New York Rangers
New York Rangers
Lee Stempniak
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LeeStempniak
POSITION: Right Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 196
BIRTHDATE: 02/04/1983
AGE: 31
BIRTHPLACE: West Seneca, NY, USA
DRAFTED: STL: 2003-148 overall
ECAC All-Rookie Team (2002) ECAC First All-Star Team (2004, 2005) NCAA East First All-American Team (2004) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2005) Traded to Toronto by St. Louis for Alexander Steen and Carlo Colaiacovo, November 24, 2008. Traded to Phoenix by Toronto for Matt Jones and Phoenix's 4th (later traded to Washington Washington selected Philipp Grubauer) and 7th (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Kellen Jones) round choices in 2010 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010. Traded to Calgary by Phoenix for Daymond Langkow, August 29, 2011. Traded to Pittsburgh by Calgary for Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice (later traded to Chicago Chicago selected Matt Iacopelli) in 2014 Entry Draft, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 19, 2014.
NHL CAREER
2013-14: Split the season be- tween Calgary and Pittsburgh ... Established career- highs in average ice time (18:28), shorthanded goals (two), and shorthanded points (five) ... Tied for fourth in the NHL in shorthanded assists (three) and shorthand- ed points ... Tallied a point in nine of the first 10 games of the season from Oct. 3 at WSH to Oct. 24 at DAL (four goals, five assists over the span) ... Registered a five-game point streak from Oct. 16 at ANA to Oct. 24 at DAL (three goals, two assists) ... Recorded three shots on goal while skating in his 600th career NHL game on Jan. 7 at PHX ... Notched an assist and registered a game-high, eight shots on goal on Jan. 18 at VAN ... Tallied a four-game point streak from Jan. 24 vs. NSH to Feb. 1 vs. MIN (one goal, five assists over the span) ... Tied a single-game career-high by registering three assists, including one on the game-winning goal in over- time, and posted a plus-two rating on Jan. 28 vs. CHI ... Made his Penguins debut on Mar. 6 at SJS ... Tallied his first point as a Penguin with an assist, and recorded the primary assist on the game-winning goal on Mar. 10 at WSH ... Registered three points (one goal, two assists), including an assist on the game-winning goal, on Mar. 18 vs. DAL ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (13), goals (two), points (three), shots on goal (22), average ice time (15:02), and hits (19) ... Tied for fifth on Pittsburgh in goals and tied for seventh in hits ... Tallied his first career NHL playoff goal in Game 3 of the Metropolitan Division Semi- finals at CBJ on Apr. 21 ... Recorded an assist on the game-winning goal and posted a plus-one rating in Game 5 vs. CBJ on Apr. 26.
2012-13
: Established a career-high in shorthanded assists (four) ... Led the NHL in shorthanded assists and tied for the NHL lead in shorthanded points (four) ... Led Calgary in assists (23), shots on goal (113), shorthanded goals, and shorthand- ed points, tied for the team lead in games played (47) and points (32), ranked second in plus/minus rating (plus-two), tied for third in power play goals (four) and game-winning goals (two), and tied for fifth in goals (nine) and power play points (six) ... Registered three points (one goal, two assists), including the game-winning goal, and posted a plus-two rating on Jan. 26 vs. EDM ... Established a single-game career-high with nine shots on goal on Feb. 2 vs. CHI ... Tallied two assists, including the primary assist on the game-winning goal, and posted a plus-three rating on Feb. 13 vs. DAL ... Tied a career-high with a five-game assist streak from Mar. 13 vs. DET to Mar. 22 at CBJ (one goal, six assists over the span) ... Recorded two points (one goal, one assist), including the game-winning goal, and posted a plus- three rating on Mar. 13 vs. DET ... Registered a point in nine of his final 13 games from Apr. 3 vs. EDM to Apr. 26 at CHI (two goals, seven assists over the span) ... Tallied his 300th career NHL point with an assist on Apr. 6 at VAN.
2011-12: Ranked fourth on Calgary in goals (14) and tied for fifth in game-winning goals (two) ... Made his Flames debut on Oct. 8 vs. PIT ... Tallied his first point with Calgary with an assist on Oct. 10 at STL ... Recorded consecutive multi-point games on Dec. 6 vs. CAR and Dec. 8 vs. COL (two goals, two assists in the two contests) ... Tallied two points (one goal, one assist) and posted a plus-two rating while skating in his 500th career NHL game on Jan. 10 vs. NJD ... Registered his second career hat trick, tied a single-game career-high with four points, and established a single-game career- high with a plus-five rating on Jan. 21 at EDM.
