Steve Webb (ice hockey)

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Steve Webb
Born (1975-04-20) April 20, 1975 (age 39)
Peterborough, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 224 lb (102 kg; 16 st 0 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for New York Islanders
Pittsburgh Penguins
NHL Draft 176th overall, 1994
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1996–2004

Stephen Webb (born April 20, 1975) is a Canadian retired National Hockey League player. He was picked in the seventh round of the 1994 draft by the Buffalo Sabres. In his eight seasons with the NHL, he played for the New York Islanders and Pittsburgh Penguins.

Webb became a fan favorite during the 2001–2002 season with the New York Islanders for a number of hard open-ice checks he delivered on opposing players, including Theoren Fleury of the New York Rangers. In the playoffs, Webb established himself with a number of hard hits on numerous Toronto Maple Leafs players. At one point during the playoffs, he made a huge hit on Toronto forward Darcy Tucker seen as retribution for Tucker injuring Isles captain Michael Peca in the previous game.

Steve Webb was the recipient of the Bob Nystrom award in 2002 for the Islander that best exemplifies hard work, leadership, and dedication on and off the ice. He is the Assistant Coach of the Long Island Royals, a team in the Atlantic Metropolitan Hockey League located in Kings Park, New York and runs a charitable outreach organization for kids called the W20 Foundation.

Playing career[edit]

Webb played junior hockey for three seasons in the Ontario Hockey League with the Windsor Spitfires and Peterborough Petes. Webb then split a season between the Muskegon Fury of the Colonial Hockey League and the Detroit Vipers of the International Hockey League. Webb finally made it to the NHL with the New York Islanders. He split that season with the Islanders American Hockey League affiliate, the Kentucky Thoroughblades. Webb split the next season between the same two teams. In the next season, he played for both the Islanders and their new AHL affiliate, the Lowell Lock Monsters. Webb then played the next four seasons solely for the Islanders before moving on to the Pittsburgh Penguins. His signing with the Penguins didn't go quite as planned, as Webb was sent down to the Penguins AHL affiliate, the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. Webb was traded back to the Islanders, but played a few games with their AHL affiliate, the Bridgeport Sound Tigers. Webb finished off the season back with the Islanders before retiring.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1992-93 Windsor Spitfires OHL 63 14 25 39 181
1993-94 Windsor Spitfires OHL 33 6 15 21 117
1993-94 Peterborough Petes OHL 2 0 1 1 9 6 1 1 2 10
1994-95 Peterborough Petes OHL 42 8 16 24 109 11 3 3 6 22
1995-96 Muskegon Fury CoHL 58 18 24 42 263 5 1 2 3 22
1995-96 Detroit Vipers IHL 4 0 0 0 24
1996-97 New York Islanders NHL 41 1 4 5 144
1996-97 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 25 6 6 12 103 2 0 0 0 19
1997-98 New York Islanders NHL 20 0 0 0 35
1997-98 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 37 5 13 18 139 3 0 1 1 10
1998-99 New York Islanders NHL 45 0 0 0 32
1998-99 Lowell Lock Monsters AHL 23 2 4 6 80
1999-2000 New York Islanders NHL 65 1 3 4 103
2000-01 New York Islanders NHL 40 0 1 1 147
2001-02 New York Islanders NHL 60 2 4 6 104 7 0 0 0 12
2002-03 New York Islanders NHL 49 1 0 1 75 5 0 0 0 10
2003-04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 5 0 0 0 43
2003-04 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 30 4 7 11 48
2003-04 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 7 0 1 1 29 5 0 0 0 4
2003-04 New York Islanders NHL 9 0 3 3 23 2 0 0 0 6
NHL Totals 321 5 13 18 532 14 0 0 0 28

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