Steve Eminger
Steve Eminger
Defenseman
NUMBER: 44
HEIGHT: 6' 2"
WEIGHT: 207
SHOOTS: Right
BIRTHDATE: 10/31/1983
BIRTHPLACE: Woodbridge, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: WSH: 2002-12 overall
OHL Second All-Star Team (2002, 2003) Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2002) Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2003) Traded to Philadelphia by Washington with Washington's 3rd round choice (Jacob Deserres) in 2008 Entry Draft for Philadelphia's 1st round choice (John Carlson) in 2008 Entry Draft, June 20, 2008. Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia with Steve Downie and Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Alex Hutchings) in 2009 Entry Draft for Matt Carle and San Jose's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Simon Bertilsson) in 2009 Entry Draft, November 7, 2008. Traded to Florida by Tampa Bay for Noah Welch and Florida's 3rd round choice (later traded to Detroit Detroit selected Andrej Nestrasil) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, September 4, 2009. Traded to NY Rangers by Anaheim for Aaron Voros and Ryan Hillier, July 9, 2010.
NHL CAREER:
2011-12: Tied his career-high for most assists in a game with two assists, including one on the power play and one while shorthanded, tied for the game-high with four hits and posted a plus-two rating in 17:58 of ice time on Dec. 10 at BUF. ... Missed 31 games due to injury, including the final 12 games of the regular season. ... Led the team and tied for the game-high with five hits, and logged 12:59 of ice time on Feb. 9 vs. TBL, while making his return to the lineup after missing the previous 21 games with a separated shoulder sustained on Dec. 17. ... Skated in four playoff contests ... Made his Rangers playoff debut on Apr. 28 vs. Washington. 2010-11: Ranked third on the Rangers with 101 blocked shots. ... The Rangers posted a record of 4-1-1 when he tallied a point. ... Led all skaters with a season-high eight hits in 24:19 of ice time at Pittsburgh on Mar. 20. ... Recorded one assist and posted a plus-3 rating while skating in his 400th career NHL game on March 4 at Ottawa. ... Registered two points (one goal, one assist) in two games, with his first goal as a Ranger on Nov. 24 at Tampa Bay and one power play assist on Nov. 26 at Florida. ... Posted a season-high plus-4 rating in an 8-2 win on Nov. 14 vs. Edmonton. ... Tallied his first point as a Ranger with an assist in the home opener on Oct. 15 vs. Toronto. ... Registered three hits and logged 13:54 of ice time while making his Rangers debut in the season opener on Oct. 9 at Buffalo. 2009-10: Ranked second on the team in blocked shots (99) and third among Anaheim defensemen in hits (102). ... Recorded 14 (four goals and 10 assists) of his 16 points in his final 36 games. ... Posted a career-high plus-five rating, tying Anaheim’s team record for plus/minus rating in a single game, and two points (one goal and one assist) in a 5-2 win at Colorado on Mar. 31. ... Skated in his 300th NHL game on Nov. 14 at Detroit. ... Ranked fourth among Ducks defensemen in total ice time. 2008-09: Established career highs in games played (71), assists (21) and points (26), and tied his career-high in goals (five). ... Led Tampa Bay defensemen in assists (19) and points (23) and ranked second in goals (four)… Tied career-high with four shots on goal vs. Carolina on Jan. 3, vs. Buffalo on Jan. 21, and vs. Atlanta on Feb. 10. ... Recorded four multi-point games, including two, three-point efforts vs . Florida on Nov. 18 (one goal and two assists) and at Florida on Dec. 26 (one goal and two assists). 2007-08: Tallied first career NHL playoff goal for Washington in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals at Philadelphia on Apr. 17. ... Appeared in his 200th career NHL game vs. Toronto on Jan. 24. ... Missed the first 14 games of the season, Oct. 4 to Nov. 5, due to an ankle injury. 2006-07: Ranked second among Washington defensemen in assists (16) and points (17). ... Tied his career-high with a three-game assist and point streak from Jan. 4 vs. Montreal to Jan. 9 vs. Philadelphia. 2005-06: Placed third among Washington defensemen in goals (five), points (18) average ice time (21:20) and tied for third in assists (13). ... Ranked fourth among Washington defensemen in games played (66), penalty minutes (81) and power-play goals (one)… Recorded career high for total ice time (32:43) vs. Tampa Bay on Oct. 16. ... Registered his first career NHL goal vs. the Rangers on Oct. 10 (Weekes). 2003-04: Split the season with Washington and Portland. ... Registered four points in 41 games with Washington. 2002-03: Made his NHL debut in 5-4 win vs. Nashville on Oct. 11. ... Recorded his first career point with an assist in 5-4 loss at Toronto on Oct 10.

