Steve Konowalchuk

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Steve Konowalchuk
Born (1972-11-11) November 11, 1972 (age 41)
Salt Lake City, UT, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shot Left
Played for Washington Capitals
Colorado Avalanche
NHL Draft 58th overall, 1991
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1992–2006

Steven Reed Konowalchuk (born November 11, 1972) is an American former professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL with the Washington Capitals and the Colorado Avalanche. He is currently the head coach for the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League. Konowalchuk is the first player born and raised in Utah to make it to the NHL level.

Playing career[edit]

He was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, 3rd Round, 58th overall from the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. Traded to Colorado by Washington with Washington's third selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Bates Battaglia and the rights to Jonas Johansson on October 22, 2003. On September 29, 2006, Konowalchuk announced his retirement after a regular examination detected Long QT Syndrome.

Coaching career[edit]

After his retirement, Konowalchuk remained within the Avalanche organization and served as an assistant coach to Joe Sacco during the 2009–10 and 2010–11 season.[1] In 2011, he was named head coach of the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1989–90 Prince Albert SMHL 36 30 28 58 22
1990–91 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 72 43 49 92 78
1991–92 Portland Winter Hawks WHL 64 51 53 104 95 6 3 6 9 12
1991–92 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 3 1 1 2 0
1991–92 Washington Capitals NHL 1 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 37 18 28 46 74
1992–93 Washington Capitals NHL 36 4 7 11 16 2 0 1 1 0
1993–94 Portland Pirates AHL 8 11 4 15 4
1993–94 Washington Capitals NHL 62 12 14 26 33 11 0 1 1 10
1994–95 Washington Capitals NHL 46 11 14 25 44 7 2 5 7 12
1995–96 Washington Capitals NHL 70 23 22 45 92 2 0 2 2 0
1996–97 Washington Capitals NHL 78 17 25 42 67
1997–98 Washington Capitals NHL 80 10 24 34 80
1998–99 Washington Capitals NHL 44 12 12 24 26
1999–00 Washington Capitals NHL 82 16 27 43 80 5 1 0 1 2
2000–01 Washington Capitals NHL 82 24 23 47 87 6 2 3 5 14
2001–02 Washington Capitals NHL 28 2 12 14 23
2002–03 Washington Capitals NHL 77 15 15 30 71 6 0 0 0 6
2003–04 Washington Capitals NHL 6 0 1 1 0
2003–04 Colorado Avalanche NHL 76 19 20 39 70 11 4 0 4 12
2005–06 Colorado Avalanche NHL 21 6 9 15 14
NHL totals 790 171 225 396 703 50 9 12 21 56

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dater, Adrian (2009-06-20). "Former Avs join Sacco staff". denverpost.com. Retrieved 2009-06-20. 
  2. ^ "Steve Konowalchuk named T-Birds head coach". Western Hockey League. 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2011-06-16. 

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Preceded by
Adam Oates
Washington Capitals captain
200103
with Brendan Witt, 2001–02
Succeeded by
Jeff Halpern