Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Gatzos
Right-winger Steve Gatzos was a junior scoring star who filled a utility role in the NHL before venturing to Europe. He was blessed with quick hands but his big league development was hampered by his involvement with the Pittsburgh Penguins when they were the NHL's laughing stock.

The Toronto native was drafted 28th overall by the Pens after he potted 78 goals for the OHA's Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds in 1980-81. He split most of the next four seasons between Pittsburgh and the minors. Gatzos never scored more than six goals in a single season and was eventually forced to sit out two years in the late 80s' due to injuries.

The veteran forward returned to the game with the Seipa club of Finland in 1988-89 then moved on to the domestic leagues of Yugoslavia and Britain. Gatzos retired after scoring 27 points in 16 games for the ECHL's Roanoke Valley Rebels in 1990-91.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 36 3 9 12 26
1979-80 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 64 36 38 74 64
1980-81 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 68 78 50 128 114 19 16 9 25 23
1981-82 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 16 6 8 14 14 0 1 0 0 0 0
1981-82 Erie Blades AHL 54 18 19 37 67
1982-83 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 44 6 7 13 52 -16
1982-83 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 12 5 4 9 22
1983-84 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 23 3 3 6 15 -9
1983-84 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 48 14 19 33 43
1984-85 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 6 0 2 2 2 -6
1984-85 Muskegon Mohawks IHL 24 18 10 28 24
1984-85 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 44 26 13 39 55 15 8 6 14 24
1985-86 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 53 25 8 33 34
1986-87
1987-88 Tilburg Trappers Holland 36 53 59 112
1988-89 SaiPa Lappeenranta Finland 41 27 18 45 62
1989-90 HK Medvescak Zagreb Yugoslavia 28 43 16 59
1990-91 Fife Flyers Britain 17 29 24 53 43
1990-91 Roanoke Valley Rebels ECHL 16 14 13 27 2
1991-92 Roanoke Valley Rebels ECHL
1992-93 Roanoke Valley Rampage ECHL 1 1 1 2 0
NHL Totals 89 15 20 35 83 1 0 0 0 0