Steve Baker (ice hockey)

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Steve Baker
Born (1957-05-06) May 6, 1957 (age 61)
Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for New York Rangers
National team  United States
NHL Draft 44th overall, 1977
New York Rangers
WHA Draft 40th overall, 1977
Birmingham Bulls
Playing career 1977–1984

Steve Baker (born May 6, 1957 in Boston, Massachusetts and raised in Braintree, Massachusetts) is a retired professional American ice hockey goaltender who played 57 NHL regular season games with the New York Rangers between 1979 and 1983.

Before turning professional, Baker was a member of the Union College men's hockey team, resigning in protest when his coach Ned Harkness was forced to resign. Baker was drafted by the Rangers with the 44th pick overall in the 1977 NHL Entry Draft. Highlights of his brief NHL career include losing only one of his first ten National Hockey League games as a rookie in 1979–80 and the 1981 playoffs, when the Rangers advanced to the Stanley Cup semifinals with him as their starting goalie. In the autumn of 1981, Baker served as Tony Esposito's backup on the United States team at the 1981 Canada Cup.

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