Sullivan, Steve
Centre  R. 5'9" 160 lbs.
4/6/1974 Timmins, Ontario
New Jersey's 10th, 233rd overall, in 1994.


After two seasons in the OHL, Steve Sullivan was selected by the Devils in the 1994 Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut in the 1995-96 season while spending the majority of the year with the team's AHL affiliate in Albany; during this time, he was named to the league's first all-star team and captured a Calder Cup title in 1995. The next year, he split the season once again; in addition, he was traded to the Maple Leafs.

Sullivan spent the next three seasons in Toronto before being claimed off waivers by Chicago, where he blossomed into a bona fide point-producer. The 2000-01 season was Sullivan's most productive in the NHL, as he led the Blackhawks in scoring, as well as the league in short-handed goals and points.

In February 2004, after parts of five seasons in Chicago, Sullivan was dealt to the Nashville Predators who were looking for an offensive threat and a player who could help them clinch their first playoff birth in franchise history.

Sullivan made his debut at the 2000 World Championships and returned again the following year.

Upon arriving in Nashville, Sullivan put up 30 points in 24 games, including a hat trick in his first game with the Predators and 10 points in his first 3 games with the team.

He was named the NHL's Offensive Player of the Week for September 9, 2005.

Sullivan sat out the entire 2007-2008 NHL season because of a back injury. He made his comeback January 10th, 2009 against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Player Notes
AHL First All-Star Team (1996). Traded to Toronto by New Jersey February 25, 1997. Claimed on waivers by Chicago from Toronto, October 23, 1999. Traded from Chicago to Nashville on February 16, 2004.