Steve Downie (RW)
Draft: 2005, Philadelphia Flyers, Round 1 (29th overall)
Acquired: By the Tampa Bay Lightning with Steve Eminger and a 2009 fourth-round pick from the Philadelphia Flyers for Matt Carle and a 2009 third-round pick on November 7, 2008
Led Norfolk (AHL) with 1.09 points per game in 2008-09…Led Norfolk (AHL) with a .157 shooting percentage in 2008-09 (among players with 50 or more shots)…Returned from suspension on 04/11/09 at Wilkes-Barre/Scranton…Suspended 20 games by the AHL on 03/05/09 for an incident in Hershey on 02/28/09…Recalled from loan by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 01/26/09 and returned to Norfolk on 02/21/09 (Appeared in 11 games with the Lightning, scoring one goal and two assists with 34 PIM)…Scored a goal in his 50th career NHL game on 01/21/09 with Tampa Bay versus Buffalo…Recalled from loan by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 01/14/09 and returned to Norfolk (AHL) on 01/22/09 (Appeared in four games with the Lightning, scoring a goal and an assist with four PIM)…Netted two goals and an assist for #1 star honors on 01/10/09 vs. Manchester…Named to the Canadian AHL All-Star Team for the AHL All-Star Classic, Presented by Charter Communications, on 01/06/09 but did not play due to NHL recall…Registered the game-winning goal on 01/03/09 at Portland...Had an eight-game scoring streak (5G, 10A) from 11/16 – 12/27/08…Netted his first professional hat trick on 12/27/07 vs. Philadelphia for #1 star honors…Had a goal and an assist for points in his sixth straight game with Norfolk on 12/19/08 vs. Albany…Had assists in four straight games (8A) with Norfolk from 11/16 – 12/13/08…Tied a Norfolk franchise record with four assists on 12/13/08 vs. Bridgeport for #2 star honors…Scored his first Lightning point with a goal on 12/02/08 at Philadelphia…Made his Lightning debut on 11/28/08 at Minnesota…Recalled from loan by Tampa Bay (NHL) on 11/27/08 and returned to Norfolk (AHL) on 12/12/08 (Appeared in 8 games with the Lightning, scoring one goal and registering 16 penalty minutes)…Registered three assists on 11/11/08 at Lowell – his first Norfolk points … Made his Norfolk debut on 11/08/08 vs. Rockford, registering nine penalty minutes … Prior to the trade, posted one goal and seven assists with 23 penalty minutes in four games with the Philadelphia Phantoms (AHL) … Prior to the trade, posted three goals and five assists with 13 PIM and a +5 rating in four career games against the Admirals (all at Scope) … Prior to the trade, posted 11 penalty minutes in six games with the Philadelphia Flyers (NHL) … Recalled from loan by Philadelphia (NHL) on 11/01/08 and returned to Philadelphia (AHL) on 11/03/08 … Appeared in one game with the Flyers, going scoreless with two penalty minutes … Recalled from loan by Philadelphia (NHL) on 10/30/08 and returned to Philadelphia (AHL) on 10/31/08 … Appeared in one game with the Flyers, going scoreless with no penalty minutes … Notched four assists with Philadelphia at Norfolk on 10/31/08, tying the Admirals’ franchise mark for assists by an opponent … Loaned to Philadelphia (AHL) by Philadelphia (NHL) on 10/20/08 … Began the season with the Flyers, appearing in four games with no points and nine penalty minutes.
2007-08: Notched his first Stanley Cup Playoff point with an assist on 04/24/08 with the Flyers at Montréal … Made his Stanley Cup Playoffs debut on 04/22/08 with the Flyers at Washington, registering 4 PIM … Scored his first NHL goal in a 3-2 win with the Flyers at Toronto on 01/05/08 (Andrew Raycroft) … Scored two goals and was named first star in a 6-3 win with the Phantoms at Norfolk on 12/28/07 … Made his NHL debut 12/05/07 with the Flyers at Minnesota … Scored his first professional goal on 11/21/07 with the Phantoms at Norfolk … Made ineligible by AHL on 10/02/07 through 11/03/07 … Suspended 20 games by NHL on 09/28/07 for hit in preseason game with Flyers vs. Ottawa on 09/28/07. 2006-07: Made his pro debut on 04/15/07 with the Phantoms vs. Hershey.
2006-07: Named to the 2006-07 OHL Western Conference All-Star Team … Traded to Kitchener from Peterborough on 01/08/07 … Won his second gold medal with the Canadian squad at the 2007 World Junior Championships … Named OHL Player of the Month for November 2006 after leading the OHL in scoring for the month with 14 goals and 17 assists for 31 points in just 13 games … Chosen as Peterborough team captain in early October 2007 … Saw three games of action with the Flyers during the 2006-07 exhibition season. 2005-06: Helped Peterborough to the 2005-06 OHL championship with six goals and 15 assists for 21 points in 19 playoff games … Played on the gold-medal-winning Canadian squad at the 2006 World Junior Championships … Named to the 2005-06 OHL Eastern Conference All-Star Team … Traded to Peterborough from Windsor on 11/09/05. 2003-04: Selected by Windsor in the first round (16th overall) of the 2003 OHL Priority Draft.