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Team W-L-OTL Pts
54-20-8 116
52-24-6 110
46-25-11 103
44-26-12 100
37-35-10 84
37-38-7 81
27-46-9 63
25-46-11 61

2021 Stats

Plus-Minus Goals Scored For or Against Total
Time On Ice Per Game
Penalty Minutes
Regular Season 10 19 0 10:48 14
Post Season 0 0 -2 08:37 0

Top Derek Stepan News

  • Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Riding pine

    Stepan was not in the lineup for Friday's 3-2 win over the Penguins. It was the seventh time in the last nine games he's sat out as a healthy scratch.

    Given that the Hurricanes have a healthy forward roster at the moment, Stepan's role on the team has essentially been reduced to that of depth forward. Going forward, he will likely only see ice time as an injury replacement or if one of the team's regulars needs a night off.

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  • Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Pockets goal in overtime loss

    Stepan notched a goal on two shots in Monday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs.

    Stepan put the Hurricanes ahead 3-2 at 9:23 of the third period, but the lead didn't hold. The 31-year-old has rediscovered his scoring touch a bit since the start of January -- he has four goals and four assists in his last 12 games. For the season, Stepan's at 14 points, 61 shots on net and a plus-2 rating in 35 appearances. He'll continue to play in a bottom-six role that makes steady contributions on the scoresheet hard to count on.

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  • Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Two points in rout

    Stepan scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 7-1 win over the Bruins.

    The veteran forward is stuck in a bottom-six role for Carolina, but Stepan has found a way to be productive lately. Over his last seven games, he's picked up two goals and five points, accounting for half of his scoring on the entire season.

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  • Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Puts away goal

    Stepan scored a goal on five shots and added two hits in Friday's 6-3 win over the Flames.

    Stepan put the Hurricanes ahead at 7:40 of the second period, and they didn't look back. The 31-year-old has a goal and two assists in his last four games, providing some rare scoring from the fourth line. The American forward is at eight points, 44 shots on net and a plus-4 rating in 25 contests this season, so he's not really doing enough to be of interest in fantasy.

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  • Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Adds rare helper Saturday

    Stepan added an assist for the second consecutive game Saturday against the Blue Jackets.

    Stepan continues to center the Canes' fourth line, averaging just 11:23 in ice time this season. Now with just seven points in 24 games, his days of being a regular 50-point player are well behind him.

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  • Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Two-point performance Saturday

    Stepan scored a goal and an assist in Saturday's 5-4 win over the Kings.

    A healthy scratch the prior two games, Stepan drew back into the lineup Saturday and was able to make an impact despite seeing limited minutes on the fourth line. Despite that performance, the 31-year-old has only three goals and five points through 14 games, and the Hurricanes simply have too much depth to expect Stepan to see a more prominent role.

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  • Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Puts together multi-point night

    Stepan tallied a goal and an assist in Wednesday's 4-3 win over the Blackhawks.

    Stepan got Carolina on the board at 6:25 of the first period, hammering a one-timer in the slot for his second goal of the year. He later drew the lone assist on Seth Jarvis' first NHL tally during middle frame. It was the first multi-point effort of the year for the veteran Stepan, who had just one goal in his first eight appearances as a Hurricane.

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  • Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Still searching for first point

    Stepan failed to register a point for the fourth straight game Saturday against the Blue Jackets.

    Stepan continues to center the Canes' fourth line in between Jordan Martinook and Steven Lorentz, an assignment that is not expected to generate many opportunities to contribute offensively. The 31-year-old Stepan's best days are clearly behind him, as his overall numbers have been trending downward following a 56-point season four years ago with the Coyotes. His fantasy value remains limited to deep leagues.

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  • Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: On ice for camp

    Stepan (shoulder) centered the Hurricanes' fourth line during Thursday's training camp practice, Adam Gold of The Adam Gold Show reports.

    Stepan was limited to just 20 games with the Senators last season due to a shoulder injury, picking up six points over that span, but his presence on the ice Thursday suggests he's no longer dealing with that issue. The veteran center will likely see bottom-line usage while also killing penalties in 2021-22.

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  • Hurricanes' Derek Stepan: Pens one-year deal

    Stepan (shoulder) signed a one-year, $1.35 million contract with the Hurricanes on Saturday.

