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Steve Christoff

Biographical information

Medals OG
Gold 1
Silver 0
Bronze 0
Total 1
TypeCompeted in Olympic Games
SexMale
Full nameSteven Mark "Steve"•Christoff
Used nameSteve•Christoff
Born23 January 1958 in Springfield, Illinois (USA)
Measurements180 cm / 82 kg
AffiliationsMinnesota Golden Gophers, Saint Paul (USA)
NOC(s) United States

Biography

Another Minnesota Gopher, Steve Christoff was the top American in the NHL’s 1978 draft, going in the second round to the Minnesota North Stars. But he stayed in school one more year, playing for an NCAA champion, and then joined the U.S. Olympic team. Immediately after the Olympics, he joined the North Stars and set a rookie record (since broken) by scoring eight goals in the Stanley Cup playoffs. His first full year in the pros was hampered by a broken collarbone suffered in training camp which forced him to miss 24 games, and at the end of that season he was traded to Calgary. Christoff played in the NHL thru 1984. After retiring from hockey he worked as a pilot for Northwest Airlines.

Results

Games Discipline (Sport) Event Status Team Pos Details
1980 Winter Olympics Ice Hockey (Ice Hockey) Ice Hockey, Men Olympic United States 1 Gold Representing United States    

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