Stephen Baby

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Stephen Baby
Born (1980-01-31) January 31, 1980 (age 34)
Chicago, IL, U.S.
Height 6 ft 6 in (198 cm)
Weight 235 lb (107 kg; 16 st 11 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Chicago Wolves
Springfield Falcons
NHL Draft 188th overall, 1999
Atlanta Thrashers
Playing career 2003–2007

Stephen Baby (born January 31, 1980, in Chicago, Illinois, U.S.) is an American former professional ice hockey winger. He played in the AHL with the Chicago Wolves and Springfield Falcons.

Playing career[edit]

Baby was drafted in the seventh round, 188th overall, by the Atlanta Thrashers in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft. Drafted from the United States Hockey League's Green Bay Gamblers, Baby played four seasons with Cornell University before joining the Thrashers' American Hockey League affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, in the 2003–04 season.

Baby played with the Wolves for four seasons until being traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning organization, during the 2006–07 season, and being transferred to their AHL affiliate, the Springfield Falcons.[1]

Baby graduated from Cornell University in 2003, where he was a member of the Quill and Dagger society. While at Cornell a popular cheer for fans of the Big Red consisted of a parody of Bruce Channel's hit Hey! Baby with the lyrics changed to extol Baby's pugnacious nature on the ice. The tribute remains a common refrain in Lynah Rink to this day.[2] The alternate lyrics sung by the fans are "Hey, Hey Bâby... I want to know .... Will you kill someone."[3]

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2001–02
All-ECAC Hockey Second Team 2002–03
  • 2001–02 ECAC Best Defensive Forward
  • 2002–03 ECAC Best Defensive Forward
  • 2002–03 ECAC All-Tournament Team
  • 2002–03 NCAA East Second All-American Team

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 56 17 17 34 85 4 1 3 4 8
1998–99 Green Bay Gamblers USHL 55 23 24 47 83 6 1 1 2 4
1999–00 Cornell University ECAC 31 4 10 14 52
2000–01 Cornell University ECAC 32 8 20 28 47
2001–02 Cornell University ECAC 35 9 23 32 42
2002–03 Cornell University ECAC 36 8 33 41 60
2003–04 Chicago Wolves AHL 68 14 12 26 72 10 1 4 5 6
2004–05 Chicago Wolves AHL 64 6 3 9 115 6 0 0 0 12
2005–06 Chicago Wolves AHL 39 7 15 22 44
2006–07 Chicago Wolves AHL 8 1 2 3 21
2006–07 Springfield Falcons AHL 23 2 1 3 24
AHL totals 202 30 33 63 276 16 1 4 5 18

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Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Mike Gellard
ECAC Hockey Best Defensive Forward
2001–02
2002–03
Succeeded by
Jon Smyth