HEIGHT: 6' 0"
BIRTHPLACE: Hastings, MN, USA
DRAFTED: NYR: 2008-51 overall
2012-13: Established career- highs in plus/minus rating (plus-25), game-winning goals (six), shorthanded goals (one), shorthanded assists (three), shorthanded points (four), and tied his career-high in power play goals (four) ... Tied for the NHL lead in shorthanded points, and second in the league in shorthanded assists ... Led the team and tied for second in the NHL in game-winning goals ... Eclipsed the 40-point mark for the third consecutive season ... Led the team in points (44), assists (26), and plus/minus rating, ranked second in goals (18), power play goals, and power play points (10), and tied for third in power play assists (six) ... Named the NHL’s Third Star for the month of April, finishing second among league skaters with 19 points (eight goals, 11 assists) and posting a plus-14 rating in 14 games ... Registered points in 12 of the 14 games in April, including seven multi-point efforts, and tallied three game-winning goals over the span ... Registered 35 points (15 goals, 20 assists) in the final 30 games of the season ... Recorded 11 multi- point performances, including a career-high, four points (one goal, three assists) on Mar. 26 at PHI ... The Rangers posted a record of 14-3-2 in games when he registered a goal, and were 22-5-3 when he tallied a point ... Recorded an assist on Apr. 3 vs. PIT, while skating in his 200th career NHL game ... Notched his first career shorthanded goal on Mar. 12 at BUF ... Registered his 100th career NHL point with an assist on Jan. 26 vs. TOR ... Tallied two assists, including his first career shorthanded point, on Jan. 20 vs. PIT ... Established playoff career-highs in goals (four), plus/minus rating (plus-four) and game- winning goals (two) ... Led the team in playoff goals and game-winning goals ... Ranked second on the team in playoff plus/minus rating, fourth in playoff shots on goal (32) and tied for fourth in playoff points (five) ... Finished second among Rangers forwards and fourth on the team in average time on ice during the playoffs (22:30) ... Tallied the game-winning goal in Game 3 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 6 vs. WSH and Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals on May 8 vs. WSH, becoming the first Rangers to record the game-winning goal in back-to-back playoff games since Adam Graves in Game 4 and Game 5 of the 1997 Eastern Conference Semifinals ... Registered a goal and was credited with two blocked shots in 25:18 of ice time in Game 1 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals on May 16 at BOS. 2011-12: Established career-highs in assists (34), points (51), plus/minus rating (plus-14), penalty minutes (22), hits (137), blocked shots (44), power play goals (four), power play assists (12), power play points (16), game-winning goals (four), and shots (169). ... Ranked third on the team in assists (34) and power play assists (12), fourth in points (51), goals (17) and power play points (16), and tied for fourth in power play goals (four). ... Is one of seven Rangers who skated in all 82 games. ... Reached the 50-point plateau for the first time in his career with two power play assists on Mar. 30 vs. MTL. ... Tallied his 30th assist of the season and tied his career-high in scoring with his 45th point, an assist on the overtime game-winning goal on Mar. 11 at NYI. ... Recorded his 40th point of the season with two assists on Mar. 1 at CAR. ... Notched his first career OT, game-winning goal, and was credited with three takeaways in 20:29 of ice time on Feb. 19 vs. CBJ. ... Recorded two assists, including one on the power play, on Feb. 11 at PHI; His first assist established a new career-high for most assists in a season. ... Tallied the game-deciding goal in the sixth round of the shootout, tied for the game-high with five hits and won 9-12 faceoffs (75%) on Jan. 10 vs. PHX; Was the first shootout goal of his career. ... Tallied a career-high, three assists on Dec. 20 at NJD. ... Notched a goal and was credited with three hits in 16:52 of ice time while skating in his 100th career NHL game on Nov. 23 at FLA. ... Established playoff career-highs in games played (20), goals (one), assists (eight), points (nine), power play goals (one), power play assists (two), power play points (three), and shots (38). ... Tied for third on the team in playoff assists and fifth in power play points. ... Notched his first career playoff point with a power play goal, and added two assists on Apr. 23 at Ottawa. ... Posted a four-game assist/point streak from Apr. 23 at Ottawa to Apr. 30 vs. Washington (one goal, five assists). ... Skated in a career-high, 37:50 of ice time in the Rangers’ 2-1 triple overtime victory on May 2 at Washington. ... Tied for the series lead with four assists in the Eastern Conference Semifinals against Washington. 