Pittsburgh Penguins
Steve Sullivan
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SteveSullivan
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 9"
SHOOTS: Right
WEIGHT: 165
BIRTHDATE: 07/06/1974
BIRTHPLACE: Timmins, ON, CAN
DRAFTED: NJD: 1994-233 overall
AWARDS:
Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy (1)
AHL First All-Star Team (1996).  Traded to Toronto by New Jersey with Jason Smith and the rights to Alyn McCauley for Doug Gilmour, Dave Ellett and New Jersey's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, New Jersey selected Andre Lakos) in 1999 Entry Draft, February 25, 1997. Claimed on waivers by Chicago from Toronto, October 23, 1999. Traded to Nashville by Chicago for Nashville's 2nd round choices in 2004 (Ryan Garlock) and 2005 (Michael Blunden) Entry Drafts, February 16, 2004.  Missed remainder of 2006-07 season and entire 2007-08 season recovering from back injury, suffered in game vs. Montreal, February 22, 2006.
Speedy winger that is a scoring threat on the power play and penalty kill.

Nickname - “Sully”

14-year NHL veteran has played nearly 900 career games with New Jersey, Toronto, Chicago and Nashville.

Won the 2009 Bill Masterton Award, given “to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey” for returning to the ice after missing the entire 2007-08 season and 142 straight games (153 including playoffs) due to a back injury. Became the 3rd player in post-World War II era to miss more than 600 days due to injury and return to action (Mario Lemieux, Penguins; Jim Peplinski, Calgary).

Has totaled nearly 700 points in his career (682) and has posted a plus-104 rating.

A 2-time 30-goal scorer (34 in 2000-01 with Chicago; 31 in 2005-06 with Nashville), and 8-time 20-goal scorer.

Posted 60-plus points 7 times, with a career-high 75 points in 2000-01 with Chicago.

Scored the fastest 3 goals (5:56) in Nashville history with his 6th career hat trick Dec. 14, 2006 vs. Ottawa.

Originally drafted by New Jersey in the 9th round (233rd overall) of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft.

Alternate captain for Team Canada at 2000 and ‘01 World Championships.

Scored a goal in NHL debut Feb. 23, 1996 vs. Montreal while playing for New Jersey.

Played 2-plus seasons with Albany of the American Hockey League from 1994-97, winning the Calder Cup championship in 1995.

Appeared in 1995 and ‘96 AHL All-Star Games (First-Team All-Star in ‘96).

Played 2 seasons with Sault Ste. Marie of the Ontario Hockey League from 1992-94. Won Memorial Cup championship in 1993.

Fluent in English and French.

Holds yearly golf tournament for KidSport, a charity in his hometown.

Chose No. 26 because his cousin (Bob Sullivan) wore it with the NHL’s Hartford Whalers in 1982-83.

Married (Kristen); 3 sons (Aidyn, Garner, Drake); 1 daughter (Karlisle).

Signed through 2011-12 season.