ryane Clowe
4Stephen Gionta
RW1Jaromir Jagr
2Michael Ryder
3Damien Brunner
4Steve Bernier
5Dainius Zubrus
6Mike Sislo
D1Andy Greene
2Marek Zidlicky
3Bryce Salvador
4Mark Fayne
5Anton Volchenkov
6Adam Larsson
7Peter Harrold
8Jonathon Merrill
G1Cory Schneider
2Martin Brodeur