R. Steve Kelly
Center
Left-Handed Shot
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 210 pounds
Born: 10.26.76 Vancouver, British Columbia
How he arrived: Traded by the Tampa Bay Lightning for Devils' 7th round pick in the 2000 E.D.,
10.7.99
How he left: Traded to the Los Angeles Kings to complete trade that sent Bob Corkum to New
Jersey on 2.23.01, 2.27.01
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1999-2000
NJ
1
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
2000-01
NJ
24
2
2
4
0
21
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
25
2
2
4
0
21
18
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Kelly saw few games in his NHL career. He was predominantly a minor leaguer, seeing games with AHL and IHL
affiliates for Edmonton, Tampa Bay, the Devils, of course, the Kings, and the Minnesota Wild. Unfortunate, too, that
he wasn't given much of a shot; he was a good playmaker who could skate.

He did play in New Jersey long enough at the right time, though, to get his name on the Stanley Cup when the Devils
won in 2000.

When the lockout materialized, he opted to play in Germany that season. He stayed over there until 07-08, when the
Wild came calling and signed to play for the Houston Aeros.

Add one more AHL affiliate to the list for 08-09; that year, he played for the Syracuse Crunch, the farm team for
the Columbus Blue Jackets at the time. That would be his last year of playing.

He had become a cop in the Calgary area after retirement.
Entry Draft: 1995 First Round Pick (6th overall) by the
Edmonton Oilers
Year
Team
GP
G
A
Pts.
+/-
PIM
SOG
PPG
PPA
PPP
SHG
SHA
SHP
GWG
1999-2000
NJ
10
0
0
0
-1
4
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Franchise
Career Totals
 
10
0
0
0
-1
4
5
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Playoff Statistics with the Franchise
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