Steven Poapst

Steve is a former professional hockey player who is currently the Director and Coach of the Midget levels at the Chicago Hawks Hockey Club in Darien. IL.  Steve was born and raised in Cornwall, Ontario and played his youth hockey there.  At the age of 16, he left to play Junior hockey for the Smiths Falls Bears of the CJHL.  Following Junior, he attended Colgate University and graduted with a Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in Geology.  After Colgate, Steve went on to play over 1,000 professional games as a defenseman in the ECHL, AHL, and NHL before retiring and entering into Coaching. 

Playing Career

Steve's Hockeydb Stats
 
 
 
     1985-1987 - Smiths Falls Bears - CJHL
     1987-1991 - Colgate University - ECAC
          1990 - ECAC Champions - NCAA Finalists
          1990-91 - Served as team Captain
     1991-1993 - Hampton Roads Admirals
           1992 - ECHL Champions
     1993-2000 - Portland Pirates - AHL
           1994 - Calder Cup Champions
           1995 - Appeared in ALL-Star Game
     1995-1996 - Washington Capitals - NHL
     1998-1999 - Washington Capitals - NHL
     2000-2001 - Norfolk Admirals - AHL
     2000-2004 - Chicago Blackhawks - NHL
            2003 - Bill Masterton Nominee
     2005-2006 - Pittsburgh Penguins - NHL
                         - St. Louis Blues - NHL
 
 
 
 

 
Coaching Experience

Awards and Honors

 
 
 
 
 
              2006 -  Chicago Mission AAA
                        - Bantam Minor
                        - Assistant Coach
 
    2006-2010 - Chicago Steel - USHL
                        - Head Coach and General Manger
   
    2010-2013 - Rockford IceHogs - AHL
                        - Assistant Coach
 
    2013-2015  - Iowa Wild - AHL
                         - Assistant Coach
 
    2013-Present - PV-Hockey - Head Instructor

    2015-Present - Chicago Hawks Hockey Club
                      - Director - Midget Levels
                      - Coach - Midget Levels
                      - Director - HP Development Program
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
    2001 - Inducted - Portland Pirates Hall of Fame
 
    2003 - Nominated - Bill Masterton Award - NHL
 
    2008 - USHL Coach of the Year
 
    2008 - Inducted - Cornwall Sports Hall of Fame
 
    2011 - Inducted - Norfolk Admirals Hall of Fame
 
    2013 - Inducted  -  ECHL Hall of Fame