Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Bozek
Left-winger Steve Bozek was a good skater with a quick release who lasted over 600 games in the NHL. His anticipation and speed made him a dangerous foe on the power play and a useful penalty killer.

The native of Kelowna, B.C. was a top scorer for three years at Northern Michigan University. Bozek was a two-time selection to the CCHA first all-star team and was named to the NCAA Championship all-tournament team in 1981. He was taken 52nd overall by the Los Angeles Kings at the 1980 Entry Draft and scored 33 goals as a rookie in 1981-82. That spring Bozek notched four goals as the Kings stunned the heavily favoured Edmonton Oilers in the first round of the post-season.

The young forward's production dropped to 13 goals in 1982-83. In the off-season, the Kings opted to trade him to the Calgary Flames for forward Kevin LaVallee. Bozek was a solid two way forward on the club for four and a half years. In 1986, he contributed eight points in 14 games when Calgary reached the Stanley Cup finals.

Bozek skated briefly with the St. Louis Blues late in 1987-88 season then joined the Vancouver Canucks via trade. He was a fine checker and face-off specialist while adding 46 goals in his three seasons with the club. Following the 1990-91 season, he helped Team Canada win the silver medal at the World Championships. In 1991-92, Bozek scored eight goals for the expansion San Jose Sharks. He spent the 1992-93 season with the Italian club HC Bolzano before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1977-78 Castlegar Rebels BCJHL
1978-79 Northern Michigan U. CCHA 33 12 12 24 21
1979-80 Northern Michigan U. CCHA 41 42 47 89 32
1980-81 Northern Michigan U. CCHA 44 35 55 90 0
1981-82 Los Angeles Kings NHL 71 33 23 56 68 -6 10 4 1 5 6
1982-83 Los Angeles Kings NHL 53 13 13 26 14 -18
1983-84 Calgary Flames NHL 46 10 10 20 16 -16 10 3 1 4 15
1984-85 Calgary Flames NHL 54 13 22 35 6 +11 3 1 0 1 4
1985-86 Calgary Flames NHL 64 21 22 43 24 +24 14 2 6 8 32
1986-87 Calgary Flames NHL 71 17 18 35 22 +3 4 1 0 1 2
1987-88 Calgary Flames NHL 26 3 7 10 12 -3
1987-88 St. Louis Blues NHL 7 0 0 0 2 -2 7 1 1 2 6
1988-89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 71 17 18 35 64 +1 7 0 2 2 4
1989-90 Vancouver Canucks NHL 58 14 9 23 32 -3
1990-91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 62 15 17 32 22 -6 3 0 0 0 0
1990-91 Canada WEC-A 8 1 1 2 4
1991-92 San Jose Sharks NHL 58 8 8 16 27 -30
1992-93 HC Bolzano Alpenliga 17 13 11 24 6
1992-93 HC Bolzano Italy 9 4 3 7 8 6 2 2 4 11
1993-94 HK Olimpija Ljubljana Alpenliga 1 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 641 164 167 331 309 58 12 11 23 69


CCHA First All-Star Team (1980, 1981)
NCAA West First All-American Team (1981)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1981)
Traded to Calgary by Los Angeles for Carl Mokosak and Kevin LaVallee, June 20, 1983.
Missed majority of 1987-88 season due to knee injury, October, 1987. Traded to St. Louis by Calgary with Brett Hull for Rob Ramage and Rick Wamsley, March 7, 1988. Traded to Calgary by St. Louis with Mark Hunter, Doug Gilmour and Michael Dark for Craig Coxe, Mike Bullard and Tim Corkery, September 6, 1988. Traded to Vancouver by Calgary with Paul Reinhart for Vancouver's 3rd round choice (Veli-Pekka Kautonen) in 1989 Entry Draft, September 6, 1988. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, August 9, 1991.