Gary Steffes

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Gary Steffes
Born (1987-05-20) May 20, 1987 (age 31)
Grand Blanc, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Right
Played for Lake Erie Monsters
Milwaukee Admirals
San Jose Barracuda
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2010–2017

Gary Steffes (born May 20, 1987) is an American former professional ice hockey player.[1] He primarily played in the American Hockey League (AHL) and ECHL.

Playing career[edit]

Steffes played for Team USA at the 2005 IIHF World U18 Championships held in the Czech Republic.[2] Following four years of NCAA college hockey play with the Miami RedHawks men's ice hockey team, Steffes turned professional with the Tulsa Oilers of the Central Hockey League. He was rewarded for his outstanding play during his rookie season when he was named to the 2010–11 CHL All-Rookie Team.[3]

Steffes was invited to the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League training camp prior to 2012–13.[4] Without a contract offer from the Barons and during his third season with the Oilers, Steffes was loaned to the Lake Erie Monsters of the AHL on a professional try-out contract on January 8, 2013.[5] In 16 games with the Monsters, Steffes recorded 1 goal and 2 points before he was returned to Tulsa for the remainder of the year.

On July 24, 2013, Steffes signed a one-year contract as a free agent to play in the ECHL with the Bakersfield Condors.[6] In the 2013–14 season, Steffes spent the full season with the Condors, posting 18 goals and 35 points in 60 games.

In the off-season, Steffes opted to return to the CHL, in signing a one-year contract with the Allen Americans on August 15, 2014.[7] Before the commencement of the season, the Americans joined the ECHL. He finished out his career with the Americans in 2017.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2004–05 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 42 1 9 10 60 10 3 0 3 12
2005–06 Cedar Rapids RoughRiders USHL 56 11 11 22 77 8 6 1 7 12
2006–07 Miami University (Ohio) CCHA 42 5 3 8 44
2007–08 Miami University (Ohio) CCHA 36 6 10 16 34
2008–09 Miami University (Ohio) CCHA 41 11 12 23 34
2009–10 Miami University (Ohio) CCHA 17 0 1 1 8
2010–11 Tulsa Oilers CHL 66 19 24 43 59 10 1 2 3 6
2011–12 Tulsa Oilers CHL 66 22 30 52 63
2012–13 Tulsa Oilers CHL 37 20 14 34 56
2012–13 Lake Erie Monsters AHL 16 1 2 3 11
2013–14 Bakersfield Condors ECHL 60 18 17 35 71 16 3 6 9 12
2014–15 Allen Americans ECHL 63 44 29 73 59 25 13 5 18 12
2014–15 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 9 4 0 4 0
2015–16 Allen Americans ECHL 69 22 23 45 56 24 13 5 18 27
2015–16 San Jose Barracuda AHL 2 0 1 1 2
2016–17 Allen Americans ECHL 68 21 26 47 43 9 3 3 6 4
AHL totals 27 5 3 8 13

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
USHL
Clark Cup 2007
CHL
All-Rookie Team 2011 [8]
ECHL
Kelly Cup 2015, 2016

References[edit]

  1. ^ "In my words: A blessing". ECHL. August 17, 2017. 
  2. ^ "Gary Steffes player bio". hockeysfuture.com. 2013-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  3. ^ "CHL announces All-Rookie Team". Central Hockey League. 2011-05-01. Retrieved 2013-05-01. 
  4. ^ "Barons release two from training camp roster". Oklahoma City Barons. 2013-10-07. Retrieved 2013-10-07. 
  5. ^ "Monsters sign four players". Twitter.com. 2013-01-08. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  6. ^ "Condors sign C Gary Steffes". Bakersfield Condors. 2013-07-24. Retrieved 2013-07-24. 
  7. ^ "Americans sign skilled forward, Gary Steffes". Allen Americans. 2014-08-15. Retrieved 2014-08-15. 
  8. ^ "CHL announces award winners". Central Hockey League. 2011-05-06. Retrieved 2013-05-16. 

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