2010-11: Tallied three goals and a plus-three rating while making his NHL debut in the season opener on Oct. 9 at Buffalo; tied the franchise record for goals in a season opener, and became the fourth player in NHL history and first Ranger to register a hat trick in his NHL debut. ... Captured the Lars-Erik Sjoberg Award as the top rookie in Rangers Training Camp …Tied for fifth among NHL rookies in goals (21), fourth in road goals (14), ranks fifth in points (45), fourth in road points (25), and seventh in assists (24). ... Tied for fourth on the team in goals and power play assists (seven), fifth in power play points (10), ranks fourth in points, sixth in assists, and fifth with a plus-eight rating. ... Is one of four Rangers to skate in all 82 games. ... Ranked fourth on the team with eight multi-point performances. ... Tallied his 20th goal of the season in a 1-0 win at Boston on Mar. 26, marking the first time since 2005-06 that a Ranger rookie reached the 20-goal plateau (Petr Prucha – 30 goals). ... Tallied one goal, his 40th point of the season, at Pittsburgh on Mar. 20, marking the first time since 2007-08 that a Ranger rookie reached the 40-point plateau (Brandon Dubinsky – 40 points). ... Participated in the NHL SuperSkills competition on Jan. 29 as part of Team Lidstrom, breaking all four targets in the Accuracy Shooting event and hitting the crossbar on his Elimination Shootout attempt against Henrik Lundqvist. ... Recorded one goal, his first at MSG, vs. Phoenix on Dec. 16. ... Recorded his first career power play goal, and added one assist on Nov. 24 at Tampa Bay. ... Tallied his first career NHL assist vs. Colorado on Oct. 18. ... Made his NHL playoff debut on Apr. 13 at Washington.
Skated in 81 career NCAA games over two seasons with the University of Wisconsin Badgers of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA), recording 21 goals and 66 assists for 87 points, along with 14 penalty minutes. 2009-10: Registered 12 goals and 42 assists for 54 points, along with eight penalty minutes in 41 games with Wisconsin. ... Established career-highs in games played, goals, assists, points and penalty minutes. ... Ranked among the NCAA leaders in several scoring categories, finishing tied for first in the nation in assists and ranked second in points. ... Led the WCHA in points, assists and power-play assists (22), and tied for fifth in power-play points (23). ... Led Wisconsin in assists and points, tied for third in game-winning goals (three) and seventh in goals while surpassing the 40-assist and 50-point marks for the first time in his collegiate career. ... Registered six points (two goals and four assists) in the NCAA Tournament, including a four-point performance (two goals and two assists) and the game-winning goal in the National Semifinal contest vs. R.I.T. on April 8, to lead Wisconsin to the National Championship game. ... Finished the season with 15 multi-point performances, including a career-high, five-point effort on Nov. 27 at Michigan State (one goal and four assists). ... Recorded a season-high, five-game point streak from Nov. 21 at St. Cloud State to Dec. 5 vs. Michigan Tech, tallying 12 points (two goals and 10 assists) over the span. ... Named WCHA Player of the Week for the period ending Nov. 29, registering six points (two goals and four assists) in two games during the stretch. ... Ranked 16th overall among drafted NHL prospects by The Hockey News in its 2010 Future Watch list, making him the highest-ranked Rangers prospect since Marc Staal. 2008-09: Led all Wisconsin freshmen in goals (nine), assists (24) and points (33), while finishing second on the team overall in points and assists, and tied for sixth in goals. ...Led the team in shorthanded goals (three), and ranked second in power play assists (13) and third in power play points (16). ... Recorded a season-high, four-game point streak from Nov. 29 vs. Michigan to Dec. 27 vs. Alabama-Huntsville, recording six points (one goal and five assists) over the span. ... Recorded a season-high, three points (one goal and two assists) on Jan. 3 vs. Northern Michigan. ... Tallied a season-high, two goals on Mar. 7 vs. North Dakota. ... Recorded 10 multi-point performances. ... Notched his first career point with an assist in his collegiate debut on Oct. 10, 2008 at Boston College.
