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.