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Steve Rexe
Position Goalie
5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
185 lb (84 kg)
Minors Team
F. Teams
Binghamton Dusters
Peterborough Petes
Canadian National Team
Belleville Mohawks
Belleville Quintes
Greensboro Generals
Springfield Kings
Springfield Indians
Napanee Comets
Lindsay Lancers
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born February 26 1947 (1947-02-26) (age 69),
Peterborough, Ontario, Canada
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 1967
Pittsburgh Penguins
Pro Career 1967 – 1985

Stephen Glen Rexe is a former hockey goaltender, the first ever draft pick of the NHL Pittsburgh Penguins and second overall pick in the 1967 NHL amateur draft.

Biography Edit

Rexe played junior hockey with the famed Ontario Major Junior A, Peterborough Petes. In 1967, Rexe was offered an NHL services contract by Penguins GM, Jack Riley at $7,500 for one season with a $7,500 signing bonus. Rather than sign with Pittsburgh, Rexe chose to join the Canadian national hockey team as an amateur where he competed internationally for Canada. At the 1968 Olympics Rexe backed up Wayne Stephenson on the way to a Canadian Bronze Medal. Canada withdrew from official IIHF events in 1970 and the national team programme was suspended after they were refused permission to use professional players at the world championship.

Rexe would spend the rest of his hockey career playing in minor hockey leagues without ever appearing in an NHL game.

Steve Rexe played for the Canadian national team, primarily as a second and third string goaltender. He would go on to play with the Belleville MoHawks, Belleville Quintes, Napanee Comets, and Lindsay Lancers of the OHA Senior League, Greensboro Generals of the EHL, Springfield Kings and Springfield Indians of the AHL, and the Binghamton Dusters of the NAHL. He owned and coached the OPJHL Whitby Lawmen in the 1984-1985 season.

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