|Assets:||Always gave everything he had whenever on the ice. Was a great teammate, solid agitator and energy player. Could also play all three forward positions, which added to his overall value to a team.|
|Flaws:||Was never capable of posting solid offensive totals at the National Hockey League level. Over time, his body broke down physically, mostly because he played the game way bigger than he actually was.|
|Career Potential:||Gutsy, versatile energy agitator.|
|AHL||Jack Butterfield Trophy||2000-01|
|1/16/2014||Announced his retirement.|
|9/25/2013||Assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).|
|9/03/2013||Invited to training camp by the Calgary Flames.|
|8/28/2013||Signed by the Abbotsford Heat (AHL).|
|4/26/2013||Missed the last 4 regular season games (hand injury).|
|4/21/2013||Hand injury, day-to-day.|
|1/18/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames to a one-year two-way contract.|
|1/11/2013||Invited to training camp by the Calgary Flames.|
|9/25/2011||Released from training camp by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|9/02/2011||Invited to traning camp by the Vancouver Canucks.|
|12/19/2010||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|12/16/2010||Recalled from Milwaukee (AHL).|
|10/20/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Nashville Predators to a one-year contract.|
|10/20/2010||Assigned to Milwaukee (AHL).|
|1/30/2010||Missed 5 games (undisclosed).|
|7/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Boston Bruins to a one-year contract.|
|3/24/2009||Missed 1 game (upper body injury).|
|3/20/2009||Upper body injury, day-to-day.|
|2/26/2009||Acquired from the Montreal Canadiens.|
|3/22/2008||Missed 11 games (groin).|
|2/23/2008||Missed 1 game (groin).|
|1/22/2008||Missed 19 games (shoulder injury).|
|12/07/2007||Shoulder injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/13/2007||Missed 1 game (charley horse).|
|11/10/2007||Charley horse, day-to-day.|
|2/26/2007||Missed 3 games (broken bone in foot).|
|2/20/2007||Broken bone in foot, sidelined indefinitely.|
|2/10/2007||Missed 27 games (back spasms).|
|12/11/2006||Back spasms, day-to-day.|
|6/05/2006||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens to a three-year contract.|
|4/30/2006||Missed the last 5 games of the regular season and the first 4 games of Round One against the Carolina Hurricanes (knee injury).|
|4/10/2006||Knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|1/03/2006||Missed 1 game (strained neck).|
|12/31/2005||Strained neck, day-to-day.|
|2/17/2005||NHL lockout: Signed by the Hamilton Bulldogs (AHL).|
|7/14/2004||Re-signed by the Montreal Canadiens.|
|4/17/2004||Missed Game Four and Five of Round One against the Boston Bruins (leg injury).|
|4/13/2004||Leg injury, day-to-day.|
|4/03/2004||Missed 2 games (shoulder injury).|
|3/31/2004||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|1/31/2004||Missed 23 games (left shoulder surgery).|
|12/18/2003||Left shoulder surgery, sidelined indefinitely.|
|12/11/2003||Left shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|12/10/2003||Left shoulder injury, left Wednesday's game.|
|10/16/2003||Missed 3 games (shoulder injury).|
|10/03/2003||Claimed from the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL Waiver Draft.|
|7/31/2003||Re-signed by the Buffalo Sabres to a one-year contract.|
|7/03/2003||Acquired from the Calgary Flames.|
|3/16/2003||Missed 5 games (knee injury).|
|3/07/2003||Knee injury, day-to-day.|
|1/20/2003||Missed 8 games (concussion).|
|1/04/2003||Concussion, sidelined indefinitely.|
|11/14/2002||Missed 9 games (shoulder injury).|
|10/24/2002||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|8/09/2002||Re-signed by the Calgary Flames.|
|4/14/2002||Missed the last 6 games of the regular season (concussion).|
|2/12/2002||Missed 9 games (shoulder injury).|
|1/19/2002||Shoulder injury, day-to-day.|
|8/20/2001||Re-signed by the Calgary Flames.|
|2/07/2001||Assigned to Saint John (AHL).|
|1/24/2001||Recalled from Saint John (AHL).|
|9/21/2000||Assigned to Saint John (AHL).|
|1/18/2013||Signed as a free agent by the Calgary Flames.|
|10/20/2010||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Nashville Predators.|
|7/01/2009||Signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Boston Bruins.|
|2/26/2009||Montreal Canadiens traded Steve Begin to the Dallas Stars for Doug Janik.|
|10/03/2003||Claimed by the Montreal Canadiens from the Buffalo Sabres in the NHL Waiver Draft.|
|7/03/2003||Buffalo Sabres traded Steve Reinprecht and Rhett Warrener to the Calgary Flames for Chris Drury and Steve Begin.|
|6/22/1996||Drafted by the Calgary Flames in the 2nd round (40th overall) in 1996.|
Steve Begin announces his retirement | 01/16/2014 6:35 PM
NewsSteve Begin announced via his Twitter account on Thursday that he has retired from playing hockey.
