Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Steve Junker
Left winger Steve Junker played a handful of games for the New York Islanders in the early 1990s. Most of his hockey was played internationally or in the minors where he was a versatile forward effective on offense or in a checking role.

The native of Castlegar, B.C. played junior with the WHL's Spokane Chiefs. During his first year he averaged over a point per game and helped the team win the Memorial Cup. That summer, Junker was chosen 92nd overall by the New York Islander in the NHL Entry Draft. He was equally solid the next year and was selected to play for Canada at the World Junior Championship. His best game was a two point night in a 2-2 tie with Sweden, but, in the end, the team disappointed with a sixth place finish.

Junker was a solid AHL performer for Capital District in 1992-93 then was called up by the Islanders for three games in the playoffs. He played five games for the Isles the next season but spent the bulk of the year with the IHL's Salt Lake Golden Eagles. Over the next two seasons he played with four different minor pro teams in the AHL and IHL before joining the Canadian national team program for one year. Junker's last season as a pro came with the EV Landshut club of the German Bundesliga in 1997-98.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1987-88 Castlegar Bantam Rebels Minor-BC 32 45 47 92 48
1988-89 Spokane Chiefs WHL 68 19 15 34 40
1989-90 Spokane Chiefs WHL 69 20 36 56 76 6 0 4 4 2
1990-91 Spokane Chiefs WHL 71 39 38 77 86 15 5 13 18 6
1990-91 Spokane Chiefs M-Cup 4 0 3 3 2
1991-92 Spokane Chiefs WHL 58 28 32 60 110 10 6 7 13 18
1991-92 Canada WJC-A 7 2 2 4 4
1992-93 Capital District Islanders AHL 79 16 31 47 20 4 0 0 0 0
1992-93 New York Islanders NHL 3 0 1 1 0
1993-94 New York Islanders NHL 5 0 0 0 0 0
1993-94 Salt Lake Golden Eagles IHL 71 9 14 23 36
1994-95 Denver Grizzlies IHL 72 13 16 29 37 11 3 4 7 4
1995-96 Rochester Americans AHL 29 5 2 7 31
1995-96 Detroit Vipers IHL 22 4 5 9 14
1995-96 Los Angeles Ice Dogs IHL 7 0 3 3 4
1996-97 Canada Nat-Tm 55 15 23 38 24
1997-98 EV Landshut Germany 39 3 4 7 6 6 0 0 0 6
1998-99 EV Landshut Germany 52 12 6 18 22 3 0 0 0 18
1999-00 Adler Mannheim Germany 52 4 16 20 24 5 1 0 1 0
1999-00 Adler Mannheim EuroHL 6 0 0 0 2
2000-01 Adler Mannheim Germany 56 15 18 33 59 12 2 1 3 12
2001-02 Adler Mannheim Germany 58 15 16 31 48 12 3 3 6 14
2002-03 Adler Mannheim Germany 46 8 8 16 78 8 2 1 3 8
2003-04 Adler Mannheim Germany 49 7 10 17 40 6 0 1 1 4
NHL Totals 5 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 1 0


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