|Assets:||Excels in the face-off dot, can kill penalties and even score in the clutch. Has a very imposing frame. Is versatile enough to play both center and wing.|
|Flaws:||Mainly because of a lack of skating speed and coordination, he doesn't score a lot at the highest level. Also doesn't use his big body effectively often enough.|
|Career Potential:||Defensive depth forward with good face-off skills.|
|9/29/2014||Released from training camp by the Anaheim Ducks.|
|9/17/2014||Invited to training camp by the Anaheim Ducks.|
|2/05/2014||Assigned to the Norfolk Admirals (AHL).|
|2/01/2014||Recalled from the Norfolk Admirals (AHL).|
|12/12/2013||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|12/05/2013||Recalled from Norfolk (AHL).|
|11/11/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Anaheim Ducks to a one-year two-way contract.|
|11/11/2013||Assigned to Norfolk (AHL).|
|11/10/2013||Placed on waivers by the Anaheim Ducks.|
|10/29/2013||Signed by the Norfolk Admirals (AHL).|
|9/27/2013||Released from training camp by the Minnesota Wild.|
|9/09/2013||Invited to training camp by the Minnesota Wild.|
|3/15/2013||Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|4/05/2012||Missed 3 games (lower body injury).|
|3/29/2012||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|12/22/2011||Missed 1 game (bronchitis).|
|11/30/2011||Missed 1 game (hand injury).|
|11/27/2011||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|10/04/2011||Acquired from the New Jersey Devils.|
|2/28/2011||Acquired from the Washington Capitals.|
|1/06/2010||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a three-year contract extension.|
|2/03/2009||Missed 1 game (lower body injury).|
|2/01/2009||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|8/06/2008||Signed by the Washington Capitals to a one-year contract extension.|
|4/11/2008||Missed 14 games (finger injury).|
|3/08/2008||Finger injury, late March.|
|7/19/2007||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the Washington Capitals.|
|4/07/2007||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|4/04/2007||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|3/07/2007||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|3/06/2007||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|1/01/2007||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|12/29/2006||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|9/23/2006||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|4/17/2006||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|4/12/2006||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|2/11/2006||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/10/2006||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|2/07/2006||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|2/03/2006||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|1/01/2006||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|12/31/2005||Recalled from Hershey (AHL).|
|9/27/2005||Assigned to Hershey (AHL).|
|8/25/2005||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals to a two-year contract.|
|11/14/2004||Re-assigned to Manchester (AHL).|
|10/18/2004||Re-assigned to Reading (ECHL).|
|9/24/2004||Signed by the Manchester Monarchs (AHL).|
|11/11/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Anaheim Ducks.|
|3/15/2013||Toronto Maple Leafs traded David Steckel to the Anaheim Ducks for Ryan Lasch and a seventh-round draft pick in 2014.|
|10/04/2011||New Jersey Devils traded David Steckel to the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 4th round selection in 2012.|
|2/28/2011||New Jersey Devils traded Jason Arnott to the Washington Capitals for David Steckel and a 2nd round selection in 2012.|
|8/25/2005||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Washington Capitals.|
|6/23/2001||Drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the 1st round (30th overall) in 2001.|
Dave Steckel heads to the AHL | 02/05/2014 9:16 AM
NewsThe Anaheim Ducks have sent Dave Steckel to the minors.
Orange County Register
ImpactSteckel has an assist in 19 games with Anaheim and Toronto this season. He's terrific on the draw, but that's about all he's noteworthy for from a statistical perspective.
Dave Steckel called up to Ducks | 02/01/2014 8:10 PM
NewsDave Steckel has been recalled by the Ducks.
ImpactWIth Nick Bonino out at least the next three games due to an upper-body injury, the Ducks needed another forward. Stecekl has four goals and 13 points in 32 games in the AHL. he is pointless in four games with the Ducks this season.
Ducks return Dave Steckel to AHL | 12/12/2013 2:15 PM
NewsDave Steckel has been reassigned to AHL Norfolk.
ImpactHe has skated in four games with Anaheim this month and he didn't have a point during that time.
Anaheim promotes Dave Steckel | 12/06/2013 8:56 AM
NewsDave Steckel has been summoned by the Anaheim Ducks.
Orange County Register
ImpactSteckel has three goals and six points in 19 AHL games this season. He has little to no offensive value, but he's superb on the draw.
Ducks agree to terms with C Dave Steckel | 11/11/2013 5:56 PM
NewsDave Steckel cleared waivers and he's signed with the Anaheim Ducks.
Eric Stephens on Twitter
ImpactHe agreed to one-year, two-way deal that is reportedly worth $550,000 at the NHL level and $250,000 in the AHL. Steckel is expected to stay in the AHL for now.
The Anaheim Ducks waived Dave Steckel | 11/10/2013 2:28 PM
NewsThe Anaheim Ducks placed Dave Steckel on waivers Sunday.
Bob McKenzie on Twitter
ImpactHe hasn't even played this season and doesn't bring fantasy value, so JFYI.
Minnesota releases Dave Steckel from tryout | 09/27/2013 4:01 PM
NewsThe Minnesota Wild have released Dave Steckel from his professional tryout contract.
Michael Russo on Twitter
ImpactSteckel had a goal and six assists in 34 games with the Anaheim Ducks and Toronto Maple Leafs last season. He's superb on the draw with a 58.3 career faceoff winning percentage.
Sources: Dave Steckel lands PTO with Wild | 09/09/2013 10:54 AM
NewsAccording to multiple sources, Minnesota has signed center Dave Steckel to a professional tryout contract.
Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune
ImpactThe faceoff specialist will attempt to land a roster spot with the Wild at training camp. He won 57.1 percent of his draws last season after he joined the Anaheim Ducks from Toronto in March.
Dave Steckel, Ducks aren't negotiating yet | 05/30/2013 8:32 AM
NewsDave Steckel hasn't engaged in contract talks with the Anaheim Ducks yet.
Orange County Register
ImpactSteckel's three-year/$3.3 million contract is set to expire this summer, which will make him an unrestricted free agent unless the Ducks can re-sign him. He doesn't do much offensively, but he's great on the draw and that should attract the attention of some teams if he hits the open market.
Dave Steckel's first 2013 goal is a fluky one | 04/18/2013 8:32 AM
NewsDave Steckel scored his first goal of the season on Wednesday.
Orange County Register
ImpactIt was a fluky goal too. The shot appeared to hit a defenders stick, fly high up into the air and then land past goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky and trickle into the net. Steckel has no fantasy value in standard leagues.
Dave Steckel happy with trade to Ducks | 03/20/2013 8:09 AM
NewsDave Steckel was thrilled when the Toronto Maple Leafs traded him to the Anaheim Ducks on his birthday.
Impact"You know you're going to a superior team right now and it's going to be fun," Steckel said. "Winning is always fun. I did have a grin from ear to ear, and obviously I'm a little more at ease because I have played under Bruce and Woody [assistant coach Bob Woods]. So far these last few days have been great. These guys have been great to me. It's a tight-knit group and I'm glad to be a part of it." Steckel added that he thinks Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau is probably "best coach that I've had in this game."
Dave Steckel sits out Saturday's game | 02/10/2013 10:41 AM
NewsDave Steckel didn't dress in Saturday's win over the Montreal Canadiens.
ImpactThe big fourth-line pivot is efficient on faceoffs, but he doesn't offer much else in terms of fantasy value.
|Goals||8||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Tor)|
|Assists||11||2 times-last: 2009-10 (Wsh)|
|Penalty Minutes||34||2 times-last: 2008-09 (Wsh)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Tor)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2 times-last: 2011-12 (Tor)|
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