10/27/17 | 10:36AM: Stepan was asked what was going through his mind during the game and said, "It was a lot. I mean it was probably one of the hardest things I have had to do in my career playing in this game. I thought it took me a period and a half to get going a little bit. Mentally I wasn't sharp, it was just hard to stay focused. Like I said, it was one of the hardest things I had to do and I'm glad that it's over with and I can move on now." (NYR Game Notes)
10/26/17 | Derek Stepan will play his first game at Madison Square Garden since being traded by the Rangers to Arizona on draft day.
This season Stepan has 2 goals and 5 assists for the Coyotes, a minus four rating, 26 shots on goal and 20:33 per game.