Steve Poapst

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Steve Poapst
Born (1969-01-03) January 3, 1969 (age 48)
Cornwall, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 199 lb (90 kg; 14 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Washington Capitals
Chicago Blackhawks
Pittsburgh Penguins
St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1991–2006

Steve Ray Poapst (born January 3, 1969) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman who played seven seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) for the Washington Capitals, Chicago Blackhawks, Pittsburgh Penguins and St. Louis Blues. Advancing to management after his playing career was over, he was named head coach of the USHL Chicago Steel in December 2006.[1] In August 2010, Poapst moved up the ranks, taking an assistant coaching job with the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL, bringing him back into the Chicago Blackhawks system.[2]

Career statistics[edit]

Ice hockey[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Colgate Red Raiders ECAC 32 3 13 16 22
1988–89 Colgate Red Raiders ECAC 30 0 5 5 38
1989–90 Colgate Red Raiders ECAC 38 4 15 19 54
1990–91 Colgate Red Raiders ECAC 32 6 15 21 43
1991–92 Hampton Roads Admirals ECHL 55 8 20 28 29 14 1 4 5 12
1992–93 Hampton-Roads Admirals ECHL 63 10 35 45 57 4 0 1 1 4
1992–93 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 7 0 1 1 4 7 0 3 3 6
1993–94 Portland Pirates AHL 78 14 21 35 47 12 0 3 3 8
1994–95 Portland Pirates AHL 71 8 22 30 60 7 0 1 1 16
1995–96 Portland Pirates AHL 70 10 24 34 79 20 2 6 8 16
1995–96 Washington Capitals NHL 3 1 0 1 0 6 0 0 0 0
1996–97 Portland Pirates AHL 47 1 20 21 34 5 0 1 1 6
1997–98 Portland Pirates AHL 76 8 29 37 46 10 2 3 5 8
1998–99 Portland Pirates AHL 54 3 21 24 36
1998–99 Washington Capitals NHL 22 0 0 0 8
1999–00 Portland Pirates AHL 58 0 14 14 20 3 1 0 1 2
2000–01 Norfolk Admirals AHL 37 1 8 9 14
2000–01 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 36 2 3 5 12
2001–02 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 56 1 7 8 30 5 0 0 0 0
2002–03 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 75 2 11 13 50
2003–04 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 53 2 2 4 26
2005–06 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 21 0 4 4 10
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 41 0 1 1 37
NHL Totals 307 8 28 36 173 11 0 0 0 0

Roller hockey[edit]

Regular season
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM
1994 New England Stingers RHI 20 6 23 29 47

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team 1987–88 [3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Steel Names Former NHL Defenseman Steve Poapst Head". USHL.com. 2006-12-26. Retrieved 2010-04-28. 
  2. ^ "Blackhawks name Steve Poapst assistant coach for AHL's Rockford IceHogs". Chicago Blackhawks. 2010-09-01. Retrieved 2011-05-17. 
  3. ^ "ECAC All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 

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