Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Larmer
Right-winger Steve Larmer was a classy goal scorer who led by example on the ice during his 1,006 games in the NHL. His excellent on ice vision and quick hands made him a dangerous foe around the net as well as pesky defensive player.

Born in Peterborough, Ontario, Larmer spent the 1977-78 season with the hometown Petes of the OHA. He then played three years with the Niagara Falls Flyers where he formed a lethal team with Steve Ludzik. Larmer accumulated 247 points his last two years of junior and was drafted 120th overall by the Chicago Blackhawks in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft. He was also named to the OHA's second all-star team in 1981.

After scoring 38 goals and helping the AHL's New Brunswick Hawks win the Calder Cup in 1981-82, Larmer was ready for the NHL. The talented forward was also named to the league's second all-star team. He made a dramatic impact as a rookie in 1982-83 with 43 goals while his 90 points set a new standard for Hawks' freshman. He played on one of the top lines in the NHL with Denis Savard and Al Secord, helped the Hawks reach the semi-finals, was the winner of the Calder trophy, and was named to the league's all-rookie team.

Throughout the 1980s and early '90s, Larmer was a reliable goal scorer on the Hawks who could also check and provide leadership. In addition to his rookie year, he topped the 40-goal mark four more times. In 1990-91, he set a club mark for right wingers with 101 points and helped the team finish at the top of the NHL's regular season standings. Larmer also scored 22 points when the Hawks reached the semi-finals in 1985 and was an integral part of the team that made it to the finals in 1992. One of the league's most durable competitors, the crafty forward set the Chicago "iron man" record by playing 884 consecutive games between October 6, 1982 and April 15, 1993.

The crafty forward was also an asset on the international stage. In 1991 he helped Canada win the silver medal at the World Championships and capture the fifth and last Canada Cup. Early in the 1993-94 season, he was traded to the Hartford Whalers. He was then flipped to the New York Rangers a few minutes later. The veteran notched 21 goals, killed penalties, and helped the Blueshirts win their first Stanley Cup since 1940. He brought his fine career to a close after playing 47 games for New York and helping the team reach the second round of the playoffs in 1995.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1976-77 Peterborough Voyageurs Minor-ON 50 50 30 80 26
1977-78 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 62 24 17 41 51 18 5 7 12 27
1977-78 Peterborough Petes M-Cup 3 1 3 4 11
1978-79 Niagara Falls Flyers OMJHL 66 37 47 84 108 20 11 13 24 43
1979-80 Niagara Falls Flyers OMJHL 67 45 69 114 71 10 5 9 14 15
1980-81 Niagara Falls Flyers OMJHL 61 55 78 133 73 12 13 8 21 24
1980-81 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 4 0 1 1 0 +1
1981-82 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 3 0 0 0 0 0
1981-82 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 74 38 44 82 46 15 6 6 12 0
1982-83 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 43 47 90 28 +44 11 5 7 12 8
1983-84 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 35 40 75 34 -1 5 2 2 4 7
1984-85 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 46 40 86 16 +17 15 9 13 22 14
1985-86 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 31 45 76 47 +9 3 0 3 3 4
1986-87 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 28 56 84 22 +20 4 0 0 0 2
1987-88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 41 48 89 42 -5 5 1 6 7 0
1988-89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 43 44 87 54 +2 16 8 9 17 22
1989-90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 31 59 90 40 +25 20 7 15 22 2
1990-91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 44 57 101 79 +37 6 5 1 6 4
1990-91 Canada WEC-A 10 5 3 8 4
1991-92 Canada Can-Cup 8 6 5 11 4
1991-92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 29 45 74 65 +10 18 8 7 15 6
1992-93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 84 35 35 70 48 +23 4 0 3 3 0
1993-94 New York Rangers NHL 68 21 39 60 41 +14 23 9 7 16 14
1994-95 New York Rangers NHL 47 14 15 29 16 +8 10 2 2 4 6
NHL Totals 1006 441 571 1012 532 140 56 75 131 89


Brother of Jeff
OMJHL Second All-Star Team (1981)
AHL Second All-Star Team (1982)
NHL All-Rookie Team (1983)
Calder Memorial Trophy (1983) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1990, 1991)
Traded to Hartford by Chicago with Bryan Marchment for Eric Weinrich and Patrick Poulin, November 2, 1993. Traded to NY Rangers by Hartford with Nick Kypreos, Barry Richter and Hartford's 6th round choice (Yuri Litvinov) in 1994 Entry Draft for Darren Turcotte and James Patrick, November 2, 1993.