    The 31-year-old center has been in a noticeable decline over the last three years, posting new career-low point totals in that span. Stepan bottomed out in 2020-21 with just a goal and five assists in 20 games for the Senators. The Hurricanes hope that he'll bounce back closer to his previous 50-point form, but it's unclear if he'll be ready to play on Opening Night as he works his way back from shoulder surgery that ended his previous season early.

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  • Senators' Derek Stepan: Faces questionable future

    Stepan will be an unrestricted free agent after a season in which he played just 20 games before requiring shoulder surgery.

    With just six points on the season, Stepan could be a buy-low candidate in deeper leagues, if he's in the right situation. Stepan had to adjust to being a father as well as being on a new team in 2020-21, and more stability could lead to him getting his career back on track. But with a cap hit of $6.5 million this past year and wanting to be closer to his Arizona home, he probably won't be back with the Senators in 2021-22.

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  • Senators' Derek Stepan: Will miss rest of campaign

    Stepan is set to undergo surgery to repair his dislocated left shoulder and will miss the rest of the season.

    Stepan is expected to make a full recovery ahead of the 2021-22 campaign, but he'll be an unrestricted free agent this offseason, so there will be a lot of uncertainty surrounding his situation heading into next season. The 30-year-old pivot picked up one goal and six points in 20 games with the Senators before suffering his season-ending shoulder injury.

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  • Senators' Derek Stepan: Lands on IR

    Stepan (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve.

    The Senators have yet to release an expected timetable for Stepan's return, but he'll miss Ottawa's next four games at a minimum now that he's been placed on IR. The veteran forward has notched six points in 20 games this campaign.

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  • Senators' Derek Stepan: No timeline for return

    Stepan (upper body) will be re-evaluated after suffering an injury in Tuesday's game versus the Canadiens, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

    Per head coach DJ Smith, a timeline for Stepan's return hasn't been determined yet. Until more information surfaces, consider the 30-year-old center day-to-day. His availability for Thursday's game versus the Flames is likely questionable at this stage.

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  • Senators' Derek Stepan: Departs with injury

    Stepan (upper body) will not return to Tuesday's game versus the Canadiens.

    Stepan was hurt during the first period of the contest. He played only 2:30 but earned an assist before suffering the injury that ended his outing. More information should surface on his status prior to Thursday's game versus the Flames.

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  • Senators' Derek Stepan: Picks up helper

    Stepan notched an assist, two shots on goal and two PIM in Tuesday's 4-2 loss to the Oilers.

    Stepan set up Tim Stutzle for a tally in the final minute of the game. The assist gave Stepan three points in nine outings this year. The veteran center has added 18 shots on goal, 12 hits and a minus-6 rating. It appears Stepan is set for a third straight season of diminished scoring outputs, which makes it difficult to roster him in fantasy.

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  • Senators' Derek Stepan: Returning Sunday

    Stepan (undisclosed) is in the lineup for Sunday's contest against the Oilers.

    Stepan missed just one game with an undisclosed injury but is back in action Sunday. The veteran center has two points in seven games this season.

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  • Senators' Derek Stepan: Dealing with injury

    Coach DJ Smith said that Stepan (undisclosed) won't play in Thursday's game against Vancouver, Brent Wallace of reports.

    The specifics of the absence remain unclear, but Smith classified Stepan as day-to-day going forward. The veteran has had a quiet start to the season, compiling two points and a minus-6 rating through seven games. In his stead, Filip Chlapik is expected to enter the lineup Thursday at center.

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  • Senators' Derek Stepan: Joins practice Sunday

    Stepan finished his seven-day quarantine and practiced with the Senators on Sunday.

    After being traded from Arizona on Dec. 26 and having the birth of his child just a few days later, Stepan has finally joined the Senators at training camp. The 30-year-old center is slated for a top-six role along with power-play time. Over 70 games with the Coyotes last season, Stepan posted 28 points -- seven with the man advantage -- and 158 shots on net.

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  • Senators' Derek Stepan: Arrives in Ottawa

    Stepan landed in Ottawa on Sunday and will begin his seven-day quarantine, Wayne Scanlan of the Ottawa Citizen reports.

    Stepan -- who was traded from Arizona on Dec. 26 -- missed the first part of training camp due to the birth of his child. The 30-year-old center will now quarantine for a week, so he'll likely join the team for practice next Sunday. That leaves about five days of practice before the season opener against Toronto on Jan. 15. Stepan is slated for a middle-six role with the rebuilding team.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 196 lbs
Birthplace: Hastings, MN
Age: 32
Experience: 12
Shoots: Right