Steven Iafrate

The Legend of Steven Iafrate

As a big defenseman, he was an intimidating force on the ice. With an excellent skating stride and powerful, accurate shooting abilities, he proved an irresistible opponent to any opponent on any rink he faced.

As well as his love of motorcycles and heavy metal music, he also embraced tattoos before they became mainstream in pro locker rooms. Additionally, he was both sensitive and emotionally intelligent.

Councillor Iafrate is dedicated to strengthening community spirit, regularly volunteering at events like barbeques, heritage buildings and Canada Day celebrations in Maple and Kleinburg.

Early Life and Education

Steven Iafrate was born January of 1989 and currently resides at 16 Mascio Drive, Johnston RI 02919. He and his wife Jennifer have been happily married for more than seven years and grew up together before graduating high school at Johnston. Later attending Providence College to obtain his degree in Supply Chain Management.

Councillor Iafrate epitomizes community spirit; from volunteering at local barbeques and supporting heritage buildings to organizing tours to the mosque and celebrating Canada Day in Maple and Kleinburg and participating in walks and runs – she knows first-hand that building up community spirit is at the core of creating an equitable city.

Professional Career

Although Iafrate may not be widely recognized in hockey circles, he still left his mark. He recorded 12 seasons, nine with 30+ point campaigns and six with 100+ PIM seasons – while his 105 MPH slap shot remains the fastest ever hit by an NHL defenseman.

At 6’2 and 220 pounds, he possesses the size and playmaking ability necessary to become an NHL-caliber blueliner. At this weight level he could become an intimidating force on defense.

He’s also making strides toward developing his offensive game; The Hockey News’ Brandon Sudeyko currently ranks him #85 among North American skaters in North America in his rankings. Set to attend the NHL Scouting Combine later this month, Iafrate is being guided by former Boston Bruins Al “The Planet” Iafrate who serves as mentor.

Personal Life

At a time when professional hockey players had access to nutritionists, strength coaches, and psychologists for advice, Iafrate arrived at his second training camp 20 pounds overweight. With help from Dan Maloney and John Brophy of the Maple Leafs coaches he eventually left camp early.

Iafrate’s career appeared to take off in 1987-88 when he scored 21 goals and made his first NHL All-Star team. Additionally, he established career bests in both scoring and points but then suffered a knee injury which curtailed his production for several years afterward.

Steve Iafrate currently resides at 16 Mascio Dr in Johnston, Rhode Island with his wife Judy and two children, Brenna Russo and Juliana Pires. Additionally, Steve is actively involved with St Paul’s Church of Johnston as an active member and chairman of their Parish Finance Committee.

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