Steve Downie (born April 3, 1987) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player. Downie grew up in Holland Landing, Ontario.
Downie was selected in the first round, 29th overall, in the 2005 NHL Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers.
In his first full professional season in 2007–08, Downie's professional career got off to an inauspicious start during a preseason game against the Ottawa Senators on September 25, 2007. He was involved in an incident in which he checked unsuspecting left winger Dean McAmmond into the boards, while his feet were off the ice. Downie was suspended by the NHL for 20 games three days later for deliberate injury to McAmmond, as the NHL were cracking down on any play resulting in a head injury. To date, it is the fifth longest suspension given by the league.
In the 2009–10 season, Downie also became the first player since Theo Fleury in 2002, to notch 20 goals and over 200 penalty minutes in a single season.
Steve Downie Regular season and playoffs stats
|2008–09||Tampa Bay Lightning||23||3||3||6||54||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Tampa Bay Lightning||79||22||24||46||208||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Tampa Bay Lightning||57||10||22||32||171||17||2||12||14||40|
|2011–12||Tampa Bay Lightning||55||12||16||28||121||—||—||—||—||—|
|NHL season totals||268||55||70||125||5||749||13.7|