Steve Ott ( born August 19, 1982 in Summerside, Prince Edward Iceland ) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player on the position of the center who plays for the St. Louis Blues of the National Hockey League in March 2014.
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Steve Ott was drafted in the NHL Entry Draft in 2000 to 25 out of the Dallas Stars, after he had begun his career in the junior league Ontario Hockey League with the Windsor Spitfires in the season before. As a result of the draft, the striker stayed two more seasons in Windsor and received the 2002/03 season his first professional contract by the stars. He also represented the Canadian junior team at the Junior World Championships in 2001 and 2002. He won this one silver and one bronze medal.
After playing for a short time in the American Hockey League with the Utah Grizzlies, he managed during the year, the leap into the NHL team the Stars. During the 2004/ 05 lockout season he again played in the AHL for the Hamilton Bulldogs and made with 279 penalty minutes a new team - season record. In the season 2006/ 07 Ott was one of many casualties in the crew of the Dallas Stars and could therefore only 19 games contest.
On February 28, 2014 Steve Ott was traded along with Ryan Miller to the St. Louis Blues. The Buffalo Sabres received in return the goalkeeper Jaroslav Halak and forward Chris Stewart, and the Prospect William Carrier and two draft picks.
Steve Ott is to assess the type of player here as an agitator. His playing style includes a very aggressive nature and to provoke the enemy by some unfair actions. Also, he is regarded as a good pugilist. However, Ott also stands out for good skating properties and is also a prolific power forward. Its for this type of player unusually high draft position underscores this.
Awards and achievements
- 2000 CHL Top Prospects Game
- 2001 OHL Third All-Star Team
- 2001 CHL Second All-Star Team
- 2002 OHL Second All-Star Team
- 2001 bronze medal at the U20 World Junior Championships
- 2002 Silver medal at the U20 World Junior Championships
Represented Canada at:
- U20 Junior World Championship 2001
- U20 Junior World Cup 2002
- World Cup 2010
( Key to Career statistics: Sp or GP = Games Played, T or G = goals scored, V or A = achieved assists; Pts or Pts = scored points scorer, SM or PIM = received penalty minutes, / - = Plus / Minus balance sheet; PP = scored majority gates; SH = scored shorthanded goals, GW = achieved victory gates; Play-downs/Relegation 1 )