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Lee Stempniak  #12

New York Rangers  Right Wing
NUMBER: 12 BIRTHDATE: February 4, 1983  (AGE 31)
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: West Seneca, NY, United States
WEIGHT: 196 DRAFTED: STL / 2003 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Right ROUND: 5th   (148th overall)

2013-14 Notes:

- Split the season between Calgary and Pittsburgh

Established career-highs in average ice time (18:27), SHG (two), and SHP (five)

- Tied for fourth in the NHL in SHA (three) and SHP

- Registered a five-game point streak from Oct. 16 at ANA to Oct. 24 at DAL (three goals, two assists)

- Skated in his 600th career NHL game on Jan. 7 at PHX

- Tallied a four-game point streak from Jan. 24 vs. NSH to Feb. 1 vs. MIN (one goal, five assists over the span)

- Tied a single-game career-high with three assists and posted a plus-two rating on Jan. 28 vs. CHI

- Tallied his first point as a Penguin with an assist, and recorded the primary assist on the game-winning goal on Mar. 10 at WSH

- Established playoff career-highs in games played (13), goals (two), points (three), shots on goal (22), average ice time (15:02), and hits (19)

- Tallied his first career NHL playoff goal in Game 3 of the Metropolitan Division Semifinals at CBJ on Apr. 21

ECAC All-Rookie Team (2002) ECAC First All-Star Team (2004, 2005) NCAA East First All-American Team (2004) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2005) Traded to Toronto by St. Louis for Alexander Steen and Carlo Colaiacovo, November 24, 2008. Traded to Phoenix by Toronto for Matt Jones and Phoenix's 4th (later traded to Washington Washington selected Philipp Grubauer) and 7th (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Kellen Jones) round choices in 2010 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010. Traded to Calgary by Phoenix for Daymond Langkow, August 29, 2011. Traded to Pittsburgh by Calgary for Pittsburgh's 3rd round choice (later traded to Chicago Chicago selected Matt Iacopelli) in 2014 Entry Draft, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 19, 2014.
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He seemed to thrive on his own and didn't really need any push from me. I certainly don't want to get in the way of the coaches. You see how that goes sometimes. I never really worried about it and just enjoyed the ride.

— David Ekblad on his son's [Aaron Ekblad] journey to the NHL, signing with the Florida Panthers