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David Steckel

David Steckel  #20

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NUMBER: 20 BIRTHDATE: March 15, 1982
HEIGHT: 6' 6" BIRTHPLACE: Milwaukee, WI, United States
WEIGHT: 215 DRAFTED: LAK / 2001 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (30th overall)
CCHA All-Rookie Team (2001) Signed as a free agent by Washington, August 25, 2005. Traded to New Jersey by Washington with Washington's 2nd round choice (later traded to Minnesota Minnesota selected Raphael Bussieres) in 2012 Entry Draft for Jason Arnott, February 28, 2011. Traded to Toronto by New Jersey for Toronto's 4th round choice (Ben Thomson) in 2012 Entry Draft, October 4, 2011. Traded to Anaheim by Toronto for Ryan Lasch and Anaheim's 7th round choice (later traded back to Anaheim) in 2014 Entry Draft, March 15, 2013. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Iowa (AHL), October 4, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Norfolk (AHL), October 29, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, November 11, 2013.
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I definitely think going back down helped me, I had a lot of confidence down there, I played a lot of minutes and I think that helped me a lot. With the 37 games up here, that gave me experience as well. I know what it takes to play in the NHL and now it's time for me to show that I'm capable of being a full-time NHL player.

— Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl on finishing the 2014-15 season in juniors after playing 37 games with Edmonton to begin the season