Steve Oleksy’s First Magazine Cover


Cover photo from Macomb Now Magazine’s Facebook page

A few weeks ago, Steve Oleksy played his first game in Joe Louis Arena. As a native of Chesterfield, Michigan (a stone’s throw from Detroit), playing at his local NHL rink was a big deal for Oleksy.

“It’s pretty wild,” Oleksy told to The Macomb Daily’s Fred Costello after the game. “To grow up being a Wings fan, and to see so many games from the other side of it at Joe Louis watching from the stands, it was a great experience. I never thought I’d be playing a real game here. It’s definitely something that gives you the sense that all the hard work has paid off.”

Another sign of that hard work paying off: Oleksy appears on the cover of Macomb Now Magazine‘s winter issue alongside Red Wings defenseman Dan DeKeyser. For two hometown kids, this is a big deal.

The issues contains a feature, which, judging from Oleksy’s instagrammed photos, is fascinating. And there appears to be a photo of Oleksy as a child that will need to be immediately scanned and uploaded to the internet as soon as somebody grabs a hard copy.

Oleksy’s stint as cover model follows another favorite son of Detroit who appeared on last year’s winter issue: Kid Rock, the world-famous rapper-turned-rocker-turned-please-stop-just-stop.

Congrats to Stevie O on his first (but hopefully not last) cover. And Frederick Magazine, you’re on notice. Me and Peter are ready for our close-up.

  • Fedor

    Hm, font of number on Oleksy’s arm doesn’t look right. Compare:

  • Alex

    It’s just the lighting. The lights put a bit of a glare on the blue threads of the “6” in the magazine photo.

  • Fedor

    I meant the font is much thinner than the one used on the Caps jerseys:

  • Hockey Mom

    Love me some Steve!!!

  • Alex

    Hmmm… I see your point. They must’ve just grabbed generic stuff (like an off-the-shelf Oleksy jersey) for that shoot. If you look at his legs, you’ll notice that he’s wearing all-white socks over his shin pads.

  • remrats

    They photoshopped the heck out of those photos. Needs more bruises and lacerations to be the real Binky.

  • Shaun Phillips

    As someone who grew up right down the road from Binky (Richmond, 20 min north on Gratiot from Chesterfield), I can’t even imagine the excitement of getting to play at Joe Louis in the NHL. We all grew up rooting for the Wings and pretending we were Yzerman or Federov during pond hockey games. Just going to watch games at the Joe was a treat. Congrats Steve (and Danny D)!

  • brian!

    I’m more impressed by the cloud of snow they were able to kick up while standing still.