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20 David Steckel C
Height/Weight: 6-6/215 | Birthdate: 3/15/1982 | Birthplace: Westbend, WI, USA | Team: Anaheim Ducks | College: Ohio State | NHL Experience: 8 | Salary: $1,100,000 | Owned/Started%: 0/0
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2/5/2014

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David Steckel

Ducks Reassign Steckel

News: The Ducks reassigned David Steckel to AHL Norfolk on Wednesday.
Analysis: David Steckel will be replaced by Emerson Etem, who was recalled Wednesday, on the Ducks roster. Steckel failed to crack the score sheet in six games with the Ducks before being demoted again.

2/1/2014

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David Steckel

Ducks Recall Steckel

News: David Steckel was recalled from AHL Norfolk on Saturday, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: He'll be on hand as insurance in the event that Nick Bonino (upper body) can't go Saturday. David Steckel has previously appeared in four games for the Ducks this season, logging no points while averaging just over 10 minutes of ice time.

12/13/2013

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David Steckel

Ducks Reassign Steckel

News: The Ducks reassigned David Steckel to AHL Norfolk on Thursday.
Analysis: David Steckel has only suited up in four games for the Ducks this season, collecting zero points, so he'll return to Norfolk, where he has two goals and two assists in 13 games.

12/6/2013

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David Steckel

Ducks Recall Steckel

News: The Ducks recalled David Steckel from AHL Norfolk on Thursday, Curtis Zupke of NHL.com reports.
Analysis: With Mathieu Perreault (lower body) reportedly sidelined for Friday's game, the Ducks called up David Steckel to fill the gap at the center position. Steckel has recorded three goals and three assists in 17 games with AHL Iowa and AHL Norfolk this season.

10/28/2013

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David Steckel

Ducks Sign Steckel To Minor-League Deal

News: David Steckel agreed to a minor-league contract with the Ducks on Monday, the Star Tribune's Michael Russo reports.
Analysis: David Steckel spent training camp on the Wild roster, but was released prior to the season. He'll play with the Ducks' AHL affiliate in Norfolk for the time being.

9/27/2013

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David Steckel

Wild Release Steckel From Tryout Contract

News: David Steckel has been released from his tryout contract with the Wild, the Minneapolis Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: He's likely to remain with the Wild organization and sign a contract with Iowa of the AHL, which would enable him to sign with another NHL team at any point.

9/9/2013

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David Steckel

Steckel To Tryout With Wild

News: David Steckel will try out for the Wild in training camp, the Star Tribune reports.
Analysis: David Steckel played in 34 games in the 2012-13 season for the Maple Leafs and Ducks, totaling one goal and added six assists. The eight-year vet will be battling for a fourth-line spot at center.

5/8/2013

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David Steckel

Steckel Registers Assist In Ducks Win

News: David Steckel picked up an assist in the first period of the Ducks' 3-2 overtime victory over the Red Wings in Game 5 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Wednesday.
Analysis: After a slow start to the postseason, David Steckel has picked it up with points in each of the Ducks' last two playoff games.

5/6/2013

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David Steckel

Steckel Scores In Ducks' Loss

News: David Steckel scored a goal in the third period of the Ducks' 3-2 overtime loss to the Red Wings in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs on Monday.
Analysis: The Ducks have to be happy to see David Steckel score, as Monday's goal is his first point of the playoffs.

4/26/2013

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David Steckel

Steckel Gets Assist In Ducks' Victory

News: David Steckel picked up an assist during the second period of the Ducks' 3-1 defeat of the Canucks on Thursday.
Analysis: Thursday's assist is David Steckel's sixth point in his 20 games with the Ducks and his third point in his last five games. This recent productivity further indicates that Steckel is becoming more comfortable as a Duck and, as a result, will see increased ice time in the near future.

4/22/2013

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David Steckel

Steckel Logs Assist In Ducks' Win

News: David Steckel was credited with an assist during the first period of the Ducks' 3-0 shutout of the Oilers on Monday.
Analysis: Monday's assist is a positive sign for David Steckel, as he continues to get accustomed to the Ducks' style of play.

4/17/2013

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David Steckel

Steckel Scores In Ducks' Loss

News: David Steckel scored a goal in the third period of the Ducks' 3-2 overtime loss to the Blue Jackets on Wednesday.
Analysis: David Steckel's goal is his first since becoming a Duck and snaps a three-game-long pointless streak.

