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Steve Kasper
Steve Kasper.jpg
Position Forward
Shot Left
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
175 lb (80 kg)
Teams Boston Bruins
Los Angeles Kings
Philadelphia Flyers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born (1961-09-28)September 28, 1961,
Montreal, PQ, CAN
NHL Draft 81st overall, 1980
Boston Bruins
Pro Career 1980 – 1993

Steve Neil Kasper (born September 28, 1961) is a retired Canadian professional forward who played 13 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Boston Bruins, Los Angeles Kings, Philadelphia Flyers and Tampa Bay Lightning. Kasper won the Frank J. Selke Trophy as top defensive forward during his second season in the NHL. He moved into coaching following his playing career, serving as the Bruins head coach during the 1996–97 season. He is currently the head coach of the Yarmouth Mariners.

Coaching career

After his hiring, the Bruins had one of the worst seasons in the franchise's history. In the 1996–97 season, the Bruins were the worst team in the NHL, missing the playoffs for the first time in 28 years. Kasper was subsequently fired.

Before his short-lived tenure with the Bruins, he was coach of Boston's AHL affiliate, the Providence Bruins.

On May 3, 2007, Kasper became the new Head Coach of the Maritime Junior A Hockey League (CJAHL) team, the Yarmouth Mariners.

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Preceded by
Bob Gainey
Winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy
Succeeded by
Bobby Clarke
Boston Bruins Head Coaches
RossDennenyF. Patrick • Ross • Weiland • Ross • ClapperBoucherL. PatrickSchmidtWatson • Schmidt • SindenJohnsonGuidolinCherryCreighton • Sinden • Cheevers • Sinden • GoringO'ReillyMilburyBownessSutterKasperBurnsKeenanFtorekO'ConnellSullivanLewisJulienCassidy

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