Logan Stephenson spent his entire junior career playing with the Tri-City Americans in the WHL where he has grown into one of the finer defensemen in the league. Known primarily as a punishing defensive defenseman, Stephenson stepped it up during the 2005-06 season and emerged as the Am’s top offensive defenseman, even learning how to run the point on the team’s power play. For the effort, he was named to the WHL’s Western Conference Second All-Star Team.
2006-07: Made his professional debut with the San Antonio in the AHL. Had a gerat transition year. After turning in quite the offensive performance in his last season with Tri-City in the WHL, he was back to his primary defensive-defenseman role. His numbers are indicative of his defensive-first approach but the most impressive stat that sticks out would be Stephenson’s even plus/minus rating on a struggling team.
2007-08: Played out his second year of pro hockey with San Antonio Rampage in the AHL. Stephenson made some progress as a whole but also struggled to find his identity as a player. While his game should translate into that of a defensive-defenseman at the NHL level, but he really had trouble carving out what his game should be all about.