September 10, 2007 |
One of the Flyers' most intriguing prospects reported to rookie camp yesterday at the Skate Zone in Voorhees with a mended shoulder and a new frame of mind. Right winger Steve Downie, the Flyers' first-round draft choice in 2005, might not make the roster out of training camp, but he certainly figures in the team's future. The 20-year-old Downie, who had surgery in late April to repair a torn labrum in his right shoulder, said he was feeling fine physically. In the past, his physical tools were never questioned, but Downie's fiery personality has resulted in several suspensions.
July 31, 2005 |
It was snowing heavily at 5:30 that winter morning in Everett, Ontario, when John Downie lost control of his car while driving his son to hockey practice. Steve Downie, age 7, was sitting in the front seat of the car and walked away with nary a scratch on him. His father died at the scene. "It was an unfortunate car accident, but Steven wasn't hurt at all," recalled Ann Downie, his mother. "It said something right there. He always had that passion to play hockey. " Yesterday, the 18-year-old was watching the NHL draft on television in Queensville, Ontario, when he was stunned to hear that the Flyers had selected him at No. 29 in the first round.
October 20, 2008 |
The Flyers sent Steve Downie, a first-round draft pick in 2005, and Jared Ross down to the Phantoms today, according to general manager Paul Holmgren. Downie, 21, was scoreless in four games this season for the Flyers. He played 32 games for the Flyers last season and 21 games for the Phantoms, the Flyers' AHL affiliate. Ross, 26, was the only American on the Flyers' roster. He was scoreless in two games this season.
November 6, 2008 |
Jared Ross scored two goals as the Phantoms beat the Lowell Devils, 3-1, last night to become the 15th franchise in the history of the American Hockey League to win 500 games. Steve Downie had two assists in the win and now has six assists in the last two games. Patrick Maroon also scored for the winners. Jean-Sebastien Aubin turned away 31 shots to earn the victory in goal. The Phantoms, who are in their 12th season, are the sixth active team to reach the 500-win plateau.
November 22, 2007 |
The Norfolk Admirals erupted for five goals in the first period last night on the way to a 7-3 victory over the Phantoms in the American Hockey League. Blair Jones scored twice and Kyle Wanvig, Jeff Campbell and Craig MacDonald added goals as Norfolk (6-10-0-2) surged to a 5-0 lead. The Admirals increased their advantage to 6-0 on Norm Milley's second-period goal before Philadelphia rallied. Steve Downie, Jared Ross and Alexandre Picard scored for the Phantoms (14-3-1)
January 1, 2008 |
The Hershey Bears jumped to a 2-0 lead in the first period, then clamped down on the Phantoms to post a 2-1 victory in the AHL last night. Grant Potulny scored eight seconds into the game for the Bears. Kyle Wilson made it 2-0 at 4 minutes, 20 seconds of the first. Steve Downie scored the only goal for the Phantoms (22-10-1) at 8:11 of the first period. Daren Machesney stopped 22 shots for the Bears (19-12-0). Brian Boucher turned away 22 shots for the Phantoms, whose East Division lead over the Albany River Rats remained at three points.
January 30, 2014 |
After he was a healthy scratch in the previous game, winger Steve Downie returned to the lineup Tuesday against Detroit and was placed on the third line for the first time since Jan. 11. Downie was reunited with Sean Couturier and Matt Read, a highly effective trio for most of December. "I'm looking for him to be an intense hockey player," coach Craig Berube said after Tuesday's morning skate. "The Steve Downie I know wins one-on-one battles in the corner, comes up with loose pucks, is strong on the puck, and has a heavy stick.
November 3, 2013 |
Forwards Vinny Lecavalier and Steve Downie were injured in fights during Friday night's 7-0 loss to the Washington Capitals and will not play Saturday in New Jersey, GM Paul Holmgren said Downie, in his first game after being acquired Thursday, suffered a concussion in a fight with Aaron Volpatti, and Lecavalier absorbed facial injuries, Holmgren said. Lecavalier may have lost some teeth in his bout with Steve Oleksy. Downie was rushed to Pennsylvania Hospital for for further tests and observation, according to Holmgren.
June 22, 2012
Flyers' first-rounders Flyers' low first-round draft pick history since 2000: No. 11 overall 2003: Jeff Carter: 516 GP, 202 G, 175 A. Traded to Columbus on June 23, 2011. No. 19 overall 2008: Luca Sbisa: 195 GP, 7 G, 35 A. Traded to Anaheim on June 26, 2009. No. 22 overall 2006: Claude Giroux: 285 GP, 78 G, 165 A. No. 24 overall 2003: Mike Richards: 527 GP, 151 G, 242 A. Traded to Los Angeles on June 23, 2011.
April 9, 2014 |
SUNRISE, Fla. - Flyers winger Zac Rinaldo received a four-game suspension from the NHL on Monday and will miss the rest of the regular season. Rinaldo was suspended for an illegal check to the head of Buffalo defenseman Chad Ruhwedel in the third period of a 5-2 victory Sunday at the Wells Fargo Center. "While we view the four-game suspension to Zac as harsh, we respect the league's decision," general manager Paul Holmgren said. With Rinaldo out of the lineup, coach Craig Berube will reinsert Steve Downie or Tye McGinn in Florida on Tuesday.