4/8/2013

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David Steckel

Steckel Logs Assist In Ducks' Victory

News: David Steckel registered an assist in the first period of the Ducks' 4-3 shootout victory over the Kings on Sunday.
Analysis: The fact that David Steckel now has assists in two consecutive games further indicates that he is starting to find his rhythm as a Duck.

4/6/2013

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David Steckel

Steckel Registers Assist In Ducks' Loss

News: David Steckel was credited with an assist in the first period of the Ducks' 3-1 loss to the Stars on Friday.
Analysis: Friday's assist gives David Steckel his second point as a Duck, in his 11th game with the team. If this assist is a sign that he is becoming more comfortable with the Ducks' style of play, Steckel will likely see more ice time and increased productivity as a result.

4/3/2013

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David Steckel

Ducks' Steckel (Illness) Out Wednesday

News: David Steckel (illness) will not play Wednesday against the Stars, Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register reports.
Analysis: David Steckel is reportedly battling the flu, so consider him day-to-day heading into Friday's tilt against Dallas.

3/15/2013

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David Steckel

Leafs Trade Steckel To Ducks

News: The Maple Leafs traded David Steckel to the Ducks on Friday in exchange Ryan Lasch and Anaheim's seventh-round pick in the 2014 Entry Draft, Jonas Siegel of TSN Radio 1050 reports.
Analysis: The Leafs opened a spot on the roster for Joffrey Lupul (forearm), who is expected back Saturday, by shipping David Steckel off for a minor-leaguer and a draft pick. Steckel may see more opportunities with his new club, but his career stats (32 goals, 41 assists in 398 games) don't suggest he'll become a major fantasy factor.

4/5/2012

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David Steckel

Leafs Should Get Steckel Back

News: David Steckel is likely to return from an MCL injury Thursday when the Leafs take on the Lightning, according to TSN.ca. He's missed the last three games.
Analysis: Consider David Steckel probable at the time, with him slated to skate on the third line with Tim Connolly and Mike Brown as the Leafs play out the string.

4/2/2012

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David Steckel

Toronto's Steckel Briefly Rejoins Practice

News: David Steckel (partially torn MCL) briefly rejoined practice Monday, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: The center, who has accumulated just 12 points in 74 regular season games to date, is hopeful to return for Saturday's regular season finale against Montreal.

3/30/2012

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David Steckel

Partial MCL Tear For Toronto's Steckel

News: David Steckel has a partially torn MCL, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: The team hasn't declared him any worse than day-to-day, but it's difficult to see David Steckel playing especially soon.

3/29/2012

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David Steckel

Toronto's Steckel Questionable Thursday

News: David Steckel (lower body) is questionable for Thursday's game against Philadelphia, Toronto Globe & Mail writer James Mirtle reports.
Analysis: David Steckel is undergoing an MRI on Thursday, though it's not clear what particular area is being examined.

2/7/2012

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David Steckel

Leafs' Steckel Playing Through Foot Injury

News: David Steckel (foot) played 12:11 and was minus-1 with two hits in Monday's game against the Oilers.
Analysis: He's collected just eight points in 50 games with the Leafs this season and ultimately isn't worth considering in most formats despite the fact that seven of those eight points have come in the form of goals.

2/3/2012

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David Steckel

Toronto's Steckel Questionable For Saturday

News: David Steckel (foot) is questionable for Saturday's game against Ottawa, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: David Steckel is still sore from the shot he took to the foot during Wednesday night's game.

12/24/2011

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David Steckel

Leafs' Steckel Plays In Back-To-Back After Bronchitis

News: David Steckel, who potted a goal in his return to the lineup Thursday from a case of bronchitis, was held scoreless and a minus-2 Friday night against the Islanders.
Analysis: With six goals through 32 games, it's unlikely that David Steckel's contributions can make a decent play in your format. He's averaging 13:11 per game to this point, but Steckel rarely sees time with the man advantage and has minimal upside as a result.

12/19/2011

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David Steckel

Steckel To Miss Leafs' Game Monday

News: David Steckel will miss his second consecutive game Monday as he looks to recover from a bout of bronchitis, TSN.ca reports.
Analysis: The Leafs are fairly healthy up front, so this isn't a huge loss especially since it seems like a short-term one. Jay Rosehill will take David Steckel's spot on the fourth line Monday.

12/17/2011

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David Steckel

Leafs' Steckel Scratched

News: David Steckel was scratched Saturday to allow the Leafs to activate Keith Aulie, reports Jonas Siegel of TSN1050 of Toronto.
Analysis: David Steckel doesn't provide traditional fantasy value and lately, his broken digit has really lowered his faceoff winning percentage.