AHL CAREER
2004-05: Registered three goals, 17 assists and 20 points with 40 PIM in 62 games with Portland (AHL). ... Selected to the Canadian AHL All-Star team.2003-04: Recorded four assists and 45 PIM in 41 games with Portland.

JUNIOR CAREER
Played four seasons with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League from 1999 to 2003, recording 29 goals, 106 assists, 135 points and 273 PIM in 191 games. 2002-03: Scored two goals and had 29 points with 40 PIM in 23 game for Kitchener. ... Recorded three goals and 11 points with 44 PIM in 21 playoff games with Kitchener. ... Named to the OHL Second All-Star team. ... Named to the Memorial Cup Tournament All-Star team as a member of Memorial Cup champion Rangers. 2001-02: Named to the OHL Second All-Star team after recording 19 goals, 39 assists, 58 points and 93 PIM in 64 games for Kitchener. ... Was tied for third on the Rangers in points.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2003: Won silver medal with Canada at the 2003 World Junior Championship tournament. ... 2000: Won gold with the Canadian National Under-18 Team at the 2000 Four Nations Tournament.

BACKGROUND
Is an avid golfer. ... His favorite road city is Montreal. ... Lists Jay-Z, Lil' Wayne and Eminem as his favorite musical artists. ... Is a fan of the actor Will Ferrell, and lists Anchorman and Old School as his favorite movies. ... Lists Muhammad Ali as his favorite athlete. ... His favorite sport other than hockey is football. ... If he wasn’t a hockey player he would like to work as a forensic detective. ... His favorite television shows are murder mysteries, such as "Dateline Special Reports" and "The First 48 Hours". ... Enjoys cooking. ... Married – wife, Lindsay.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS

June 22, 2002 -- Selected by Washington in the first round (No. 12 overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. June 20, 2008 -- Traded by Washington with 2008 third-round draft pick (Jacob Deserres) to Philadelphia in exchange for 2008 first-round draft pick (John Carlson). Nov. 7, 2008 -- Traded by Philadelphia with Steve Downie and return of Tampa Bay's 2009 fourth-round draft pick (Alex Hutchings) in exchange for Matt Carle and 2009 third-round draft pick (acquired from San Jose) (Simon Bertilsson). March 4, 2009 -- Traded by Tampa Bay to Florida in exchange for Noah Welch and 2009 third-round draft pick (later traded). Sept. 4, 2009 -- Signed by Anaheim as an unrestricted free agent. July 9, 2010 -- Traded by Anaheim to N.Y. Rangers for Aaron Voros and Ryan Hillier.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS


LONGEST POINT STREAK: 3 (twice), last from Jan. 4, 2007, to Jan. 9, 2007 (four assists)

LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 3 (twice), last from Jan. 4, 2007, to Jan. 9, 2007 (four assists)

MOST GOALS, GAME: 1, (19 times) (last -- Dec. 11, 2011, vs. Florida)

MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 2, (seven times) (last -- Dec. 10, 2011 at Buffalo)

MOST POINTS, GAME: 3, (twice) (last -- Dec. 26, 2008) (Tampa Bay at Florida) (one goal and two assists)

MOST PIM, GAME: 6, (three times) (last -- Oct. 22, 2005) (Washington vs. Carolina)

MOST SHOTS, GAME: 4, (three times) (last -- Feb. 10, 2009) (Tampa Bay vs. Atlanta)

FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 11, 2002 (Washington vs. Nashville)

FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 10, 2005 (Washington vs. N.Y. Rangers) (Weekes)

FIRST NHL ASSIST: Nov. 26, 2005 (Washington at Toronto)

CAREER IN SHOOTOUT

ATTEMPTS: 1
GOALS: 0