Troy Stecher

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Troy Stecher
Born (1994-04-07) April 7, 1994 (age 24)
Richmond, British Columbia
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Right
NHL team Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 2016–present

Troy Stecher (/ˈstɛər/ STETCH-ər;[1] born April 7, 1994) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman for the Vancouver Canucks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

Playing career[edit]

Collegiate[edit]

Stecher played three seasons of college hockey with the University of North Dakota. Following his third season where he tallied 29 points, (surpassing 11 and 13 from the first two seasons) the Canucks signed him to a two-year entry-level contract on April 13, 2016.[2]

Vancouver Canucks[edit]

Stecher was a late cut from the Canucks' 2016 training camp and was sent to their AHL affiliate, the Utica Comets to start the season.[3] After playing in the Comets' first four games and tallying an assist, he was recalled to the Canucks on October 24, 2016.[4] He made his NHL debut the next day, logging 22:35 minutes of ice time in a 3–0 loss to the Ottawa Senators.[5] His first career assist and point came on a Daniel Sedin goal on November 5 in a 6–3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.[6] In the same game, he was hit by Leafs enforcer Matt Martin in the 3rd period and a line brawl proceeded.[7]

He scored his first NHL goal against Kari Lehtonen on November 13 in a 5–4 overtime victory against the Dallas Stars.[8] On March 26, 2017 he left a game against the Winnipeg Jets with an upper-body injury due to a fall into the boards after a collision with a Jets player.[9][10] Stecher healed well enough to play on the Friday game.

During the Canucks 2017–18 season opener, Stecher recorded his first NHL fight against Edmonton Oilers forward Ryan Strome.[11] On October 24, 2017 the Canucks announced via Twitter that Stecher would be out 4-to-6 weeks with a knee injury that was caused in a game against the Detroit Red Wings.[12] He returned to the Canucks lineup on November 24, 2017, after missing 14 games.[13] Stecher concluded the regular season with 11 points in 68 games. On July 20, 2018, Stecher signed a two year, $2.325 million deal with the Canucks.[14]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2009–10 Greater Vancouver Canadians BCMML 38 4 27 31 22 5 1 1 2 6
2010–11 Penticton Vees BCHL 54 5 15 20 47 9 2 3 5 6
2011–12 Penticton Vees BCHL 53 5 37 42 42 15 2 8 10 8
2012–13 Penticton Vees BCHL 52 8 39 47 40 15 0 6 6 10
2013–14 U. of North Dakota NCHC 42 2 9 11 14
2014–15 U. of North Dakota NCHC 34 3 10 13 22
2015–16 U. of North Dakota NCHC 43 8 21 29 37
2016–17 Utica Comets AHL 4 0 1 1 4
2016–17 Vancouver Canucks NHL 71 3 21 24 25
2017–18 Vancouver Canucks NHL 68 1 10 11 35
NHL totals 139 4 31 35 60

References[edit]

  1. ^ 2014–15 NCAA Division I Men's Hockey Pronunciation Guide – North Dakota.
  2. ^ "Canucks sign defenceman Troy Stecher". Vancouver Canucks. April 13, 2016. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Canucks Reduce Roster". Vancouver Canucks. October 19, 2016. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "Canucks Recall Megna and Stecher from the Comets". Vancouver Canucks. October 24, 2016. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  5. ^ "Craig Anderson, Ryan Dzingel spark Senators". NHL.com. October 25, 2016. Retrieved October 26, 2016.
  6. ^ "Maple Leafs extend winning streak to three". nhl.com. 2016-11-05. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  7. ^ "Martin Putting Targets on Leafs' Rookies?". The Hockey Writers. November 8, 2016.
  8. ^ "Canucks rally past Stars in overtime". nhl.com. 2016-11-13. Retrieved 2016-11-27.
  9. ^ "Canucks' Troy Stecher: Departs Sunday with injury". cbssports. March 27, 2017.
  10. ^ "Canucks' Stecher leaves game with injury". TSN. Mar 26, 2017.
  11. ^ Paterson, Jeff (October 9, 2017). "Stecher put summer boxing lessons to use in Canucks season opener". TSN.com. TSN. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  12. ^ "Canucks' Troy Stecher out 4-6 weeks with knee injury". Sportsnet. October 24, 2017.
  13. ^ Mike G. Morreale (November 24, 2017). "Hall helps Devils past Canucks". NHL.com. Retrieved March 25, 2018.
  14. ^ Sadler, Emily (July 20, 2018). "Canucks re-sign defenceman Troy Stecher to two-year deal". sportsnet.ca. Retrieved July 20, 2018.

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