Former Sioux defenseman Bill Steenson, who captained the Sioux to their first national title in 1959, has passed away, UND said on Friday.
Steenson remains UND’s only three-time first-team All-American.
The Moose Jaw, Sask., native was widely respected as evidenced by a conversation that Herald writer Virg Foss had with legendary coach Herb Brooks in the early 1980s (after the Miracle on Ice). Brooks told Foss that Steenson was the best and toughest defenseman he ever saw.
Steenson played for the Sioux from 1956-59. He had 14 points in 23 games while helping the Sioux to the 1959 championship.
Steenson was inducted into UND’s Hall of Fame in 1976.