Steve Valiquette joined MSG Networks in 2014 and returns this season as a studio analyst for coverage of the New York Rangers. Valiquette received a 2016 Emmy nomination for his work on MSG Network. Valiquette played in the NHL for parts of six seasons with three teams, including the New York Rangers and New York Islanders.
Valiquette made his first NHL start with the Islanders on March 16, 2000 in a 4-2 win against the Atlanta Thrashers. The popular goaltender made his NHL playoff debut with the Rangers in 2009 against the Washington Capitals.
After a 15 year playing career Valiquette joined the Quinnipiac Bobcats NCAA Division 1 coaching staff in 2011. In 2012-2014 he worked for the New York Islanders as a goalie consultant developing goalies with the Islanders system as well as scouting. Additionally, Valiquette has a hockey analytics business (Clear Sight Analytics), which rates scoring chances in the NHL as well as year round (Clear Sight Development), which is a coaching platform that mentors young goalies across Connecticut and Tri State area 12 months a year.
Steve is married with children and resides in Connecticut with his wife Chrissy and sons, Dalton and Dean.
The Garden of Dreams Foundation helps kids facing obstacles in the Tri-State area, including Rangers fan Taylor Ryan who is battling a rare blood disorder called Langerhans cell histiocytosis.