Charlie Stephens

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Not to be confused with Charles Stevens or Stephen Charlie.
Charlie Stephens
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Born (1981-04-05) April 5, 1981 (age 33)
London, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 225 lb (102 kg; 16 st 1 lb)
Position Centre
Shoots Right
DEL team
Former teams
Kölner Haie
Colorado Avalanche
DEG Metro Stars
Krefeld Pinguine
NHL Draft 31st overall, 1999
Washington Capitals
196th overall, 2001
Colorado Avalanche
Playing career 2002–present

Charles Stephens (born April 5, 1981) is a Canadian professional ice hockey forward currently playing for Kölner Haie of the DEL.

Playing career[edit]

Stephens was highly rated as a young player and was selected first overall in the Ontario Hockey League entry draft, and attained national prominence for his role in the Esquire Swiss Watch company's advertising. He was selected in the second round of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals, but did not sign with them and ultimately was re-drafted in 2001 by the Colorado Avalanche.

After a long OHL career with the Toronto St. Michael's Majors, Guelph Storm and London Knights, Stephens turned pro, but to date has only played 8 NHL games, all with Colorado. On January 23, 2004 Stephens was traded to the Ottawa Senators for Dennis Bonvie.[1] However Stephens never played for the Senators spending most of his time with the Binghamton Senators.

For the season 2006–07 he signed a contract with the DEG Metro Stars of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. In 2008, Stephens then signed for rivals the Krefeld Pinguine instantly becoming an integral part of the team.[2]

After his third season with the Penguins, Stephens left as a free agent and signed a two-year contract to remain in Germany with Kölner Haie on April 12, 2011.[3]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Toronto St. Michael's OHL 58 9 21 30 38
1998–99 Toronto St. Michael's OHL 7 2 4 6 8
1998–99 Guelph Storm OHL 61 24 28 52 72 11 3 5 8 19
1999–00 Guelph Storm OHL 56 16 34 50 87 6 1 3 4 15
2000–01 Guelph Storm OHL 67 38 38 76 53 4 0 2 2 2
2001–02 Guelph Storm OHL 4 1 2 3 2
2001–02 London Knights OHL 56 23 33 56 55 12 6 10 16 18
2001–02 Hershey Bears AHL 1 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Hershey Bears AHL 74 17 33 50 38 5 1 1 2 2
2002–03 Colorado Avalanche NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Hershey Bears AHL 32 5 9 14 21
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 6 0 2 2 4
2003–04 Quad City Mallards UHL 7 0 1 1 0
2003–04 Binghamton Senators AHL 37 15 17 32 43 2 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Binghamton Senators AHL 80 7 21 28 64 6 3 0 3 19
2005–06 Binghamton Senators AHL 80 23 44 67 72
2006–07 DEG Metro Stars DEL 46 14 20 34 130 8 2 4 6 30
2007–08 DEG Metro Stars DEL 54 7 17 24 89 6 0 0 0 0
2008–09 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 51 20 38 58 72 7 2 2 4 8
2009–10 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 54 24 24 48 93
2010–11 Krefeld Pinguine DEL 51 14 18 32 28 8 2 4 6 8
2011–12 Kölner Haie DEL 51 11 20 31 108 6 0 0 0 10
2012–13 Kölner Haie DEL 52 16 25 41 72 12 3 8 11 12
2013–14 Kölner Haie DEL 41 10 16 26 22 5 0 1 1 4
NHL totals 8 0 2 2 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Senators Acquire Stephens". ottawastart.com. 2004-01-30. Retrieved 2008-11-10. 
  2. ^ "Ex-NHL player Stephens leads way for Penguins". nhl.com. 2008-10-22. Retrieved 2008-11-16. 
  3. ^ "Stephens and Riefers come from Krefeld to Cologne" (in German). Kölner Haie. 2011-04-12. Retrieved 2011-04-12. 

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