Steve Downie
Steve Downie
Right Wing
NUMBER: 17
HEIGHT: 5' 11"
WEIGHT: 191
SHOOTS: Right
BIRTHDATE: 04/03/1987
AGE: 27
BIRTHPLACE: Newmarket, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: PHI: 2005-29 overall
Traded to Tampa Bay by Philadelphia with Steve Eminger and Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Tampa Bay selected Alex Hutchings) in 2009 Entry Draft for Matt Carle and San Jose's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Philadelphia selected Simon Bertilsson) in 2009 Entry 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.
2012-13 SEASON
Suffered a season-ending knee injury in the second game of the year on Jan. 22 vs. Los Angeles…Underwent surgery on Feb. 7.

CAREER
2011-12: Collected 13 points (2g/11a) and was +9 in 20 games with Colorado after being acquired from Tampa Bay on Feb. 21…Combined between the Lightning and Avalanche, Downie recorded 41 points (14g/27a) and 137 penalty minutes in 75 games…His 27 assists were a career high…Registered 28 points (12g/16a) with a team-high 121 PIM in 55 games for the Lightning…Made his Avalanche debut on Feb. 22 vs. Los Angeles…Tallied seven points (2g/5a) in his first four games with Colorado, equaling the most points ever scored by a player in his first four games with the Avalanche (Theo Fleury, March of 1999)…Had two three-point games as a member of the Avs, matching his career high…Suffered a shoulder injury on March 3 vs. Pittsburgh, forcing him to miss one game (March 4 at Minnesota)…Also missed the season finale on April 7 vs. Nashville due to a shoulder injury…Recorded a career-high three assists on March 6 vs. Minnesota…Appeared in his 200th NHL game on Oct. 10 at Washington…Missed three games due to an upper-body injury, Nov. 25-28…Registered his first career three-point game on Dec. 31 vs. Carolina…Set a Tampa Bay record for quickest two goals by one player (0:11) on Feb. 12 at Pittsburgh.

2010-11: Led Tampa Bay in plus/minus rating (+8) and penalty minutes (171) while appearing in 57 games…His 171 PIM ranked 10th in the NHL.

2010-11 PLAYOFFS: Helped the Lightning reach the Eastern Conference Finals by tallying 14 points (2g/12a) in 17 playoff games…His 14 points ranked fourth on the team, while his 12 assists were second…Ranked first on the Lightning in plus/minus (+7) and penalty minutes (40) during the posteason…Finished with seven points (1g/6a) in six games during the first round series against Pittsburgh…His six assists tied a franchise playoff record for most helpers in a single series…Recorded a career playoff high three points (1g/2a), which included scoring the game winner for his first career postseason goal, in Game 6 of the ECQF vs. Pittsburgh on April 25.

2009-10: Set career highs in games played (79), goals (22), points (46) and penalty minutes (208)…Became the first NHL player to record at least 20 goals and 200 penalty minutes in a single season since Theo Fleury with the Rangers in 2001-02…Finished third in the league in PIM and tied for fourth in shooting percentage (19.0%)…Led Tampa Bay with a +14 plus/minus rating and was second on the club in hits with 140…Compiled a career-high 10-game point streak from Feb. 2 to March 6 (5g/8a).

2008-09: Appeared in 29 combined NHL games between Tampa Bay and Philadelphia, six with the Flyers and 23 with the Lightning…Began the year with the Flyers, appearing in four contests before being reassigned to the Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) on Oct. 20…Was recalled by the Flyers twice more before being traded to the Lightning on Nov. 7…Was assigned to Norfolk (AHL) following the trade…Recalled by Tampa Bay on  three occasions, Nov. 27-Dec. 12, Jan. 14-21 and Jan. 26-Feb. 21…Named to the Canadian AHL All-Star Team but did not play due to his NHL recall…Was suspended 20 games by the AHL on March 5 for an incident that occured on Feb. 28 at Hershey…Returned from suspension for the season finale on April 11.

2007-08: Appeared in 32 games for the Philadelphia Flyers during his rookie season, tallying 12 points (6g/6a) with 73 penalty minutes…Also dressed in 21 games for the Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL)…Made his NHL debut on Dec. 5 at Minnesota…Scored a goal for his first NHL point on Jan. 5 at Toronto…Picked up his first two career assists on Jan. 10 at NY Rangers…Prior to the start of the regular season, was suspended 20 games by the NHL on Sept. 28 for a hit he delivered in a preseason game against Ottawa on Sept. 25.

2007-08 PLAYOFFS: Saw his first NHL playoff action, appearing in six postseason games for the Flyers (0g/1a)…Made his Stanley Cup Playoff debut in Game 7 of the first round series at Washington on April 22…Recorded his first playoff point with an assist in Game 1 of the ECSF at Montreal on April 24.

2006-07: Recorded 92 points (35g/57a) in 45 combined games between Kitchener and Peterborough during his final OHL campaign…Served as Peterborough’s captain prior to being traded to Kitchener on Jan. 8…Named to the OHL Western Conference All-Star Team…Skated in nine postseason games with Kitchener, where he led the Rangers with 22 points (8g/14a)…His 2.44 points-per-game average led all OHL scorers during the posteason…Following the OHL playoffs, made his professional debut with Philadelphia (AHL) in the Phantoms’ season finale on April 15.

2005-06: Helped Peterborough to the OHL championship with 21 points (6g/15a) in 19 playoff games…Began the year with Windsor before being traded to Peterborough on Nov. 9.

2004-05: Recorded 73 points (21g/52a) in 61 games with Windsor (OHL)…Led the Spitfires in assists.

2003-04: Made his major junior debut with Windsor.

INTERNATIONAL
Represented Canada at the 2010 IIHF World Championship in Germany, recording a pair of goals with a team-high 28 penalty minutes in seven games…Was a member of Team Canada’s back-to-back world junior gold medal teams in 2006 and 2007…Recorded six points (2g/4a) in six games at the 2006 IIHF World Junior Championship in British Columbia and followed that up with another six-point (3g/3a) effort in six games at the 2007 IIHF World Junior Championship in Sweden.

PERSONAL
Steve and his fiancee, Cindy, have a daughter, Madison.