2010-11: Established career-highs in plus/minus rating (plus- four) and hits (124), and tied a career-high in games played (82) ... Was one of three Coyotes to skate in all 82 games ... Tied for second on Phoenix in goals (19), tied for third in shots on goal (199), and ranked fifth in hits ... Registered his first career hat trick and posted a plus-three rating on Oct. 21 vs. LAK ... Recorded his 100th career NHL goal with a power play tally on Nov. 3 vs. NSH ... Tallied three points (two goals, one assist) and posted a plus-two rating on Nov. 23 vs. EDM ... Re- corded a goal while skating in his 400th career NHL game on Dec. 5 at ANA ... Registered a seven-game point streak from Jan. 15 vs. ANA to Jan. 26 at COL
(five goals, six assists over the span) ... Recorded three points (one goal, two assists), including an assist on the game-winning goal, and posted a plus-three rating on Jan. 15 vs. ANA ... Registered eight shots on goal in four playoff contests.
2009-10: Split the season between Toronto and Phoenix ... Established career-highs in goals (28), power play goals (nine), and shots on goal (212) ... Skated in his 300th career NHL game on Oct. 13 vs. COL ... Registered a single-game career-high, four points (one goal, three assists), including the game-winning goal, on Oct. 26 at ANA ... Tallied two points (one goal, one assist), including his 100th career NHL assist, and posted a plus-two rating on Dec. 7 vs. ATL ... Recorded his first career shorthanded goal on Dec. 12 vs. WSH ... Named the NHL’s First Star of the Month for March, as he tallied 13 goals and three assists, along with a plus-seven rating in 15 games ... Registered a career-high, nine- game point streak from Mar. 2 vs. CAR to Mar. 20 vs. CHI (nine goals, three assists over the span) ... Record- ed 18 points (14 goals, four assists) and posted a plus- 10 rating in 18 games with the Coyotes ... Ranked fifth on the Coyotes in goals and plus/minus rating, and tied for fifth in power play goals (four) ... Posted four multi- goal games with Phoenix ... Tallied a goal and posted a plus-one rating in his Coyotes debut on Mar. 4 vs. COL ... Registered his 200th career NHL point with a goal on Mar. 18 at FLA ... Established a playoff career-high in assists (two) ... Tied for fifth on Phoenix in assists and tied for sixth in shots on goal (14) in the playoffs ... Recorded four shots on goal while making his NHL play- off debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarter- finals vs. DET on Apr. 14 ... Registered his first career NHL playoff point with an assist in Game 3 at DET on Apr. 18.
2008-09: Split the season between St. Louis and Toronto ... Established a career-high in assists (30) ... Registered a career-high, five-game assist streak from Nov. 5 at ANA to Nov. 14 at CHI (two goals, eight assists over the span) ... Recorded a single-game career-high, three assists, including the primary assist on the game-winning goal in overtime, on Nov. 14 at CHI ... Tallied an assist and recorded four shots on goal while making his Maple Leafs debut on Nov. 25 vs. ATL ... Tied a single-game career-high with three assists and posted a plus-two rating on Feb. 22 at NYR.
2007-08: Ranked fourth on St. Louis in assists (25), points (38), and shots on goal (162), tied for fourth in games played (80) and game-winning goals (two), and tied for fifth in goals (13) and power play goals (three) ... Registered a six- game point streak from Nov. 30 at MIN to Dec. 11 vs. EDM (four goals, three assists over the span) ... Tallied his 100th career NHL point with a goal and posted a plus-two rating on Dec. 22 at BOS ... Recorded a three- game goal streak from Nov. 30 at MIN to Dec. 4 at CGY (three goals over the span) ... Tallied a three-game assist streak from Dec. 7 at EDM to Dec. 11 vs. EDM (one goal, three assists over the span).
2006-07: Established career-highs in games played (82), points (52), game-winning goals (four), power play assists (11), and power play points (19) ... Tied for the team lead in power play goals (eight), ranked second in goals (27), points, game-winning goals, and power play points, tied for second in power play assists, and finished fifth in assists (25) ... Posted 14 multi-point efforts ... Registered a seven-game point streak from Dec. 26 at NSH to Jan. 9 at CBJ (three goals, five assists over the span) ... Skated in his 100th career NHL game on Jan. 10 at NJD.
