|Stephen H. Sullivan
Height: 5' 8", Weight: 161 pounds
Born: 7.6.74 Timmins, Ontario
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs with Jason Smith and the rights to Alyn McCauley
for Doug Gilmour, Dave Ellett, and Devils' 4th round pick in the 1999 E.D., 2.25.97
How he returned: Traded by the Phoenix Coyotes for Devils' 7th round pick in the 2014 E.D., 4.3.13
How he left again: Still Active With The Devils
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Sullivan had the speed, the skill, and the scoring touch coming out of juniors. His size was of a little bit of concern,
No matter, though. He still put up 2 30-goal seasons with the Albany River Rats, as well as put up some good numbers
for the few amount of games he played in New Jersey.
The trade to the Maple Leafs did allow him to become a fulltime NHLer and he had put up some good numbers with
them, as well. They made the mistake of waiving him, though, and the Chicago Blackhawks reaped the rewards. He
had remained consistently a 20-goal scorer in his entire career, twice reaching 30: in 00-01 with the Hawks (34), and
05-06 with the Nashville Predators (31).
He was having another very good season in 06-07 with the Preds when he would sustain a serious back injury on
February 22. It resulted in him sitting out the rest of that season and the entire 07-08 campaign. He would finally return
against his old team, the Blackhawks, on January 10, 2009, and was able to amass 32 points for the remainder of the
season. His successful return would lead to him being a candidate for (and winning) the Masterton Trophy.
He did return to the Devils in a trade in 2014 to try and provide more scoring for an offensively struggling team, but it
was clear that his better days were behind him.
After he retired, he rejoined the Coyotes as a player developmental coach.
|Entry Draft: 1994 Ninth Round Pick (233rd overall) by the
New Jersey Devils