|6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
255 lb (116 kg)
Los Angeles Kings
New York Rangers
|Born||August 21, 1973,|
Toronto, ON, CAN
|Pro Career||1996 – 2008|
Playing career[edit | edit source]
After three seasons at Merrimack College, McKenna made his professional debut with the Phoenix Roadrunners of the International Hockey League in 1996. He joined the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL during the 1996–97 season, appearing in nine games.
McKenna appeared in 137 games with the Kings over four seasons before entering the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft and being selected by the Minnesota Wild with the 37th overall pick. After appearing in 20 games with the Wild, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 13, 2001, in exchange for Roman Simicek. McKenna joined the New York Rangers for the 2001–02 season before returning to the Penguins for the two seasons following that.
During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, he played for the Nottingham Panthers of the Elite Ice Hockey League (Great Britain) and the Adelaide Avalanche of the AIHL (Australia). In 2005–06, he joined Alleghe of the Italian Serie A and later in 2006, he played for Kangwon Land in the Asia League, giving him the rare distinction of playing on four different continents.
Coaching career[edit | edit source]
On August 16, 2006, Ice Hockey Australia announced that McKenna had been appointed as coach of the Mighty Roos, Australia's national team. During his time with the Avalanche in the AIHL, McKenna "fell in love with Eileena and the Australian culture and climate and now wishes to make Australia his home."
McKenna's official tenure as coach of the Mighty Roos started out in 2007, after McKenna completed his playing season with the Kangwonland. He will coach the team during their World Championships campaign that year.
McKenna coached Australia in to gaining a promotion to Division I during his first season at the helm of Mighty Roos.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|1996–97||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||9||0||0||0||37||—||—||—||—||—|
|1997–98||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||62||4||4||8||150||3||0||1||1||8|
|1998–99||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||20||1||0||1||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||46||0||5||5||125||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||3||0||0||0||11||—||—||—||—||—|
|2001–02||New York Rangers||NHL||54||2||1||3||144||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Nottingham Panthers||Crossover League||10||0||5||5||0||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Nottingham Panthers||Challenge Cup||3||1||1||2||4||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||HC Alleghe||Serie A||42||7||8||15||84||4||1||0||1||10|
|2005–06||HC Alleghe||Serie A Master Round||6||1||5||6||20||—||—||—||—||—|
[edit | edit source]
- "San Jose strengthens ties to China Sharks" nhl.com, Aug 20, 2008
- "New-look Anyang Halla adds western flavor" nhl.com, July 31, 2008*
- Steve McKenna's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
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