Steve Begin on Twitter
ImpactHe did so based on the advice of his doctor. Begin played in 36 games with the Calgary Flames last season and he signed a one-year contract the team's AHL affiliate in Abbotsford this past summer. Begin wasn't able to play in any games for the Heat, though. He recorded 108 points and 561 penalty minutes in 524 career contests.
Steve Begin gets 1-year deal from Abbotsford | 08/28/2013 4:26 PM
NewsSteve Begin has signed a one-year contract with Calgary's AHL affiliate in Abbotsford.
ImpactHe skated in 36 games for the Flames last season, while posting four goals, eight points and 22 penalty minutes.
Steve Begin chosen Flames Masterton candidate | 04/24/2013 9:39 AM
NewsSteve Begin, 34, is the Calgary Flames nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy, as chosen by the Calgary Chapter of the Professional Hockey Writers' Association.
ImpactThe Masterton goes to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey and the league award has been won by a pair of Calgary Flames in the past. Those winners were Lanny McDonald and Gary Roberts. "When you love the game, it's easy," said Begin, who has collected four goals and eight points in 36 games this season. "When you like playing hockey, it's like a kid in a candy store. You just go out and have fun. That's what hockey is about. If you like what you're doing, it makes it easier for you."
Steve Begin won't play Tuesday due to UBI | 04/23/2013 3:54 PM
NewsSteve Begin has an upper-body injury and won't play Tuesday night.
Renaud Lavoie on Twitter
ImpactBegin has four goals and eight points in 36 games and has no fantasy relevance whatsoever.
Steve Begin unexpectedly tallies twice | 04/18/2013 1:10 AM
NewsThe Calgary Flames got a surprising boost from aging forward Steve Begin on Wednesday during their almost-as-unexpected 3-2 win against the Detroit Red Wings.
ImpactBegin's two tallies including what was eventually the game-winner. He only had two goals and four assists coming into tonight's games, so he now has eight points on the season.
| 04/13/2013 4:19 AM
NewsSteve Begin returned to action on Friday April 12.
Steve Begin sustains an undisclosed injury | 04/11/2013 9:03 AM
NewsSteve Begin suffered an undisclosed injury in his first shift on Wednesday.
ImpactBegin wasn't able to complete the game as a result. He has two goals and six points in 32 games this season.
Steve Begin a healthy scratch Monday | 03/19/2013 5:58 AM
NewsSteve Begin was a healthy scratch Monday.
ImpactHe joined Cory Sarich and Anton Babchuk in the press box. Just an FYI as none of the three have any fantasy value.
Steve Begin scores his first goal since 2010 | 02/18/2013 9:49 AM
NewsSteve Begin netted his first NHL goal since 2010 on Sunday.
ImpactBefore Calgary's 4-3 victory over Dallas, Begin's last NHL goal was netted on May 1, 2010 in Game 1 of the Boston Bruins' series against the Philadelphia Flyers. If you want to only include regular season contests, then Begin's goal was his first since April 10, 2010. Needless to say, he has no fantasy value.
Steve Begin inks a one-year deal | 01/18/2013 4:35 PM
NewsSteve Begin has agreed to a one-year, two-way deal with the Calgary Flames.
Flames.nhl.com on Twitter
ImpactBegin's contract is worth $525,000 annually at the NHL level. He hasn't played in an NHL game since Dec. 18, 2010 and never had much fantasy value.
|2011-12||Did not play||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|2011-12||Did not play||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||-||0.0|
|Penalty Minutes||113||2005-06 (Mtl)|
|Power Play Goals||1||2 times-last: 2005-06 (Mtl)|
|Shorthanded Goals||2||2005-06 (Mtl)|
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