Steven Reed Konowalchuk (born November 11, 1972) is an American former professional ice hockey left winger who played in the NHL with the Washington Capitals and the Colorado Avalanche. He is currently an assistant coach for the NHL's Anaheim Ducks. Konowalchuk is the first player born and raised in Utah to make it to the NHL level.
November 11, 1972|
Salt Lake City, Utah, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|National team||United States|
58th overall, 1991|
He was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, 3rd Round, 58th overall from the Portland Winterhawks of the Western Hockey League. During the 2001-02 NHL season he served as co-captain of the Capitals alongside teammate Brendan Witt. In October 2002 it was announced that he would serve as the 10th full-time captain of the Capitals. He would hold the position until he was traded to Colorado by Washington with Washington's third selection in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Bates Battaglia and the rights to Jonas Johansson on October 22, 2003. On September 29, 2006, Konowalchuk announced his retirement after a regular examination detected Long QT syndrome.
After his retirement, Konowalchuk remained within the Avalanche organization and served as an assistant coach to Joe Sacco during the 2009–10 and 2010–11 season. In June 2011, he was named head coach of the Seattle Thunderbirds of the Western Hockey League.
Konowalchuk was fired from the Ducks after just one season. In September 2018, he was hired by the NHL's New York Rangers as an amateur scout, mainly focused on prospects in the Western Hockey League.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|1989–90||Prince Albert Midget Raiders||SMHL||36||30||28||58||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|1990–91||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||72||43||49||92||78||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||Portland Winter Hawks||WHL||64||51||53||104||95||6||3||6||9||12|
- "Capitals' left wing named captain". washingtontimes.com. 2002-10-10. Retrieved 2016-02-07.
- Dater, Adrian (2009-06-20). "Former Avs join Sacco staff". denverpost.com. Retrieved 2009-06-20.
- "Steve Konowalchuk named T-Birds head coach". Seattle Thunderbirds. 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2011-06-16.
- "Steve Konowalchuk Joins Anaheim Ducks As Assistant Coach". Seattle Thunderbirds. 2017-06-28. Retrieved 2017-06-28.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
| Washington Capitals captain
with Brendan Witt, 2001–02