Steve Wagner (ice hockey)
March 6, 1984 |
Grand Rapids, Minnesota, USA
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
|Played for||St. Louis Blues
Steven Lee Wagner (born March 6, 1984) is an American former professional ice hockey defenseman. He most notably played with the St. Louis Blues in the National Hockey League (NHL) before playing abroad for Adler Mannheim of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).
After two years in the USHL with the Des Moines Buccaneers and Tri-City Storm Wagner went to Minnesota State University, Mankato. He played three seasons with the Mavericks, having his most successful year during the 2006–07 season when he scored 29 points in 38 games. That year he was signed by the St. Louis Blues and also appeared in 14 games with the Blues minor league affiliate Peoria Rivermen, scoring 3 points.
For the 2007–08 season Wagner's solid play during training camp earned him an opening day spot on the Blues roster. He played his first NHL game in the season opener on October 4, 2007 against the Phoenix Coyotes in Phoenix where he played 22 shifts for 16:22 of ice time. In his second game he earned his first career assist, and on October 20, 2007, he scored his first career goal against his home state team, the Minnesota Wild.
On June 14, 2010, as an unrestricted free agent, Wagner re-signed to a one-year two-way contract with the Penguins. He was again reassigned as expected to spend the duration of the 2010–11 season playing for the Penguins AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. In the 2011 Calder Cup playoffs, Wagner became the first Wilkes-Barre/Scranton player to record a hat trick, scoring three goals in the first period against the Norfolk Admirals in a series clinching victory.
On June 9, 2011, Wagner signed a one-year deal with European DEL team, Adler Mannheim.
|2002–03||Des Moines Buccaneers||USHL||14||0||1||1||17||—||—||—||—||—|
|2004–05||Minnesota State University||WCHA||37||1||9||10||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2005–06||Minnesota State University||WCHA||38||5||11||16||53||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||Minnesota State University||WCHA||38||6||23||29||63||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||St. Louis Blues||NHL||24||2||6||8||8||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||22||2||2||4||18||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honors
|All-WCHA Third Team||2006–07|
- The Hockey News, November 20, 2007, page 14
- "Backup Harding helps Wild stay only undefeated team in regulation". CBS Sports. 2007-10-20. Retrieved 2010-03-26.
- "Penguins deal Western Pennsylvania native Guenin". Post-gazette.com. 2010-02-11. Retrieved 2010-02-11.
- "WBS pens write off Norfolk". The Times-Tribune (Scranton). 2011-04-24. Retrieved 2011-06-09.
- "Eagles take Steve Wagner under contract" (in German). Adler Mannheim. 2011-06-09. Retrieved 2011-06-09.