Steve Ray Poapst (born January 3, 1969 in Cornwall, Ontario) is a retired professional ice hockey defenceman who completed his playing career with the St. Louis Blues of the NHL after four seasons with the Chicago Blackhawks and one with the Pittsburgh Penguins. He is now coach and General manager of the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League.

He played for Colgate University from 1987 to 1991. Undrafted by an NHL team, he turned pro with the Hampton Roads Admirals in 1991-92. After several years in the minor pro, Poapst was signed by the Washington Capitals.

Poapst spent most of his time with the Portland Pirates, playing only 25 games for the Capitals over two seasons. In 2000 he signed as a free agent with the Chicago Blackhawks. He finally made it as a regular with the Hawks in 2001-02.

He played for the Hawks until 2005 when he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins and then to the St. Louis Blues during the 2005-06 season. He retired in 2006.

In 2007 he was named coach and General manager of the Chicago Steel.

In August, 2010, he became an assistant coach of the Rockford IceHogs of the American Hockey League.

Career statisticsEdit

Ice hockeyEdit

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88Colgate UniversityECAC323131622
1988–89Colgate UniversityECAC3005538
1989–90Colgate UniversityECAC384151954
1990–91Colgate UniversityECAC326152143
1991–92Hampton Roads AdmiralsECHL5582028291414512
1992–93Hampton-Roads AdmiralsECHL631035455740114
1992–93Baltimore SkipjacksAHL7011470336
1993–94Portland PiratesAHL7814213547120338
1994–95Portland PiratesAHL718223060701116
1995–96Portland PiratesAHL70102434792026816
1995–96Washington CapitalsNHL3101060000
1996–97Portland PiratesAHL47120213450116
1997–98Portland PiratesAHL768293746102358
1998–99Portland PiratesAHL543212436----------
1998–99Washington CapitalsNHL220008----------
1999–00Portland PiratesAHL58014142031012
2000–01Norfolk AdmiralsAHL3718914----------
2000–01Chicago BlackhawksNHL3623512----------
2001–02Chicago BlackhawksNHL561783050000
2002–03Chicago BlackhawksNHL752111350----------
2003–04Chicago BlackhawksNHL5322426----------
2005–06Pittsburgh PenguinsNHL2104410----------
2005–06St. Louis BluesNHL4101137----------
NHL Totals 307 8 28 36 173 11 0 0 0 0
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