Steve Stirling

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Steve Stirling
Steve Stirling 1973.jpg
Boston Braves 1973
Born (1949-11-19) November 19, 1949 (age 67)
Toronto, Ontario
Current position Binghamton Senators
Previous team(s) Norfolk Admirals
Springfield Falcons
New York Islanders
Iserlohn Roosters
Bridgeport Sound Tigers
Babson College
Providence College
Lowell Lock Monsters
Years as a coach 2003–present
Years as an NHL coach 2003–2006

Steve Stirling (born November 19, 1949 in Clarkson, Ontario, Canada) is an assistant coach of the Binghamton Senators of the American Hockey League. He is the former head coach of the American Hockey League's Norfolk Admirals, the Springfield Falcons, and the National Hockey League's New York Islanders. Most recently, he has been working as head coach for the Iserlohn Roosters in Germany.

Before coaching the Admirals to their worst finish in franchise history, he spent a season and a half as coach of the Islanders before his dismissal in January 2006. During his rookie campaign in the NHL, Stirling led the Islanders to a pretty impressive record of 38–29–11–4. In the NHL playoffs, Stirling's Islanders were beaten by the eventual Stalnley Cup winning Tampa Bay Lightning in five games.

He has also played centre for various teams in the NCAA, AHL and NAHL. He has previously served as head coach of the Bridgeport Sound Tigers, Springfield Falcons, Babson College, and Providence College and as assistant coach of the Islanders and the Lowell Lock Monsters.

After the disappointing season with the Admirals, general manager Jay Feaster announced that Steve Stirling would not be the coach heading into the 2008–2009 AHL season. Stirling has been given a job as a scout for the hockey club. On June 16 the German DEL club Iserlohn Roosters announced that Stirling signed a 2-year contract as their head coach. After 44 games and a 0–6 series he was dismissed by the German DEL-Club on February 5, 2009.

Steve was signed as an assistant coach of the Binghamton Senators (Ottawa's farm team) in 2009. The Binghamton Senators won the AHL Calder Cup National Championship one season later.


He is the father of former minor league goaltender Scott Stirling.[1]

Coaching record[edit]

Team Year Regular season Post season
G W L T OTL Pts Finish Result
NYI 2003–04 82 38 29 11 4 91 3rd in Atlantic Lost in First round (TB)
NYI 2005–06 42 18 22 2 (78) 4th in Atlantic (fired)
Total 124 56 51 11 6

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-ECAC Hockey First Team 1970–71 [2]
AHCA East All-American 1970–71 [3]
ECAC Hockey All-Tournament Second Team 1971
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1971 [4]


  1. ^
  2. ^ "ECAC All-Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Men's Ice Hockey Award Winners" (PDF). Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  4. ^ "NCAA Frozen Four Records" (PDF). Retrieved 2013-06-19. 

External links[edit]

Steve Stirling's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Peter Laviolette
Head coach of the New York Islanders
Succeeded by
Brad Shaw