Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Downie
Steve Downie was born April 3, 1987 in Newmarket, Ontario. The first round, 29th overall selection of the Philadelphia Flyers in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft, Downie honed his skills in the Ontario Hockey League with the Windsor Spitfires, Peterborough Petes, and the Kitchener Rangers.

A hard-hitting centreman, Downie's most productive season in the OHL came in 2006-07 when he tallied 35 goals, 57 assists for 92 points with the Kitchener Rangers and the Peterborough Petes. Through his four seasons in junior, Downie twice captured gold representing his homeland at the World Junior Championships.

After finishing the 2006-07 season with Kitchener, Downie made his professional hockey debut with the Flyers' AHL affiliate in their final game of the year. The following pre-season, Downie delivered a bone-crushing body check in a game against the Ottawa Senators. The hit was deemed to be illegal by the league and Downie was subsequently suspended for 20 games. Despite the suspension and the tough start to his NHL career, Downie was very productive through his 32 games with the Flyers and 21 games with their AHL affiliate.

Downie returned to the Philadelphia Flyers & Phantoms line-ups for a handful of games to start the 2008-09 season, but was then traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning along with Steve Eminger for defenseman Matt Carle.

In Tampa, Downie became known as one of the NHL's top agitators and even notched career high 22 goals in 2009-10 to go along with 208 penalty minutes.

On February 21, 2012, Downie's time in Tampa would come to an end. He was traded to the Colorado Avalanche in exchange for defenceman Kyle Quincy.

Downie's time in Colorado would be a struggle due to injuries. Though he started the Avalanche chapter of his career on an incredible offensive run, he would soon be slowed by shoulder and knee problems that limited him to just two games in 2012-13.

Early into the 2013-14 season, Downie was traded back to the Philadelphia Flyers, the club that had drafted him in 2005, in exchange for winger Maxime Talbot.

On July 2, 2014, Downie would sign a one year contract with the Pittsburgh Penguins where he scored 14 goals and 28 points in 72 games. He would also lead the NHL with 238 penalty minutes.

At the conclusion of the 2014-15 season, Downie would sign a one year contract with the Arizone Coyotes on July 1, 2015.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2002-03 Aurora Tigers ON-Jr.A 34 12 13 25 55
2003-04 Windsor Spitfires OHL 49 7 9 16 90 -5 4 0 1 1 27
2004-05 Windsor Spitfires OHL 61 21 52 73 179 +1 11 4 5 9 49
2005-06 Windsor Spitfires OHL 1 3 0 3 4 0
2005-06 Peterborough Petes OHL 34 16 34 50 109 +4 19 6 15 21 38
2005-06 Canada WJC-A 6 2 4 6 16 +6
2005-06 Peterborough Petes M-Cup 4 2 1 3 38
2006-07 Peterborough Petes OHL 28 23 36 59 92 +13
2006-07 Kitchener Rangers OHL 17 12 21 33 32 +10 9 8 14 22 15
2006-07 Canada WJC-A 6 3 3 6 16 +4
2006-07 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2007-08 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 32 6 6 12 73 +2 6 0 1 1 10
2007-08 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 21 5 12 17 114 +8
2008-09 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 6 0 0 0 11 -4
2008-09 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 4 1 7 8 23 +3
2008-09 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 23 3 3 6 54 +2
2008-09 Norfolk Admirals AHL 23 8 17 25 107 +5
2009-10 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 79 22 24 46 208 +14
2009-10 Canada WC-A 7 2 0 2 28 +2
2010-11 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 57 10 22 32 171 +8 17 2 12 14 40
2011-12 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 55 12 16 28 121 -15
2011-12 Colorado Avalanche NHL 20 2 11 13 16 +9
2012-13 Colorado Avalanche NHL 2 0 1 1 6 +1
2013-14 Colorado Avalanche NHL 11 1 6 7 36 +4
2013-14 Philadelphia Flyers NHL 51 3 14 17 70 -3
2014-15 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 72 14 14 28 238 +2 5 0 2 2 4
2015-16 Arizona Coyotes NHL 26 3 3 6 53 +1
2015-16 Springfield Falcons AHL 8 1 1 2 24 -2
NHL Totals 434 76 120 196 1057 28 2 15 17 54


Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia with Steve Eminger and Tampa Bay's 4th round pick (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Alex Hutchings) in 2009 NHL Draft for Matt Carle and San Jose's 3rd round pick (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Simon Bertilsson) in 2009 NHL Draft, November 7, 2008. Traded to Colorado by Tampa Bay for Kyle Quincey, February 21, 2012. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to knee injury vs. Los Angeles, January 22, 2013. Traded to Philadelphia by Colorado for Max Talbot, October 31, 2013. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 2, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Arizona, July 1, 2015. Missed majority of 2015-16 as a healthy reserve.
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