|Hometown:||East Greenwich, RI|
Steven A. King ’91
Hometown: East Greenwich, RI
Sport: Ice Hockey
Year Inducted: 2009
Steven King ‘91 enjoyed an impressive career during his time at Brown but King truly found his game after graduation, when he went on to a nine-year professional hockey career. Since then, King has continued to make a career in the field of collegiate athletics, and has become an integral part of the Brown community.
King made an immediate impact upon his arrival on campus in the fall of 1987, leading the team with 10 goals and finishing with 15 points during his rookie season. King then followed that with 13 points as a sophomore, before breaking out with 19 goals and 27 points in 1989-90, again leading the team in goals scored. As a Junior he scored a hat trick in Brown’s ECAC victory over Vermont in Brown’s first ECAC play-off victory in ten years. Not coincidentally, this was also the season in which the Bears improved their win total to ten, after winning just four games in the previous two seasons combined.
During his final season as a Bear, King continued to lead the rebuilding process, propelling Brown to a 9-15-3 record overall, and a 6-2-2 Ivy mark, giving the Bears the Ivy League championship. He matched his junior year output of 19 goals, but upped his assists to a personal-high of 15, giving him 34 points as a senior, and leading the team in both goals and points. He was an Honorable Mention All-Ivy and All-ECAC selection, and earned the 1936 Trophy, given annually to the member of the varsity hockey team who contributed the most to the sport at Brown. King finished his career with 56 goals, 33 assists, and 89 total points, tying him for 11th on the all-time goals list.
Following his graduation, King was taken with the 21st pick of the supplemental draft by the New York Rangers. He played professionally from 1991-2000, including stints with the New York Rangers and Anaheim Mighty Ducks. Once again, King was an immediate success, becoming the first Ranger to score a goal in each of his first four career games. In 1993, Anaheim selected him as the first forward in the expansion draft. In 1999, King won the Calder Cup with the Providence Bruins. He scored a goal in three of the final games, including the game-winner in both the first and third games.
After his retirement from professional hockey, King returned to Brown, where he was an assistant hockey coach for two seasons, from 2000-2002. During that time he helped lead the Bears from 4-21-4 in his first season to 14-15-2 in 2001-02, paving the way for their return to prominence in ECAC Hockey.
King left the hockey world after his second season as a coach, working for Morgan Stanley as an investment consultant from 2002-05. He is currently the Executive Director of the Brown Sports Foundation, and lives in East Greenwich with his wife, Christine, and children Ryan 10, Tyler 7, and Nolan 3.