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{{Infobox Ice Hockey Player
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| position = [[Center (ice hockey)|Center]]
| shoots = Right
| height_ft = 6
| height_in = 0
| weight_lb = 172
| team = [[New York Rangers]]
| league = [[National Hockey League|NHL]]
| prospect_team = [[University of Wisconsin|Wisconsin Badgers]]
| prospect_league = [[Western Collegiate Hockey Association|WCHA]]
| ntl_team = United States
| birth_date = {{birth date and age|mf=yes|1990|6|18}}
| birth_place = [[Hastings, Minnesota|Hastings]], [[Minnesota|MN]], [[United States|U.S.]]
| career_start = TBD
| draft = 2nd round (51st overall)
| draft_year = 2008
| draft_team = [[New York Rangers]]
'''Derek Stepan''' (born June 18, 1990) is an [[United States|American]] [[ice hockey]] player. He was drafted in the 2nd round, 51st overall, by the [[New York Rangers]] in the [[2008 NHL Entry Draft]] and enrolled in August 2008 as a freshman for the [[University of Wisconsin|Wisconsin]] Badgers of the [[Western Collegiate Hockey Association|WCHA]].
==Personal Life==
Derek was born into a hockey family, as his father, Brad Stepan, was also a draft pick of the Rangers in the [[1985 NHL Entry Draft]]. Showing an excellence for hockey as a young age, he was fortunate enough to land a spot on the roster of the prestigious [[Shattuck-Saint Mary's]] (SSM) hockey team. SSM had rostered future [[National Hockey League|NHL]] all-stars such as [[Sidney Crosby]], [[Zach Parise]], and [[Jonathan Toews]]. At the powerhouse hockey team, he scored 81 points in his junior season. He followed that up with 111 points (44 goals and 67 assists) in his senior season, leading the team and closing out a very successful prep career.
==International Play==
At the [[2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships|2010 IIHF World U20 Championships]], he was the [[Captain (ice hockey)|captain]] of the United States team and led the tournament in scoring with 4 goals and 10 assists in 7 games, leading to an all-star team selection. He captained the United States to win their second gold medal ever by defeating Canada in overtime.
*Won a [[World Junior Ice Hockey Championships|World Junior]] gold medal with [[United States men's national junior ice hockey team|Team USA]] in [[2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships|2010]].
*Named to the [[World Junior Ice Hockey Championships|World Junior]] all-star team in [[2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships|2010]].
==Career statistics==
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|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#e0e0e0"
! Year
! Team
! League
! GP
! G
! A
! Pts
! +/-
| 2008-2009
| [[University of Wisconsin|Wisconsin]]
| [[Western Collegiate Hockey Association|WCHA]]
| 40||9||24||33||6||
{| border="0" cellpadding="1" cellspacing="0" width="40%" style="text-align:center"
|- ALIGN="center" bgcolor="#e0e0e0"
! Year
! Team
! Event
! Result
! rowspan="99" bgcolor="#ffffff" |  
! GP
! G
! A
! Pts
! +/-
| [[2010 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships|2010]]
| [[United States national men's ice hockey team|United States]]
| [[IIHF World U20 Championship|WJC]]
| {{goca}}
| 7
| 4
| 10
| 14
| 4
| +9
== External links ==
{{DEFAULTSORT:Stepan, Derek}}
[[Category:Born in 1990]]
[[Category:American hockey players]]
[[Category:New York Rangers draft picks]]
[[Category:Wisconsin Badgers players]]

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