Steven Goertzen

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Steven Goertzen
Born (1984-05-26) May 26, 1984 (age 30)
Stony Plain, AB, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 216 lb (98 kg; 15 st 6 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
EIHL team
Former teams
Coventry Blaze
Columbus Blue Jackets
Phoenix Coyotes
Carolina Hurricanes
BK Mladá Boleslav
NHL Draft 225th overall, 2002
Columbus Blue Jackets
Playing career 2003–present

Steven Goertzen (born May 26, 1984 in Stony Plain, Alberta) is a Canadian-born ice hockey winger for the British Elite Ice Hockeys League's Coventry Blaze.

Playing career[edit]

Goertzen started his junior hockey career with the tier II St. Albert Saints of the Alberta Junior Hockey League, but soon caught on with the Western Hockey League's Seattle Thunderbirds. After his first season with Seattle, Goertzen was selected 225th overall in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft by the Columbus Blue Jackets, and after three seasons and 81 points with the Thunderbirds, Goertzen moved to the professional ranks.

So far, Goertzen's career has been marked by low point totals, with his best professional season being in 2004–05 when he spread twelve points out between the AHL and ECHL. However, in the 2005–06 NHL season, Goertzen made his NHL debut with Columbus, and in thirty-nine games failed to record a point before being returned to the American Hockey League.

He failed to score a point in his first 48 career games. In his 49th career game, as a member of the Phoenix Coyotes, he scored his first two career points, both assists, in a 6-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

On July 8, 2009 he signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Carolina Hurricanes.

On November 10, 2010 he signed a one-year contract with the Springfield Falcons, for whom he had been playing on a professional tryout (PTO) contract.[1]

On July 26, 2012 it was announced that Steve had signed for the Sheffield Steelers in Britain's Elite Ice Hockey League.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2000–01 St. Albert Saints AJHL 1 0 0 0 0
2001–02 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 66 6 9 15 45 11 2 0 2 4
2002–03 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 71 12 19 31 95 14 4 3 7 9
2003–04 Seattle Thunderbirds WHL 69 15 18 33 115
2003–04 Syracuse Crunch AHL 8 0 3 3 4 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 57 2 7 9 100
2004–05 Dayton Bombers ECHL 11 0 3 3 2
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 39 0 0 0 44
2005–06 Syracuse Crunch AHL 32 5 5 10 41
2006–07 Syracuse Crunch AHL 60 9 7 16 120
2006–07 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 7 0 0 0 10
2007–08 Syracuse Crunch AHL 59 8 5 13 72
2007–08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 22 1 3 4 34 7 1 0 1 5
2008–09 San Antonio Rampage AHL 57 6 8 14 90
2008–09 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 16 2 2 4 24
2009–10 Albany River Rats AHL 71 8 15 23 85 8 0 1 1 7
2009–10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 6 0 0 0 5
2010–11 Springfield Falcons AHL 65 7 9 16 48
2011–12 BK Mladá Boleslav CZE 43 2 1 3 75
2012–13 Sheffield Steelers EIHL 58 22 27 49 54 2 0 2 2 0
2013–14 Sheffield Steelers EIHL 45 12 26 38 20 4 1 2 3 0
NHL totals 68 2 2 4 83

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Springfield Falcons' Ben Guite named team captain". masslive.com. 2010-11-10. Retrieved 2010-11-12. 

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