Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Weeks
Steve played four years of NCAA hockey with Northern Michigan, backstopping the team to a berth in the Championship game in 1980 before finally losing, 5-2, to the University of North Dakota.

Selected in the 11th round of the NHL draft, 176th overall, by the New York Rangers, Weeks played in one game in the 1980-81 season. The following year, he was the Rangers' number-one goaltender, appearing in 49 games with a record of 23-9-9. That would be the most games Weeks would ever play in a single season, with most clubs believing his strength was as a backup netminder.

He moved on to join the Hartford Whalers in 1984, being traded for the always discomfitting future considerations, playing three seasons in Connecticut as the number-two goaltender.

In March 1988 Weeks was dealt by the Whalers to the Vancouver Canucks for 1982 playoff hero Richard Brodeur. But once again, he was traded for future considerations, this time to the Buffalo Sabres on March 5, 1991.

After signing as a free agent with the New York Islanders, Weeks was sent packing again, this time to the L.A. Kings for their 7th-round draft choice in 1992. The next stop was with the Washington Capitals before yet another trade, this time to the Ottawa Senators on August 13, 1992 for the now familiar future considerations.

Weeks, while certainly a category NHL journeyman, managed to play in 290 games over a 12-year career


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1975-76 Toronto Marlboros OMJHL 18 0 5.02
1976-77 Northern Michigan U. CCHA 16 7 7 0 0 4.29 1 0 1 0 0 6.00
1977-78 Northern Michigan U. CCHA 19 10 5 2 1 3.31
1978-79 Northern Michigan U. CCHA 25 13 8 2 0 3.42 2 0 1 0 0 3.97
1979-80 Northern Michigan U. CCHA 36 29 6 1 1 2.95 6 4 1 0 0 3.27
1980-81 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 36 14 17 3 1 4.13
1980-81 New York Rangers NHL 1 0 1 0 0 2.00 1 0 0 0 4.29
1981-82 New York Rangers NHL 49 23 16 9 1 3.77 4 1 2 0 4.25
1982-83 New York Rangers NHL 18 9 5 3 0 3.92
1982-83 Tulsa Oilers CHL 19 8 10 0 0 3.23
1983-84 New York Rangers NHL 26 10 11 2 0 3.97
1983-84 Tulsa Oilers CHL 3 3 0 0 0 2.33
1984-85 Hartford Whalers NHL 23 9 12 2 2 3.91
1984-85 Binghamton Whalers AHL 5 5 0 0 0 2.57
1984-85 Canada WEC-A 5 3 1 1 1 2.04
1985-86 Hartford Whalers NHL 27 13 13 0 1 3.85 3 1 2 0 2.84
1986-87 Hartford Whalers NHL 25 12 8 2 1 3.42 1 0 0 0 1.67
1987-88 Hartford Whalers NHL 18 6 7 2 0 3.59
1987-88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 9 4 3 2 0 3.38
1988-89 Vancouver Canucks NHL 35 11 19 5 0 2.98 3 1 1 0 3.43
1989-90 Vancouver Canucks NHL 21 4 11 4 0 4.15
1990-91 Vancouver Canucks NHL 1 0 1 0 0 6.10
1990-91 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 37 16 19 0 0 3.78 3 1 2 0 0 3.71
1991-92 New York Islanders NHL 23 9 4 2 0 3.60
1991-92 Los Angeles Kings NHL 7 1 3 0 0 4.05
1992-1993 Hartford Whalers NHL
1992-93 Ottawa Senators NHL 7 0 5 0 0 7.23
1992-93 New Haven Senators AHL 6 0 6 0 0 5.94
NHL Totals 290 111 119 33 5 3.73 12 3 5 0 3.33


CCHA Second All-Star Team (1979)
CCHA First All-Star Team (1980)
CCHA Player of the Year (1980)
NCAA Championship All-Tournament Team (1980)
Traded to Hartford by NY Rangers for future considerations, September 5, 1984. Traded to Vancouver by Hartford for Richard Brodeur, March 8, 1988. Traded to Buffalo by Vancouver for future considerations, March 5, 1991. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, September 16, 1991. Traded to Los Angeles by NY Islanders for Los Angeles' 7th round choice (Steve O'Rourke) in 1992 Entry Draft, February 18, 1992. Signed as a free agent by Washington, June 16, 1992. Traded to Ottawa by Washington for future considerations, August 13, 1992.
Officially announced retirement and named Goaltending Consultant by Hartford, February 20, 1993. Named Assistant Coach by Atlanta, June 26, 2001.