| 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m)|
195 lb (89 kg)
| NHL Team|
| Nashville Predators|
|Born|| June 14 1978,|
Trois-Rivières, QC, CAN
|NHL Draft|| 40th overall, 1996|
|Pro Career||1997 – present|
He was drafted 40th overall, in the second round, by the Calgary Flames in the 1996 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded from the Flames with Chris Drury to the Buffalo Sabres for Rhett Warrener and Steven Reinprecht on July 3, 2003. Prior to playing a game for Buffalo, Bégin was claimed off waivers by the Montreal Canadiens on October 3, 2003. While not known as a prolific scorer, Bégin had become a fan favourite in Montreal for his strong work ethic and gritty play. He signed a three-year deal with Montreal on June 5, 2006, worth approximately one-million per season.
On October 20, 2010, Bégin was signed in the early stages of the 2010–11 season, as a free agent to a one-year, two-way contract with the Nashville Predators. He then joined AHL affiliate, the Milwaukee Admirals, on a conditioning assignment in order to retain game shape. On December 17, 2010 he returned to the NHL, making his debut with the Predators in a road game win against the New Jersey Devils.
On September 2, 2011, Steve was signed to a professional tryout contract by the Vancouver Canucks. On September 25, 2011 he was released from the organization.
Awards and achievementsEdit
- 2000–01 AHL Calder Cup (Saint John Flames)
- 2000–01 AHL Jack A. Butterfield Trophy
- 2006–07 Montreal Canadiens: Jacques Beauchamp Trophy (Outstanding contribution on the ice for the organization)
|1996–97||Saint John Flames||AHL||—||—||—||—||—||4||0||2||2||6|
|1998–99||Saint John Flames||AHL||73||11||9||20||156||7||2||0||2||18|
|1999–00||Saint John Flames||AHL||47||13||12||25||99||—||—||—||—||—|
|2000–01||Saint John Flames||AHL||58||14||14||28||109||19||10||7||17||18|
- ↑ Flames acquire Reinprecht, Warrener. CBC Sports (2003-07-05). Retrieved on 2009-02-26.
- ↑ Canadiens trade Begin to Stars for Janik. The Sports Network (2009-02-26). Retrieved on 2009-02-26.
- ↑ Begin signs one-year, two-way deal with Predators. The Sports Network (2010-10-20). Retrieved on 2010-10-20.
- ↑ http://www.nhl.com/ice/recap.htm?id=2010020469
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