Steve McKichan was born May 29, 1967 in Strathroy, Ontario. A graduate of the OJHL's Strathroy Blades, McKichan enrolled at the University of Miami-Ohio in the fall of 1986 and went to play three years before making his professional debut in 1989-90 with the ECHL's Virginia Lancers.
The netminder from Strathroy spent the majority of his first pro season with Virginia while seeing action in one game with the IHL's Milwaukee Admirals. The second round, seventh overall selection of the Vancouver Canucks in the 1988 Supplemental Draft, McKichan went on to play one game with the Canucks during the 1990-91 season while spending the majority of that same year with the Admirals in Milwaukee before suffering an eventual career-ending neck injury in a game versus the Peoria Rivermen on December 15, 1990.
Since 1991 McKichan has owned and operated Future Pro Goalie Schools for youngsters hoping to one day reach the next level or at the very least, improve upon their netminding skills. The camps are held throughout Ontario and parts of the North Eastern United States.