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Big pivot with up and down college production


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September 2023 – Steinburg signed a 2-year contract with the Avs, despite an underwhelming tryout period in the spring. He projects to spend most of 2023-24 in the AHL bottom-six and will not be fantasy-relevant until he can repeat the peak production level he managed at the college level. Hayden Soboleski

May 2023 – Despite his productivity seeing a huge step backwards at Cornell University (just 7 points in 18 contests), Stienburg was signed to an ATO to get his first pro experience with the AHL Eagles. He saw 4 games in the regular season and 4 in the playoffs, putting up 2 assists in that time on the 4th line, where he was ultimately replaced by the end of the Eagles’ playoff run. Missing 2 months with a mystery injury adds a possible explanation for the sudden downturn, however a return to form is certainly still possible based on his increased shot volume now over 2 per game. Interestingly, he was used much more on the wing than at center ice at Cornell despite his previous success – watch out to see where he plays next year, the last before the Avs lose his signing rights. Hayden Soboleski

June 2022 – By season’s end, the big center Stienburg totaled 13 goals and 29 points in 28 games, not bad for a player who missed the entire previous season. Now listed slightly taller and heavier by Cornell, the pivot still has room to fill out and will likely remain in the NCAA for another season to prove this performance jump is for real before securing an ELC. Hayden Soboleski

December 2021 – Stienburg lost a year of college hockey to Covid despite some jumping around to try and dodge it, but now returned to the NCAA for the 2021-22 campaign he looks better than ever. His 8 goals and 10 assists in 11 games both lead his Cornell squad, and his 14 PIM aren’t far behind. He is averaging over two SOG/game, seeing first-unit PP time, and his goals are coming in clutch thanks to two OT winners already so far this season. These are good signs for fantasy owners keeping an eye on the former third-round pick. One knock to watch before he goes pro – his faceoff winning rate (currently 36%)  will need improvement in order to stay at center ice. Hayden Soboleski


September 2020 – Stienburg is changing leagues once again, moving from the NCAA to the BCHL. This will be the 4th league in three years for the soon-to-be 20-year-old who has gone from Canadian prep school hockey, to the USHL, to the NCAA, and now to the west coast. This has given him experience in a number of different systems which may have some value, but overall he hasn’t had the chance to carve out a role anywhere and has often been forced onto the RW as a result. He was an unexpected pick in the 3rd round of the 2019 NHL Entry Draft and isn’t looking promising from a fantasy perspective. Still, to go that high there must be belief in him somewhere in the organization and his family has hockey roots (his father was a Quebec Nordique) so hopefully this is just a case of slow and steady development in need of the right situation to find his ideal role on a team. Do not draft in any formats at this time. Hayden Soboleski

Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 6.0
Country CAN
Position C
Roster Type NCAA
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth October 7, 2000
Height 6‘2”
Weight 195 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 3; Overall: 63


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2012-2013 Halifax Jr. MooseheadsQC Int PW2 1 01 0|        
 2013-2014 Halifax ACCEL Physio U15NSU15MHL29 5 813 26|Playoffs2 1 01
  Team Nova Scotia U14 (ACC)ACC-U144 0 33 0|        
 2014-2015 Team Nova Scotia U15 (ACC)ACC-U155 0 00 0|        
  Halifax ACCEL Physio U15NSU15MHL27 13 1124 44|Playoffs2 0 00
 2015-2016 Halifax McDonald's U18NSU18MHL16 3 58 14|        
 2016-2017 Halifax McDonald's U18NSU18MHL36 11 3647 44|Playoffs9 1 34
 2017-2018 St. Andrew's College CISAA12 9 1423 18|Playoffs4 1 34
  St. Andrew's College CAHS45 29 3362 52|        
 2018-2019 St. Andrew's College CAHS48 31 3566 70|        
  St. Andrew's College CISAA8 2 79 28|Playoffs4 4 26 12 
  Sioux City MusketeersUSHL3 0 11 15|        
 2019-2020 Cornell Univ.NCAA27 5 510 45|        
 2020-2021 Cornell Univ.NCAA0 0 00 0|        
 2021-2022 Cornell Univ.NCAA28 13 1629 30|        
 2022-2023 Cornell Univ.NCAA18 2 57 18|        
  Colorado EaglesAHL4 0 11 5|Playoffs4 0 11
 2023-2024 Colorado EaglesAHL54 5 813 63|