On Stepan, Leetch said, "He is a great playmaker and a great passer. I compare him to a young Brad Richards but I think he is more physical than Brad was at a young age"
Brandon Prust said on MSG that Stepan has grown as a player and as a person in his time with the Rangers.
Ryan McDonagh, his teammate in college at Wisconsin, said of Step, "He is a hard worker but he is a pretty smart kid.He knows what his strengths and his abilities are and He is mentally tough too and when things aren't going well it doesn't put a drain on him. He gets over it and gets back to making big plays"
Stepan said that he is trying to grow as a player and is happy with how he has responded to the opportunities he has been given.
John Tortorella told Ranger Rants, "Eventually he’s going to sort out the inconsistencies and I think he’s going to be a big-game player.”