Steve Passmore

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Steve Passmore
Born (1973-01-29) January 29, 1973 (age 45)
Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 9 in (175 cm)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Goaltender
Shot Left
Played for Edmonton Oilers
Chicago Blackhawks
Los Angeles Kings
Adler Mannheim
Graz 99ers
HC Milano
NHL Draft 196th overall, 1992
Quebec Nordiques
Playing career 1994–2007

Steve Passmore (born January 29, 1973 in Thunder Bay, Ontario) is a former Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He was drafted by the Quebec Nordiques as their ninth-round pick in the 1992 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

After a major junior career in the Western Hockey League, Passmore was traded by the Nordiques, on March 21, 1994 to the Edmonton Oilers in exchange for Brad Werenka. In his second season within the Oilers organization, Passmore was limited to just two games with affiliate, the Cape Breton Oilers after he was diagnosed with a career threatening case of heavy metal poisoning.[1]

Upon recovery, Passmore spent most of his career in the AHL and as a backup goaltender in the NHL. He was nominated for the NHL's Masterton Trophy by the Chicago Blackhawks in 2000 for his return to from his blood disease.[2]

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout he played for Adler Mannheim in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga, and in November 2005 he signed with Jokerit in the Finnish SM-liiga to replace Karl Goehring, but Passmore was also a disappointment, and was eventually replaced by Tom Askey. After a short stint with Austrian club. Graz 99ers in January 2007 he was signed by HCJ Milano Vipers of the Italian Serie A where he would end his professional career.

Passmore now lives in Kamloops, British Columbia.


  1. ^ "Absurd Goalie Monday: Steve Passmore". 2011-01-02. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
  2. ^ "Dedicated Passmore gaining recognition". Chicago Tribune. 2000-03-23. Retrieved 2011-04-23.

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