Steve Larmer

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Steve Larmer
Born (1961-06-16) June 16, 1961 (age 57)
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight 190 lb (86 kg; 13 st 8 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Left
Played for Chicago Blackhawks
New York Rangers
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 120th overall, 1980
Chicago Black Hawks
Playing career 1980–1995

Steven Donald Larmer (born June 16, 1961) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey forward. He is the brother of Jeff Larmer.

Steve Larmer played in the NHL for the Chicago Blackhawks and New York Rangers and was known as one of the NHL's best power forwards of that era. He won the 1983 Calder Memorial Trophy as well as being named to the NHL All-Rookie Team that year. From 1982 to 1993, Larmer played in 884 consecutive games for the Blackhawks, an NHL record for most consecutive games played with the same team, and the third longest consecutive-games streak in league history. He had a chance at breaking Doug Jarvis' record for consecutive games played but a contract dispute in 1994 officially ended his streak. Larmer was selected to play in Pittsburgh in the 1990 All-Star Game, and in Chicago's 1991 All-Star Game as well. In the 1990-91 season he was a one time hart trophy nominee (5th) for NHL league MVP. Larmer was also great at both ends of the ice as he was a five time Frank J. Selke Trophy nominee as best defensive forward in the league. He won a Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994, where he served as alternate captain, and scored his 1000th point and played in his 1000th game in 1994–95, his final season.

Larmer was a member of the 1991 Canada Cup team for Canada and played on team's top line with Wayne Gretzky where Steve led the entire competition in goals (6) and ranked second in points (11) behind only Wayne Gretzky.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1977–78 Peterborough Petes OMJHL 62 24 17 41 51 18 5 7 12 27
1978–79 Niagara Falls Flyers OMJHL 66 37 47 84 108 20 11 13 24 43
1979–80 Niagara Falls Flyers OMJHL 67 45 69 114 71 10 5 9 14 15
1980–81 Niagara Falls Flyers OHL 61 55 78 133 73 12 13 8 21 24
1980–81 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 4 0 1 1 0
1981–82 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 3 0 0 0 0
1981–82 New Brunswick Hawks AHL 74 38 44 82 46 15 6 6 12 0
1982–83 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 43 47 90 28 11 5 7 12 8
1983–84 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 35 40 75 34 5 2 2 4 7
1984–85 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 46 40 86 16 15 9 13 22 14
1985–86 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 80 31 45 76 47 3 0 3 3 4
1986–87 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 28 56 84 22 4 0 0 0 2
1987–88 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 41 48 89 42 5 1 6 7 0
1988–89 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 43 44 87 54 16 8 9 17 22
1989–90 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 31 59 90 40 20 7 15 22 8
1990–91 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 44 57 101 79 6 5 1 6 4
1991–92 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 80 29 45 74 65 18 8 7 15 6
1992–93 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 84 35 35 70 48 4 0 3 3 0
1993–94 New York Rangers NHL 68 21 39 60 41 21 9 7 16 14
1994–95 New York Rangers NHL 47 14 15 29 16 10 2 2 4 6
OMJHL/OHL totals 256 161 211 372 303 60 34 37 71 104
NHL totals 1006 441 571 1012 532 140 56 75 131 95

Awards and achievements

Individual Awards

Team Awards

Medal record
Representing  Canada
Ice hockey
Canada Cup
Gold medal – first place 1991 Canada Ice Hockey
World Championships
Silver medal – second place 1991 Canada

NHL Accolades

  • Led NHL in Games Played for 11 Consecutive Seasons (1982-83 - 1992-1993)
  • Led NHL in Shooting % with 31.3% (1990–91)
  • 1 time Top 10 in Goals (1984–85)
  • 1 time Top 10 in Assists (1986–87)
  • 1 time Top 10 in Points (1990–91)
  • 3 times Top 10 in Shorthanded Goals (1987–88) (1992–93) (1993–94)
  • 4 time Top 10 in Power-Play Goals (1984–85) (1987–88) (1988–89) (1990–91)
  • 2 time Top 10 on Plus/Minus (1982–83) (1990–91)
  • 2 time Top 10 in Game Winning Goals (1982–83) (1990–91)
  • 3 time Top 10 in Hat Tricks (1982–83) (1991–92) (1992–93)
  • 1 time Top 10 in Shooting % (1984–85)
  • 5 times (+20 Plus/Minus)
  • 9 times (30+ Goals)
  • 5 times (40+ Goals)
  • 10 times (40+ Assists)
  • 3 times (55+ Assists)
  • 11 times (70+ Points)
  • 9 times (75+ Points)
  • 7 times (80+ Points)
  • 3 times (90+ Points)
  • 1 time (100+ Points)
  • 9 Hat Tricks (Regular Season)

NHL Records

  • Most Game Winning Goals by a Rookie in a Single Season (9)
  • Most Consecutive Games Played by a Right Winger in Regular Season History (884)

See also

References

  • Kreiser, John and Friedman, Lou (1996), "The New York Rangers", Sports Publishing LLC, ISBN 1-57167-041-6, ISBN 978-1-57167-041-0

External links

  • Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
Preceded by
Dale Hawerchuk
Winner of the Calder Memorial Trophy
1983
Succeeded by
Tom Barrasso


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