Profile for Steven Greenberg
Westies, Forward, #9
Wizards, Wing, #80
Height: 5'11", 180 cm
Weight: 195 lbs., 88 kg
Date of Birth: October 26, 1980
Birth Place: New Brunswick, New Jersey
NHL Team: New Jersey Devils
Growing up, Steven never exhibited much enthusiasm in sports. This was partially due to the fact that his family was mostly obsessed with baseball which he showed no interest in. He was forced to play little league baseball which he was terrible at and always seemed to find his was to bottom of the batting order. The bench maintained a nice warm temperature wherever he sat as a result.
It wasn't until a friend from high school asked Steven to go to a New Jersey Devils' game during the spring of 2000. Well, unbeknownst to Steven (and his friend), these tickets were to game 5 of the 2000 Stanley Cup Finals where the Devils were one game away from becoming champions. Well, the Devils lost after a 0-0 score into THREE overtimes. The Devils may have lost that game, but one thing they did gain was a new fan. From that point on, hockey was the sport of his choice and would be the fuel to one day later begin playing it himself.
Many years later, Steven would realize, and subsequently come to terms with the fact, that he is gay. A friend during a coming out group suggested that he go to an event called "Jock-A-Thon" which provides access to representatives of all the gay sports groups in New York City. A bunch of gay men who like sports... that was a no-brainer. However, what was thought to become a simple social networking night turned into a pivotal changing point is Steven's life. It was at that point he met representatives from the New York City Gay Hockey Association (NYCGHA). The conversation started as simple banter about ice hockey and later turned into them trying to recruit Steven. Keep in mind, Steven had never touched an ice hockey puck in his life and hardly knew how to ice skate. However, he took a leap of faith and decided to join.
Two months of hockey skating lessons at Chelsea Piers and a bagful of hockey equipment later, Steven set foot onto the ice as a Spider, and the rest is history.
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|2012 Fall||Polar Bears||2||3||0||3||0|
|2012 Spring||Polar Bears||14||8||6||14||0|
|2011 Fall||Polar Bears||11||4||1||5||0|
|Career Totals||All Teams||69||26||17||43||4|