Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Gainey
Steve Gainey was born January 26, 1979 in Montreal, Quebec. The third round, 77th overall selection of the Dallas Stars in the 1997 NHL Entry Draft, Gainey who is the son of former Montreal Canadiens captain and Hall of Famer Bob Gainey, is a graduate of the WHL's Kamloops Blazers.

A hard-working forward, Gainey played four seasons in Kamloops tallying 151 points (61-90-151) in 245 games before making his professional debut in 1999-00. In his first pro season, Gainey spent the majority of the year with the Stars IHL affiliate in Michigan, while seeing action in one game with the UHL's Fort Wayne Komets. In 2000-01, Gainey made his NHL debut with the Stars, while spending the better part of the year with the team's IHL affiliate in Utah. Over the course of the next three seasons, Gainey was a mainstay with the Utah Grizzlies, while seeing limited action with Dallas.

In February of 2004 Gainey was acquired by the Philadelphia Flyers, however due to a lock out he would not suit up for the club. Following a season in France, Gainey was signed as a free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes and would split the 2005-06 season with Coyotes and their AHL affiliate in San Antonio.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Kamloops Blazers WHL 49 1 4 5 40 3 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Kamloops Blazers WHL 60 9 18 27 60 2 0 0 0 9
1997-98 Kamloops Blazers WHL 68 21 34 55 93 +1 7 1 7 8 15
1998-99 Kamloops Blazers WHL 68 30 34 64 155 +37 15 5 4 9 38
1999-00 Fort Wayne Komets UHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1999-00 Michigan K-Wings IHL 58 8 10 18 41 -8
2000-01 Dallas Stars NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
2000-01 Utah Grizzlies IHL 61 7 7 14 167 -5
2001-02 Dallas Stars NHL 5 0 1 1 7 -1
2001-02 Utah Grizzlies AHL 58 16 18 34 87 +4
2002-03 Utah Grizzlies AHL 68 9 17 26 106 -4 2 0 0 0 11
2003-04 Dallas Stars NHL 7 0 0 0 7 +1
2003-04 Utah Grizzlies AHL 45 7 8 15 74 -15
2003-04 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 27 2 7 9 27 -3 11 0 1 1 14
2004-05 HC d'Epinal France 30 10 13 23 97
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 20 0 1 1 20 -3
2005-06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 56 10 20 30 85 -13
2006-07
2007-08
2008-09 Idaho Steelheads ECHL 33 11 19 30 36
NHL Totals 33 0 2 2 34


Son of Bob Traded to Philadelphia by Dallas for Mike Siklenka, February 16, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Epinal (France), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, November 4, 2005.