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|Born||June 30, 1965|
Sept-Îles, Quebec, Canada
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for|| Los Angeles Kings |
St. Louis Blues
Detroit Red Wings
Steve Duchesne (born June 30, 1965) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played in the National Hockey League with several teams from 1986 until 2002. He was a three-time NHL All-Star and was a member of the Stanley Cup champion Detroit Red Wings in 2002.
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Duchesne began his notable hockey career with the Drummondville Voltigeurs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Never drafted by an NHL team, he was signed as a free agent by the Los Angeles Kings on October 1, 1984. He played one season with the New Haven Nighthawks of the American Hockey League before becoming an NHL regular in 1986–87. In his rookie NHL season, he played well enough to be named to the NHL All-Rookie Team. It did not take Duchesne long to establish himself as an above average offensive defenceman. In the 1988–89 NHL season, he led all defensemen in shorthanded goals with 5.
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Duchesne remained with the Kings until May 30, 1991, when he was traded to the Philadelphia Flyers in a deal that brought future Hall of Famer Jari Kurri to Los Angeles. Duchesne played one season in Philadelphia, before being involved in one of the biggest trades in NHL history, moving to the Quebec Nordiques with a package of several players and cash in the Eric Lindros trade. Although Duchesne set a career high with 82 points in Quebec, he was again traded after one season to the St. Louis Blues. He spent two seasons with the Blues before being acquired by the upstart Ottawa Senators. After two successful seasons with the Senators, in which he scored the goal that clinched the team's first ever playoff spot, he was traded back to the Blues for Igor Kravchuk due to financial considerations. Duchesne's journeyman status continued, as he returned to the Kings as a free agent after one season with the Blues. During his first season back with the Kings, he was traded to the Flyers at the trade deadline. Finally, after the 1998–99 season, Duchesne signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings, where he would win the Stanley Cup in his final season, 2001–02.
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Duchesne now resides in Westlake, Texas with his wife and two children. He coaches the U18 Dallas Stars Midget Major AAA hockey team.[ citation needed ] He is a co-owner of the Allen Americans, a Central Hockey League team which began play in the 2009-10 season.
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|Men's ice hockey|
Duchesne has represented Team Canada in two international tournaments:
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|1986–87||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||75||13||25||38||74||5||2||2||4||4|
|1987–88||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||71||16||39||55||109||5||1||3||4||14|
|1988–89||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||79||25||50||75||92||11||4||4||8||12|
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|1994–95||St. Louis Blues||NHL||47||12||26||38||36||7||0||4||4||2|
|1997–98||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||14||42||56||32||10||0||4||4||6|
|1998–99||Los Angeles Kings||NHL||60||4||19||23||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|1999–00||Detroit Red Wings||NHL||79||10||31||41||42||9||0||4||4||10|
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