2011: Led Team USA in scoring and tied for 13th among all tournament skaters with seven points (two goals, five assists) in seven games at the 2011 World Championship in Slovakia. ... Was selected by tournament coaches as Team USA’s best player. ... Also led the team and tied for seventh in the tournament with five assists. 2010: Served as Captain of Team USA at the 2010 World Junior Championship, leading the United States to just their second Gold Medal (2004) in the elite tournament. ... Led all skaters in assists and points en route to being named to the tournament All-Star Team, as selected by the media. ... Finished the tournament with four goals and 10 assists for 14 points in seven games and was first Rangers draft pick to lead the World Juniors in scoring since Doug Weight in 1991.
PREP SCHOOL CAREER
Skated for two seasons with Shattuck St. Mary’s (Minnesota high school), capturing back-to-back USA Tier I U-18 National Championships in 2007 and 2008. 2007-08: Led the team’s title run as a senior , registering a team-high six goals and 13 points in six tournament contests, including a hat trick on April 3, 2008 vs. Amherst. ... Established career-highs in goals (44), assists (67) and points (111). ... Led the team in assists and points, and tied for the team lead in goals. 2006-07: Led team to 2007 U.S. Youth National Tier-1 U18 title with 70 points (38 goals and 32 assists) in 63 games.
Was teammates with current Rangesr defenseman and teammate, Ryan McDonagh, while at the University of Wisconsin. ... His father, Brad Stepan, was drafted by the New York Rangers in the fifth round of the 1985 NHL Entry Draft. The Stepans are the first father-son combination both drafted into the NHL by the Rangers. ... Attended Shattuck-St. Mary’s Prep School, which has produced NHL All-Stars such as Sidney Crosby, Jonathan Toews and Zach Parise, prior to Wisconsin. ... First job was working at his father’s sporting goods store. ... Is an avid fan of the show "Glee", considers himself a "Gleek". ... If he wasn’t a hockey player he would want tobe a professional tennis player. ... Single.
June 21, 2008 -- Selected by N.Y. Rangers in the second round, No. 51 overall, of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.
LONGEST POINT STREAK: 6 from Nov. 17, 2010, to Nov. 26, 2010 (three goals and four assists)
LONGEST GOAL STREAK: 4 from Dec. 16, 2010 to Dec. 27, 2010 (four goals)
LONGEST ASSIST STREAK: 3, (twice) (last -- Jan. 15, 2011, to Jan. 19, 2011 (three assists)
MOST GOALS, GAME: 3 on Oct. 9, 2010, at Buffalo (Miller)
MOST ASSISTS, GAME: 3 on Dec. 20, 2011, at New Jersey
MOST POINTS, GAME: 4 on March 26, 2013 at Philadelphia (one goal, three assists)
MOST PIM, GAME: 4 on March 11, 2012, v
MOST SHOTS, GAME: 7 on Jan. 16, 2011, vs. Philadelphia
FIRST NHL GAME: Oct. 9, 2010, at Buffalo
FIRST NHL GOAL: Oct. 9, 2010, at Buffalo
FIRST NHL ASSIST: Oct. 18, 2010, vs. Colorado
CAREER IN THE SHOOTOUT
SUCCESS RATE: 12.5 percent
GAME-DECIDING GOALS: 0