Steve Sullivan
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Position Left wing
Shoots Right
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
161 lb (73 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Pittsburgh Penguins
New Jersey Devils
Toronto Maple Leafs
Chicago Blackhawks
Nashville Predators
Born (1974-07-06)July 6, 1974,
Timmins, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 233rd overall, 1994
New Jersey Devils
Pro Career 1994 – present

Steve Sullivan (born July 6, 1974) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player for the Pittsburgh Penguins of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the New Jersey Devils, Toronto Maple Leafs, Chicago Blackhawks and Nashville Predators.

Playing career[edit | edit source]

Sullivan was taken by the New Jersey Devils in the 1994 NHL Entry Draft ninth round, 233rd overall. Sullivan was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs during the 1996–97 NHL season, where he went on to score a (then) career high 40 points during the 1998–99 NHL season.

Sullivan was then picked up off waivers in 1999 by the Chicago Blackhawks. Sullivan posted a new career high of 75 points in the 2001–02 NHL season.

Sullivan was traded to the Nashville Predators for a second-round pick in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft (Michael Blunden) and a second-round pick in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft (Ryan Garlock) on February 16, 2004.

Upon arriving in Nashville, Sullivan put up 30 points in 24 games, including a hat trick in his first game with the Predators, and 10 points in his first 3 games with the team.

He was named the NHL's Offensive Player of the Week for October 9–16, 2005.

Sullivan sat out the entire 2007–08 NHL season because of a back injury. He made his comeback on January 10, 2009, against the Chicago Blackhawks. Due to his successful comeback during the 2008–09 season, Sullivan was awarded the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy for his perseverance, sportsmanship, and dedication to hockey.

On July 1, 2011, he signed a one-year contract worth $1.5 million with the Pittsburgh Penguins.[1]

Career statistics[edit | edit source]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992–93 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 62 36 37 63 44 16 3 8 11 18
1993–94 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 63 51 62 113 82 14 9 16 25 22
1994–95 Albany River Rats AHL 75 31 50 81 124 14 4 7 11 10
1995–96 Albany River Rats AHL 53 33 42 75 127 4 3 0 3 6
1995–96 New Jersey Devils NHL 16 5 4 9 8
1996–97 Albany River Rats AHL 15 8 7 15 16
1996–97 New Jersey Devils NHL 33 8 14 22 14
1996–97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 21 5 11 16 23
1997–98 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 63 10 18 28 40
1998–99 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 63 20 20 40 28 13 3 6 9 14
1999–00 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 7 0 1 1 4
1999–00 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 73 22 42 64 52
2000–01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 81 34 41 75 54
2001–02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 78 21 39 60 67 5 1 0 1 2
2002–03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 82 26 35 61 42
2003–04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 56 15 28 43 36
2003–04 Nashville Predators NHL 24 9 21 30 12 6 1 1 2 6
2005–06 Nashville Predators NHL 69 31 37 68 50 5 0 2 2 0
2006–07 Nashville Predators NHL 57 22 38 60 20
2008–09 Nashville Predators NHL 41 11 21 32 30
2009–10 Nashville Predators NHL 82 17 34 51 35 6 0 3 3 2
2010–11 Nashville Predators NHL 44 10 12 22 28 9 2 1 3 2
NHL totals 890 266 416 682 543 44 7 10 17 26

References[edit | edit source]

  1. NHL Free Agent Tracker. The Sports Network. Retrieved on 1 July 2011.

External links[edit | edit source]

Preceded by
Jason Blake
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy
2009
Succeeded by
Jose Theodore


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