Steve MacIntyre

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Steve MacIntyre
2011-11-23 MacIntyre.JPG
MacIntyre with the Penguins in 2011.
Born (1980-08-08) August 8, 1980 (age 33)
Brock, SK, CAN
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 250 lb (110 kg; 17 st 12 lb)
Position Defence/Left Wing
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Edmonton Oilers
Florida Panthers
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2002–present

Steven "Big Mac" MacIntyre (born August 8, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Edmonton Oilers of the National Hockey League (NHL) and is known as an enforcer.

Playing career[edit]

Amateur[edit]

MacIntyre came to the Continental Elite Hockey League (CEHL) in 2001, after earning the reputation as one of Canada's best fighters in Major Junior circles. He was recruited to play for the Tri-City Hurricanes in Bay City, Michigan, who later became the Bay County Blizzard[1] after a mid-season sale of the team by original owner Mike Killbreath. MacIntyre led the CEHL in penalty minutes and received a lifetime ban late in the season for his part in a nasty brawl with the Detroit Lightning. Banned by the CEHL, MacIntyre signed with the Muskegon Fury of the United Hockey League (UHL) and he helped them win the UHL's Colonial Cup, as playoff champions.

Professional[edit]

On May 22, 2003, he was signed by the New York Rangers, after playing two seasons as the most feared fighter in the UHL. He would spend the next two years within the Rangers' minor league affiliates, the Hartford Wolf Pack and the Charlotte Checkers, before having brief stints playing for the Quad City Mallards and the Providence Bruins, in 2006–07 and 2007–08, respectively.

MacIntyre with the Oilers, April 2009.

On July 3, 2008, he signed as a free agent with the Florida Panthers, having never played an NHL game in a Rangers uniform. This would turn out to be MacIntyre's first stint in Florida (before returning in 2009). He was assigned to their minor league affiliates, the Rochester Americans on waivers, on September 28, 2008. He was picked up on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers two days later, on September 30.[2] MacIntyre had an immediate impact in Edmonton, playing his first NHL game on October 3, against the Oilers' arch-rivals, the Calgary Flames - earning himself 7 minutes in the penalty box; 2 minutes for roughing and a further 5 minutes for a fight with Jim Vandermeer.

On November 11, 2008, the Oilers placed MacIntyre on their Injured Reserve (IR) list, with a fractured orbital bone, an injury he sustained from a fight five nights earlier, against the Pittsburgh Penguins with fellow NHL "heavyweight" Eric Godard. He subsequently would miss the next 26 games. He would make his return on January 11, 2009, in a 2-1 win over the St. Louis Blues. Two nights later, January 13, MacIntyre would score his first NHL goal, in a 5-2 victory over the Washington Capitals. MacIntyre would add another goal later in the 2008–09 season and would finish with a total of 2 points from 22 games, collecting 40 penalty minutes.

On November 9, 2009, he was assigned to the Oilers' minor league affiliate, the Springfield Falcons on waivers, after playing bit parts in 4 games.[3] However, he would be picked up a day later, on November 10, by his former team, the Florida Panthers.[4] He would spend the rest of the 2009–10 season between the Panthers and their AHL affiliates, the Rochester Americans, helping the Americans reach the 2010 Calder Cup Playoffs.

Steve MacIntyre, October 2011.

On July 2, 2010, Steve MacIntyre signed a 1-year contract with the Edmonton Oilers, returning to the team he started his NHL career with.[5] In an interview on The Team 1260 MacIntyre said "he was excited to be back" and was "very thankful" at the chance for another opportunity to play for the Oilers.[6]

On July 1, 2011 MacIntyre became a free agent. He later signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins on July 12.[7]

On January 11, 2012, the Pittsburgh Penguins placed Steve MacIntyre on waivers, and he was sent down to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins after he cleared waivers on January 12, 2012.

On September 23, 2013, The Edmonton Oilers claimed Steve MacIntyre off waivers, making it the third time the player is with the organization.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1997–98 Saskatoon Blades WHL 1 0 0 0 0
1998–99 Saskatoon Blades WHL 55 2 0 2 190
1999–00 Red Deer Rebels WHL 20 0 0 0 65
1999–00 Prince Albert Raiders WHL 47 1 1 2 100 4 0 0 0 22
2001–02 Bay County Blizzard CEHL 31 14 16 30 260
2001–02 Muskegon Fury UHL 11 1 1 2 58 12 0 2 2 23
2002–03 St. Jean Mission QSPHL 10 1 1 2 68
2003–04 Muskegon Fury UHL 54 2 1 3 279 5 0 0 0 24
2003–04 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 61 1 4 5 217
2003–04 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 3 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Jacksonville Barracudas WHA2 6 0 2 2 18 5 0 1 1 17
2004–05 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 46 1 4 5 214 11 0 4 4 17
2004–05 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 27 1 1 2 207
2005–06 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 61 3 2 5 238 1 0 0 0 4
2006–07 Quad City Mallards UHL 46 2 1 3 168 5 0 0 0 6
2007–08 Providence Bruins AHL 62 2 3 5 213 5 0 0 0 9
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 22 2 0 2 40
2009–10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 4 0 0 0 7
2009–10 Florida Panthers NHL 18 0 1 1 17
2009–10 Rochester Americans AHL 34 0 2 2 86 6 0 0 0 23
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 34 0 1 1 93
2011–12 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 24 1 0 1 59
2011–12 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 12 0 0 0 6
2012–13 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 29 0 0 0 70
2012–13 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 1 0 0 0 12
2013–14 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 11 0 0 0 34
NHL totals 91 2 2 4 175

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