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Born August 21, 1973 (1973-08-21) (age 36),
Toronto, ON, CAN
Height
Weight
6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)
255 lb (116 kg; 18 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Pro clubs NHL
Los Angeles Kings
Minnesota Wild
New York Rangers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Serie A
HC Alleghe
EIHL
Nottingham Panthers
AL
High1
Kangwon Land
China Sharks
AIHL
Adelaide Avalanche
Career 1996 – 2008

Steve McKenna (born August 21, 1973 in Toronto, Ontario) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey defenceman and a veteran of eight seasons in the NHL.

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Playing career

After three seasons at Merrimack College, McKenna made his professional debut with the Phoenix Roadrunners of the International Hockey League in 1996. He joined the Los Angeles Kings of the NHL during the 1996–97 season, appearing in nine games. He was a NHL left winger.

McKenna appeared in 137 games with the Kings over four seasons before entering the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft and being selected by the Minnesota Wild with the 37th overall pick. After appearing in 20 games with the Wild, he was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins on January 13, 2001, in exchange for Roman Simicek. Then was instantly assigned captaincy for his supreme leadership skills. McKenna joined the New York Rangers for the 2001–02 season before returning to the Penguins for the two seasons following that.

During the 2004–05 NHL lockout, he played for the Nottingham Panthers of the Elite Ice Hockey League (Great Britain) and the Adelaide Avalanche of the AIHL (Australia).[1] In 2005–06, he joined Alleghe of the Italian Serie A and later in 2006, he played for Kangwon Land in the Asia League, giving him the rare distinction of playing on four different continents.

Coaching career

On August 16, 2006, Ice Hockey Australia announced that McKenna had been appointed as coach of the Mighty Roos, Australia's national team. During his time with the Avalanche in the AIHL, McKenna "fell in love with Eileena and the Australian culture and climate and now wishes to make Australia his home." [2]

McKenna's official tenure as coach of the Mighty Roos started out in 2007, after McKenna completed his playing season with the Kangwonland. He will coach the team during their World Championships campaign that year.

McKenna coached Australia in to gaining a promotion to Division I during his first season at the helm of Mighty Roos.

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Merrimack College NCAA 37 1 2 3 74
1994–95 Merrimack College NCAA 37 1 9 10 74
1995–96 Merrimack College NCAA 33 3 11 14 67
1996–97 Phoenix Roadrunners IHL 66 6 5 11 187
1996–97 Los Angeles Kings NHL 9 0 0 0 37
1997–98 Fredericton Canadiens AHL 6 2 1 3 48
1997–98 Los Angeles Kings NHL 62 4 4 8 150 3 0 1 1 8
1998–99 Los Angeles Kings NHL 20 1 0 1 36
1999–00 Los Angeles Kings NHL 46 0 5 5 125
2000–01 Minnesota Wild NHL 20 1 1 2 19
2000–01 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 34 0 0 0 100
2001–02 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 3 0 0 0 11
2001–02 New York Rangers NHL 54 2 1 3 144
2002–03 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 54 2 1 3 128
2003–04 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 70 1 9 10 85
2004–05 Nottingham Panthers Crossover League 10 0 5 5 0
2004–05 Nottingham Panthers Challenge Cup 3 1 1 2 4
2004–05 Nottingham Panthers EIHL 28 5 6 11 22
2004–05 Adelaide Avalanche AIHL 19 3 16 19 36
2005–06 HC Alleghe Serie A 42 7 8 15 84 4 1 0 1 10
2005–06 HC Alleghe Serie A Master Round 6 1 5 6 20
2006–07 Kangwon Land AL 33 5 18 23 18 6 0 0 0 6
2007–08 High1 AL 30 2 11 13 64 3 1 0 1 0
NHL totals 373 18 14 32 824 3 0 1 1 8

Privates

Married in 2006 to Eileena Muraca. The couple met in Australia and married in Kelowna, British Columbia. They now call Australia their second home.

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