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Derek Stepan

Born:June 18, 1990Draft:2008 Rangers #51 Overall
Hometown:Hastings, MNPosition:Center
Known For:Shoots:Right
National Team:United StatesCurrent Team:Carolina Hurricanes

Derek Kenneth Stepan (/stɛˈpɑːn/ steh-PAHN;[1] born June 18, 1990) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for the Carolina Hurricanes of the National Hockey League. He has played for three other teams in the NHL: the Arizona Coyotes, Ottawa Senators and New York Rangers who drafted Stepan in the second round, 51st overall, in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.

After being drafted, Stepan attended the University of Wisconsin, where he played for the Badgers hockey team in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association WCHA. On July 1, 2010, he signed his first professional contract with the Rangers, forgoing his junior and senior years at Wisconsin. On October 9, 2010, he became the first player in Rangers history, and the fourth in NHL history, to score a hat trick in his NHL debut.

Derek Stepan Ottawa Senators
Derek Stepan, seen here with the Ottawa Senators (Photo by Matt Zambonin/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images)

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Achievements

  • World Championship Top 3 Player on Team USA (2011)
  • U20 WJC Top 3 Player on Team USA (2010)
  • U20 WJC Gold Medal (2010)
  • U20 WJC All-Star Team (2010)

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