2005- 06: Tied for the team lead in game-winning goals (two) and tied for fifth on St. Louis in power play goals (five) ... Made his NHL debut on Oct. 6 vs. DET ... Tallied his first career NHL point with an assist on Nov. 2 vs. CHI ... Registered his first career NHL goal on Nov. 4 vs. EDM ... Recorded his first career multi-point game with two points (one goal, one assist), including his first career NHL game-winning goal, and posted a plus-two rating on Nov. 16 at CBJ ... Registered the game-winning goal in overtime on Mar. 10 vs. MIN.

AHL CAREER
2005-06:
Made his AHL debut on Oct. 14 vs. Houston ... Recorded his first career AHL point with an assist on Oct. 21 at Manitoba ... Tallied his first career AHL goal in a three-point effort (two goals, one assist) on Oct. 28 at San Antonio ... Registered a four- game goal/point streak from Jan. 20 at San Antonio to Jan. 24 vs. Houston (five goals, one assist over the span) ... Ranked second on Peoria in assists (three), tied for second in points (three), and tied for third in plus/minus rating (plus-one) in the playoffs ... Recorded three assists and posted a plus-two rating in his AHL playoff debut on Apr. 21 at Houston.

COLLEGE CAREER
2004-05:
Established collegiate career-highs in games played (35) and assists (29) ... Served as Dartmouth’s captain for the second straight season ... Led the team in assists and points (43), tied for second in shorthanded goals (one), tied for third in game-winning goals (two), and ranked fourth in goals (14) ... Named to the NCAA East Second All-American Team and the ECAC First All-Star Team ... Recorded a career-high, six-game assist streak from Jan. 12 vs. New Hampshire to Jan. 29 vs. RPI (two goals, 10 assists over the span) ... Tied a career-high with an eight-game point streak from Feb. 19 at Yale to Mar. 12 at Vermont (four goals, nine assists over the span).
2003-04: Led Dartmouth in points (38), tied for the team lead in goals (16), assists (22), and shorthanded goals (one), and tied for second in power play goals (five) and game- winning goals (two) in his first season as captain ... Named to the NCAA East First-All American Team and the ECAC First All-Star Team ... Tallied an assist while skating in his 100th career collegiate game on Mar. 20 vs. Colgate.
2002-03: Established career-highs in goals (21), points (49), power play goals (eight), and game-winning goals (three) ... Led Dartmouth in points and power play goals, tied for the team lead in assists (28), ranked second in goals, and tied for third in game- winning goals ... Established single-game career-highs with five assists and five points on Dec. 29 vs. UMass- Lowell ... Registered a career-high, eight-game point streak from Feb. 21 vs. Harvard to Mar. 21 vs. Harvard.
2001-02
: Tied for second on Dartmouth in goals (12), and led all freshmen in goals, assists (nine), and points (21) ... Made his collegiate debut on Nov. 4 at Harvard ... Tallied his first career collegiate point with a goal on Nov. 9 vs. Brown.

INTERNATIONAL CAREER
2009: Tallied two goals in nine games while representing Team USA at the 2009 IIHF World Championship in Switzerland ... Tied for fifth on the team in goals.
2008: Registered three assists in seven games at the 2008 IIHF World Championship in Canada ... Tied for sixth on Team USA in assists.
2007
: Registered 10 points (six goals, four assists) in seven games at the 2007 IIHF World Championship in Moscow, Russia ... Tied for third among all skaters in goals and tied for 10th among all skaters in points ... Led Team USA in goals and points, tied for second on the team in assists, and tied for fourth on the team in plus/minus rating (plus-two)

BACKGROUND
Idolized Joe Sakic and Steve Yzerman when he was growing up ... Lists current Rangers teammate, and former college teammate at Dartmouth, Tanner Glass as his closest friend in hockey ... Prior to joining the Rangers, his favorite road arena to play in was Madison Square Garden ... His favorite NHL moment was scoring his first NHL goal ... Married – wife, Lindsay; daughters, Reese, Lucy.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS
June 22, 2003 – Selected by St. Louis in the fifth round, 148th overall, of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. November 24, 2008 – Acquired by Toronto in exchange for Alex Steen and Carlo Colaiacovo. March 3, 2010 – Acquired by Phoenix in exchange for Matt Jones, a fourth round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (later traded) and a seventh round pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft (later traded). August 29, 2011 – Acquired by Calgary in exchange for Daymond Langkow. March 5, 2014 – Acquired by Pittsburgh in exchange for a third round pick in the 2014 NHL Entry Draft (later traded). July 19, 2014 – Signed by the Rangers as a free agen