Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Ott
Steve Ott was born August 19, 1982 in Summerside, P.E.I. The 1st choice, 25th overall selection of the Dallas Stars in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft, Ott is a graduate of the Ontario Hockey League's Windsor Spitfires.

A fireplug forward, Ott spent three seasons in Windsor scoring 116 goals and 121 assists for 237 points while amassing 473 penalty minutes before making his professional debut in 2002-03. In his first professional season, Ott spent the better part of the season with the team's AHL affiliate in Utah tallying 20 points (9-11-20)) while seeing action in 26 games with the parent club.

In Dallas, Ott would establish himself as one of the league's most effective agitators. He also had the rare ability to combine offensive skill with his truculent play. In 2008-09 he notched 19 goals to go along with 135 penalty minutes.

Consistently among the NHL leaders in hits, Ott recorded a career-best 22 goals in 2009-10 while continuing to play a tenacious style. He even recorded his first career hat trick on March 31, 2010 against the San Jose Sharks.

On July 2, 2012, Ott's time in Dallas would come to an end. He was traded along with Adam Pardy to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for Derek Roy.

When Thomas Vanek was traded from Buffalo, Ott was named the 26th captain in Buffalo Sabres history on October 1, 2013.

At the trade deadline on February 28, 2014, Ott was traded along with Ryan Miller to the St. Louis Blues for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Steward, William Carter, a first round draft pick and a conditional draft pick.

In the summer of 2016, as an unrestricted free agent, Ott inked a deal with the Detroit Red Wings. He would appear in 42 games for the Red Wings, scoring three goals and adding three assists before being trading at the NHL trade deadline to the Montreal Canadiens in exchange for a sixth round draft pick.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1998-99 Leamington Flyers ON-Jr.B 48 14 30 44 110
1999-00 Windsor Spitfires OHL 66 23 39 62 131 -9 12 3 5 8 21
2000-01 Windsor Spitfires OHL 55 50 37 87 164 +40 9 3 8 11 27
2000-01 Canada WJC-A 7 2 1 3 6 -1
2001-02 Windsor Spitfires OHL 53 43 45 88 178 +6 14 6 10 16 49
2001-02 Canada WJC-A 7 3 3 6 8 +5
2002-03 Dallas Stars NHL 26 3 4 7 31 +6 1 0 0 0 0
2002-03 Utah Grizzlies AHL 40 9 11 20 98 -1
2003-04 Dallas Stars NHL 73 2 10 12 152 -2 4 1 0 1 0
2004-05 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 67 18 21 39 279 -1 4 0 0 0 20
2005-06 Dallas Stars NHL 82 5 17 22 178 +1 5 0 1 1 2
2006-07 Dallas Stars NHL 19 0 4 4 35 -4 6 0 0 0 8
2006-07 Iowa Stars AHL 3 0 0 0 8 -2
2007-08 Dallas Stars NHL 73 11 11 22 147 +2 18 2 1 3 22
2008-09 Dallas Stars NHL 64 19 27 46 135 +3
2009-10 Dallas Stars NHL 73 22 14 36 153 -14
2009-10 Canada WC-A 7 0 1 1 20 -2
2010-11 Dallas Stars NHL 82 12 20 32 183 -9
2011-12 Dallas Stars NHL 74 11 28 39 156 +5
2012-13 Buffalo Sabres NHL 48 9 15 24 93 +3
2013-14 Buffalo Sabres NHL 59 9 11 20 55 -26
2013-14 St. Louis Blues NHL 23 0 3 3 37 -12 6 0 2 2 14
2014-15 St. Louis Blues NHL 78 3 9 12 86 -8 6 0 0 0 26
2015-16 St. Louis Blues NHL 21 0 2 2 34 -3 9 0 1 1 8
2016-17 Detroit Red Wings NHL 42 3 3 6 63 -6
2016-17 Montreal Canadiens NHL 11 0 1 1 17 -2 6 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 848 109 179 288 1555 61 3 5 8 80


Canadian Major Junior Second All-Star Team (2001) OHL Second All-Star Team (2002) Missed majority of 2006-07 due to ankle injury vs. Los Angeles, October 28, 2006. Traded to Buffalo by Dallas with Adam Pardy for Derek Roy, July 2, 2012. Traded to St. Louis by Buffalo with Ryan Miller for Jaroslav Halak, Chris Stewart, William Carrier, St. Louis' 1st round pick (later traded to Winnipeg - Winnipeg selected Jack Roslovic) in 2015 NHL Draft and St. Louis' 3rd round pick (later traded to Florida - Florida selected Linus Nassen) in 2016 NHL Draft, February 28, 2014. Missed majority of 2015-16 due to leg injury vs. Toronto, December 5, 2015 and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 1, 2016. Traded to Montreal by Detroit for Montreal's 6th round pick in 2018 NHL Draft, March 1, 2017. Officially announced his retirement, May 25, 2017.
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