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|1978 NHL DRAFT PICK|
Selected in 11th round
No. 176 overall by New York Rangers
Height: 5-11 Weight: 165
|BEFORE THE DRAFT|
Northern Michigan (CCHA)
Birthplace: Scarborough, Ontario (Canada)
PRE-DRAFT AWARDS AND HONORS
Northern Michigan Most Improved Player: 1977-78
Miscellaneous: Played on Northern Michigan's first Division I hockey
team in 1976-77.
| Debut: April 2, 1981 (N.Y. Rangers at N.Y.
Numbers: 31 (N.Y. Rangers); 31 (Hartford); 31,
(Van.); 1 (NYI); 1 (Los Angeles); 1 (Ottawa)
Cup: Never won. Playing Status: Retired February 12, 1993
|CAREER NHL STATISTICS|
NYR, Hart., Van.|
NYI, L.A., Ottawa
|CAREER NHL PLAYOFF STATISTICS|
NYR, Hart., Van.||12
AWARDS AND HONORS
1992-93: Played on Ottawa Senators expansion team.
Scouting Career: Named Carolina pro scout prior to 1997-98 season and
remained in that position until June 26, 2001.
Coaching Career: Named Hartford organizational goaltending instructor
on Feb. 12, 1993, shifted title to goaltending consultant in 1994, and
remained in that position through 1995 season. ... Named Hartford assistant
coach prior to 1995-96 season and remained in that position through 1996-97
season. ... Named Carolina goaltending coach prior to 1997-98 season and
remained in that position until June 26, 2001. ... Named Atlanta assistant
coach on June 26, 2001, and remained in that position through 2006-07 season.
Miscellaneous: Wore No. 35 for Hartford in 1984-85 preseason. ... Tied Hartford/Carolina franchise
records (since broken) for most consecutive losses (6) and most consecutive
wins (4) in 1984-85. ... Set Hartford/Carolina franchise record (since broken)
for longest road shutout sequence (99:06) in 1984-85. ... Became first
Vancouver goalie to be named NHL Player of Week when he achieved honor for
week of Nov. 21, 1988. ... Traded by Vancouver to Buffalo in
exchange for future considerations on March 5, 1991, but never played for
parent team. ... Missed part of 1991-92 season with back spasms, an injury
suffered in March 1992. ... Signed with Washington as unrestricted free agent on June 16,
1992, but never played for parent team, which traded him to Ottawa on Aug. 13,
|Post-Draft Teams: Northern Michigan (CCHA);
New Haven (AHL); Tulsa (CHL); Binghamton (AHL); Milwaukee (IHL)|
World Championships: 1985
AWARDS AND HONORS
NCAA Tournament All-Star First Team: 1980 (Northern Michigan)
CCHA Player of Year: 1979-80 (Northern Michigan)
CCHA All-Star First Team: 1979-80 (Northern Michigan)
CCHA All-Star Second Team: 1978-79 (Northern Michigan)
CCHA All-Academic First Team: 1979-80 (Northern Michigan)
Senior East-West All-Star Game: 1980 (Northern Michigan)
Northern Michigan MVP: 1978-79, 1979-80
Northern Michigan Coaches Academic Award: 1978-79, 1979-80
Northern Michigan Tri-Captain: 1979-80
Northern Michigan Records: Lowest career goals-against average (3.35),
highest career save percentage (.899), best career winning percentage (.690),
highest season save percentage (.910 in 1979-80)
CCHA Goals-Against Average Leader: 1979-80 (N. Mich.) (2.95)
1983-84: Played three regular-season games for Tulsa team that went on
to win CHL playoff title, but was not with team during postseason.
1984-85: Played on AHL regular-season champion (Binghamton).
Education: Majored in conservation at Northern Michigan University.
Miscellaneous: Took flying lessons to obtain pilot's license during
off-seasons of his playing days.
Personal: Full name is Stephen K. Weeks.
|HOW HE GOT AWAY|
|TRADE: N.Y. Rangers traded Weeks to Hartford
in exchange for future considerations (conditional draft pick) on September 5, 1984.
The deal called for N.Y. Rangers to get Hartford's 1986 second-round pick if
Weeks won a combined 25 ergular-season and playoff games in 1984-85 and
1985-86, and a 1986 third-round pick if Weeks did not reach 25 wins. Weeks won
a total of 23 games, and the deal was completed when N.Y. Rangers received
1986 third-round pick (Shaun Clouston).||
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