Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steven Finn
Steven Finn was a hard-nosed defenceman and solid team player who lasted 725 games in the NHL. His tireless work ethic and durability were assets to all three clubs on which he played.

Born in Laval, Quebec, Finn played three years with the local Voisins of the QMJHL. He provided grit and occasional offense on a club that was led by future superstar Mario Lemieux. Finn was drafted 57th overall by the Quebec Nordiques in 1984 then went out and scored 20 goals for Laval. He began the 1985-86 season in junior but was called up to the NHL to play 17 games.

Finn split the 1986-87 season between the Nordiques and the Fredericton Express of the AHL. The next year he began an eight-year run as a regular on the Nords' defence brigade. As the team declined in the late 1980s, the rugged blueliner continued to play each game as though it was the seventh game of the Stanley Cup final.

The veteran blueliner was a member of the last edition of the Nordiques in 1994-95 before they moved to Colorado. Finn initially made the trip West but was traded to the Tampa Bay Lightning prior to the start of the 1995-96 season. He lasted 16 games in Tampa then was sent to the L.A. Kings for fellow defenceman Michel Petit. Finn played 54 games for the Kings in 1996-97 then spent the next season in nearby Long Beach with the IHL's Ice Dogs before retiring.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1981-82 Laval Insulaires QAAA 42 18 33 51 138 11 2 8 10 20
1982-83 Laval Voisins QMJHL 69 7 30 37 108 6 0 2 2 6
1983-84 Laval Voisins QMJHL 68 7 39 46 164 14 1 6 7 27
1983-84 Laval Voisins M-Cup 3 0 0 0 16
1984-85 Laval Voisins QMJHL 58 20 33 53 171
1984-85 Fredericton Express AHL 4 0 0 0 14 6 1 1 2 4
1985-86 Laval Titan QMJHL 29 4 15 19 111 14 6 16 22 57
1985-86 Quebec Nordiques NHL 17 0 1 1 28 0
1986-87 Quebec Nordiques NHL 36 2 5 7 40 -8 13 0 2 2 29
1986-87 Fredericton Express AHL 38 7 19 26 73
1987-88 Quebec Nordiques NHL 75 3 7 10 198 -4
1988-89 Quebec Nordiques NHL 77 2 6 8 235 -21
1989-90 Quebec Nordiques NHL 64 3 9 12 208 -33
1990-91 Quebec Nordiques NHL 71 6 13 19 228 -26
1991-92 Quebec Nordiques NHL 65 4 7 11 194 -9
1992-93 Quebec Nordiques NHL 80 5 9 14 160 -3 6 0 1 1 8
1993-94 Quebec Nordiques NHL 80 4 13 17 159 -9
1994-95 Quebec Nordiques NHL 40 0 3 3 64 +1 4 0 1 1 2
1995-96 Tampa Bay Lightning NHL 16 0 0 0 24 -6
1995-96 Los Angeles Kings NHL 50 3 2 5 102 -6
1996-97 Los Angeles Kings NHL 54 2 3 5 84 -8
1997-98 Long Beach Ice Dogs IHL 75 6 14 20 134 +24 17 1 4 5 48
NHL Totals 725 34 78 112 1724 23 0 4 4 39


QMJHL First All-Star Team (1984)
QMJHL Second All-Star Team (1985)
Transferred to Colorado after Quebec franchise relocated, June 21, 1995. Traded to Tampa Bay by Colorado for Tampa Bay's 4th round pick (Brad Larsen) in 1997 NHL Draft, October 5, 1995. Traded to Los Angeles by Tampa Bay for Michel Petit, November 13, 1995.
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