|6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
202 lb (92 kg)
|New York Rangers|
Tampa Bay Lightning
|Born||October 31, 1983,|
Woodbridge, ON, CAN
|NHL Draft||12th overall, 2002|
|Pro Career||2003 – present|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Eminger, who is also known for his physical play, started his hockey career with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League in 1999. He was drafted in the first round, 12th overall by the Washington Capitals at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut the next season, but after 17 games in Washington he was sent back down to Kitchener. This proved to be a blessing in disguise, however, as Kitchener was strengthened by Eminger's return, and they won the Memorial Cup as the best team in Canadian junior hockey.
Since leaving junior hockey, Eminger has split his time between the Capitals and their AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates. Despite the lofty projections that came with his first round pick status, Eminger has failed to live up to expectations. Throughout the 2007–08 NHL season, the final season of his contract, Eminger spent a great deal of time as a healthy scratch. However, during the 2008 playoffs the Capitals were decimated by injuries and Eminger was put into the lineup with a larger role. During these playoffs, Eminger suddenly found his niche and proved himself to be a solid defenceman. During the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Eminger, along with the 84th overall pick (Jacob Deserres) were traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for the 27th pick overall (John Carlson).
On June 29, 2008, Eminger and the Flyers came to terms on a one-year contract. After only 12 games with the Flyers, Eminger was traded to Tampa Bay on November 7, 2008 along with Steve Downie and a 4th round draft pick for Matt Carle and a 3rd round draft pick.
Personal Life[edit | edit source]
Eminger is married to Lindsay Eminger. 
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
Regular season and playoffs[edit | edit source]
|2008–09||Tampa Bay Lightning||NHL||50||4||19||23||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||New York Rangers||NHL||65||2||4||6||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|Competitor for Canada|
|World Junior Championships|
|Silver||2003 Halifax||Ice hockey|
International[edit | edit source]
|Junior int'l totals||6||0||2||2||16|
References[edit | edit source]
- "Flyers acquire defenseman Matt Carle". Flyers.nhl.com (2008-11-07). Retrieved on 2008-11-07.
- "Jay Bouwmeester stays; Panthers acquire Steve Eminger from Tampa Bay". palmbeachpost.com (2009-03-04). Retrieved on 2009-03-04.
- "Ducks sign Eminger to a two-year deal". Anaheim Ducks (2009-09-04). Retrieved on 2010-05-08.
- Rangers obtain Eminger from Ducks. New York Rangers. Retrieved on 2010-07-09.
[edit | edit source]
- 2005 NHL Official Guide & Record Book ISBN 0-920445-91-8
- Steve Eminger's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Steve Eminger's biography at Legends of Hockey
|Washington Capitals first round draft pick
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