Steve Eminger

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Steve Eminger
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Born (1983-10-31) October 31, 1983 (age 30)
Woodbridge, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 202 lb (92 kg; 14 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
AHL team
Former teams
Norfolk Admirals
HC CSKA Moscow
Washington Capitals
Philadelphia Flyers
Tampa Bay Lightning
Florida Panthers
Anaheim Ducks
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 12th overall, 2002
Washington Capitals
Playing career 2003–present

Steve Eminger (born October 31, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Norfolk Admirals of the American Hockey League.

Playing career[edit]

Eminger, who is also known for his physical play, started his hockey career with the Kitchener Rangers of the Ontario Hockey League in 1999. He was drafted in the first round, 12th overall by the Washington Capitals at the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut the next season, but after 17 games in Washington he was sent back down to Kitchener. Kitchener was strengthened by Eminger's return, and they won the Memorial Cup.

Since leaving junior hockey, Eminger has split his time between the Capitals and their AHL affiliate, the Portland Pirates. Despite the lofty projections that came with his first-round-pick status, Eminger has failed to live up to expectations. Throughout the 2007–08 NHL season, the final season of his contract, Eminger spent a great deal of time as a healthy scratch. However, during the 2008 playoffs the Capitals were decimated by injuries and Eminger was put into the lineup with a larger role. During these playoffs, Eminger suddenly found his niche and proved himself to be a solid defenceman. During the 2008 NHL Entry Draft, Eminger, along with the 84th overall pick (Jacob De Serres) were traded to the Philadelphia Flyers for the 27th pick overall (John Carlson).

On June 29, 2008, Eminger and the Flyers agreed to a one-year contract. After 12 games with the Flyers, Eminger was traded to Tampa Bay on November 7, 2008, along with Steve Downie and a 4th round draft pick for Matt Carle and a 3rd round draft pick.[1]

On March 9, 2009, on the day of the trade deadline, Tampa Bay traded Eminger to the Florida Panthers in exchange for Noah Welch and a 3rd round draft pick.[2]

On September 4, 2009, Eminger was signed as a free agent by the Anaheim Ducks to a two-year deal.[3]

On July 9, 2010, Eminger was traded to New York Rangers for Aaron Voros and Ryan Hillier.[4] On September 10, 2012, Eminger agreed to a new contract to re-sign with the Rangers.

On January 24, 2014, Eminger joined the Norfolk Admirals after having cleared AHL wavers. [5]

Personal life[edit]

Eminger is married to Lindsay Eminger.[6]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1999–00 Kitchener Rangers OHL 50 2 14 16 74 5 0 0 0 0
2000–01 Kitchener Rangers OHL 54 6 26 32 66
2001–02 Kitchener Rangers OHL 64 19 39 58 93 4 0 2 2 10
2002–03 Kitchener Rangers OHL 23 2 27 29 40 21 3 8 11 44
2002–03 Washington Capitals NHL 17 0 2 2 24
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 41 0 4 4 45
2003–04 Portland Pirates AHL 41 0 4 4 40 7 0 1 1 2
2004–05 Portland Pirates AHL 62 3 17 20 40
2005–06 Washington Capitals NHL 66 5 13 18 81
2006–07 Washington Capitals NHL 68 1 16 17 63
2007–08 Washington Capitals NHL 20 0 2 2 8 5 1 0 1 2
2008–09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 12 0 2 2 8
2008–09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 50 4 19 23 36
2008–09 Florida Panthers NHL 9 1 0 1 6
2009–10 Anaheim Ducks NHL 63 4 12 16 30
2010–11 New York Rangers NHL 65 2 4 6 22
2011–12 New York Rangers NHL 42 2 3 5 28 4 0 0 0 0
2012–13 New York Rangers NHL 35 0 3 3 8 11 0 2 2 4
2012–13 Connecticut Whale AHL 4 1 0 1 0
NHL totals 488 19 80 99 359 20 1 2 3 6
Medal record
Competitor for  Canada
World Junior Championships
Silver 2003 Halifax Ice hockey

International[edit]

Year Team Comp   GP G A Pts PIM
2003 Canada WJC 6 0 2 2 16
Junior int'l totals 6 0 2 2 16

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Flyers acquire defenseman Matt Carle". Flyers.nhl.com. 2008-11-07. Retrieved 2008-11-07. 
  2. ^ "Jay Bouwmeester stays; Panthers acquire Steve Eminger from Tampa Bay". palmbeachpost.com. 2009-03-04. Retrieved 2009-03-04. 
  3. ^ "Ducks sign Eminger to a two-year deal". Anaheim Ducks. 2009-09-04. Retrieved 2010-05-08. 
  4. ^ "Rangers obtain Eminger from Ducks". New York Rangers. Retrieved 2010-07-09. 
  5. ^ http://theahl.com/norfolk-signs-eminger-p190011
  6. ^ http://rangers.nhl.com/club/player.htm?id=8470192

External links[edit]

Preceded by
Brian Sutherby
Washington Capitals first round draft pick
2002
Succeeded by
Alexander Semin