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David Steckel

David Steckel  #20

Center
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.
Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4