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Steve Oleksy
Steve Oleksy
Defenseman  - WSH
Number: 61
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 190
Shoots: Right
Born: Feb 4, 1986  (Age 28)
Birthplace: Chesterfield, MI, United States
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Acquired: Signed with WSH as a free agent, March 4, 2013.
Career
2012-13:Ranked 5th on WSH in blocked shots (52) ... T-4th on WSH in +/- ... Registered 2 assists on 4/13 vs. TB ... Fighting major (Voracek) on 3/31 at PHI ... Tallied an assist on 3/24 at NYR ... Recorded an assist on 3/22 at WPG ... Fighting major (Wright) on 3/21 at WPG ... Led WSH in ice time (24:01) on 3/16 at BOS ... Skated a career-high 27:55 on 3/14 at CAR ... Recorded first career fighting major (Bowman) on 3/12 vs. CAR ... Scored first career NHL goal on 3/10 vs. NYR ... Tallied 2 assists for first career multi-point game on 3/7 vs. FLA ... Made NHL debut and recorded his first NHL assist on 3/5 vs. BOS ... 2g-12a and 155 PIM in 55 games with Hershey (AHL) ... Led HER in PIM at time of recall.

2011-12: Tallied eight points (one goal, seven assists) in 14 games with the ECHL’s Idaho Steelheads … Spent the majority of the season with Bridgeport (AHL), recording 15 points (one goal, 14 assists) and tying for third on the team with a plus-16 efficiency rating.

2010-11: Split the season between Idaho and Lake Erie (AHL) ... Recorded 21 points (seven goals, 14 assists) and 134 penalty minutes in 55 games with Idaho ... Earned his first AHL recall and posted four assists in 17 games with Lake Erie ... Added one assist in his first three career Calder Cup playoff contests.

2009-10: Played his first full professional season beginning with Toledo (ECHL) and including stints with Port Huron (IHL) and Idaho (ECHL) ... Totaled two goals and nine assists in 64 regular-season games.

2008-09: Played in his first two professional games with Las Vegas (ECHL).

Junior Career
2008-09: Finished his collegiate career at Lake Superior State, notching a career-high nine assists in 38 games. 2007-08: Recorded one goal and six assists in 36 games with Lake Superior State. 2006-07: Scored a career-high two goals and earned two assists in 39 games with Lake Superior State.

NHL Transactions
Signed with WSH as a free agent, March 4, 2013.

Personal
Twitter: @StevenOleksy ... Favorite sport other than hockey is baseball, and lists Detroit Tigers 3B Miguel Cabrera as his favorite athlete ... Favorite food is Thai ... His first job was as a pizza chef ... His first car was a 1989 Chevy Astro minivan ... Lists Lil Wayne and the Red Hot Chili Peppers as his favorite musicians ... His favorite hockey memory is his first NHL goal.
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