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Capitals Steckel and Penguins Goligoski chase the puck in Washington
Washington Capitals David Steckel (39) and Pittsburgh Penguins Alex Goligoski (3) chase the puck during the second period at the Verizon Center in Washington on March 24, 2010. UPI/Alexis C. Glenn
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David Steckel (born March 15, 1982) is an American professional ice hockey center currently playing for the New Jersey Devils in the National Hockey League.

Steckel was drafted by the Los Angeles Kings in the first round, 30th overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft. Steckel played one full season with the US Junior National Team in the United States Hockey League before entering The Ohio State University. He played four seasons with the Buckeyes hockey team, and then joined the American Hockey League's Manchester Monarchs for the 2004–05 season.

Steckel, a free agent, then signed with the Washington Capitals August 25, 2005, on the recommendation of Bruce Boudreau.

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