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Draft Prospect - 2008
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Derek Stepan
North American Skater
Shattuck-St. Mary's, High-MN
Final Rank:  58 Midterm Rank:  72
Position:  Center Shoots:  Right
Height:  6' 0" Weight:  168
Born:  June 18, 1990    
Birthplace:  Hastings, MN, USA
Drafted:  NYR (2nd Round / 51st Overall) - Player Page
  • Will attend the University of Wisconsin in the fall of 2008.
  • His dad, Brad, was selected 91st overall by the New York Rangers in the 1985 NHL Entry Draft – he played in the OHL for Sault Ste. Marie and Windsor.
  • Patterns his game after Dallas Stars' Mike Modano – “I like the way he makes things happen and is just a natural goal scorer”.
  • Played on his first hockey team with the Hastings Mites and credits his dad for having had the most influence on his career – “I grew up around the game and loved it”.
  • Jumping rope is part of his pre-game routine and his most memorable hockey moment was winning the 2006-07 National Championships.
  • His nickname is “Dstep” and if he wasn’t playing hockey he would be a tap dancer.
  • The most embarrassing song on his iPod is “Breaking Free” from High School Musical and the one thing he couldn’t live without are his family and friends.

 

FAVORITES

 

NHL Team: Minnesota Wild

NHL Player: Zach Parise

Shootout move: “Backhand toe pull”

Goal Celebration: “Instant replay”

Practice Drill: 3-on-3 in zone

Video Game: Halo 2

Movie: Dumb and Dumber

TV Show: Scrubs

Actor: Jim Carey

Group: Sister Hazel

Website: espn.com

Pump-up song: “Bleed it out” by Linkin Park

Food to cook: Mac and Cheese

Sport (other than hockey): Golf

Activity away from the rink: Fishing

Toy growing up: Mini sticks

Place to shop: Best Buy

Place to visit: Key West, Florida
 Statistics
Season
Team
League
GP
G
A
P
PIM
2006-2007
SHATTUCK-ST.MARYS PREP
HIGH-MN
63
41
34
75
24
2007-2008
SHATTUCK-ST.MARYS PREP
HIGH-MN
54
36
55
91
16
2012-2013
KALPA
FINLAND
12
2
2
4
0