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Lee Stempniak | Winger

Team: New York Rangers
Age / DOB:  (31) / 2/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 196
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Lee Stempniak is on a modest three-game point streak.
Stempniak got an assist on Tuesday, giving him two goals and four points in four games. He's capable of getting 40-50 points in a good season. Oct 15 - 5:57 AM

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Lee Stempniak scored a goal and an assist in New York’s 6-3 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs on Sunday.

The goal was Stempniak’s second of the season. The former Leaf picked off a Cody Franson pass in the neutral zone and drove to the net to beat Toronto goaltender James Reimer. Stempniak now has three points in his first three games but he isn’t the type of player who could keep up that kind of production. Rick Nash and Derick Brassard scored the other goals for the Rangers.
Oct 12 - 10:07 PM

The New York Rangers have confirmed that they've signed veteran forward Lee Stempniak to a contract and reports suggest it's worth $900,000 for one year.

Stempniak, 31, played 73 games last season with the Calgary Flames and Pittsburgh Penguins. He had 12 goals, 22 assists and 32 penalty minutes.
Source: NHL.com
Jul 19 - 7:06 PM

Former NHLer-turned-broadcaster Brad May has tweeted that veteran forward Lee Stempniak has signed a one-year contract with the New York Rangers.

TSN reported earlier that the free agent was close to signing a one-year contract with the Rangers. The 31-year-old right wing finished last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins after he was traded from the Calgary Flames. Stempniak had four goals and seven assists in 21 regular-season games with Pittsburgh, and two goals and one assist in 13 Stanley Cup Playoff games. He had eight goals and 15 assists in 52 games during his third season with the Flames. He has 150 goals and 191 assists (341 points) in 637 NHL games with the St. Louis Blues, Toronto Maple Leafs, Phoenix Coyotes, Flames and Penguins. He was a fifth-round pick (No. 148) by St. Louis in the 2003 NHL Draft.
Source: nhl.com
Jul 19 - 9:32 AM

The Boston Bruins might pursue free agent Lee Stempniak.

The Bruins need to go through the bargain bin for upgrades given their cap situation. Stempniak had 12 goals and 34 points in 73 games with the Calgary Flames and Pittsburgh Penguins last season. Those numbers are in line with what you can expect from him going forward.
Jul 8 - 9:22 AM

There is some talk that the Jets may be interested in UFA forward Lee Stempniak.

Stempniak scored 12 goals and registered 34 points last season between the Flames and Penguins. If he does sign with Winnipeg , he will likely play on the team's third line limiting his fantasy value.
Jul 5 - 11:52 AM

Lee Stempniak potted his 12th goal of the season on Sunday.

Stempniak was dealt from the Flames at the deadline and while he saw plenty of action alongside Sidney Crosby, the Penguins will likely use him on the third line in the playoffs. Do not expect a lot from Stempniak if that is his role but he should average about .4 points a game so if you think the Penguins are going deep into the post-season, then he is worth a late selection.
Apr 14 - 9:40 AM

Lee Stempniak recorded an assist in Pittsburgh's 4-1 loss Tuesday night.

Stempniak has three goals and nine points in 15 games with the Penguins. He's been playing on Pittsburgh's top line with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz.
Apr 2 - 10:00 AM

Lee Stempniak is still adapting to playing alongside Sidney Crosby.

"Just playing with someone with his kind of speed has definitely been an adjustment for me," Stempniak said. "He's got that burst. Such a burst. He's just so explosive. It takes awhile to get used to. Once he gets a step on a guy, you need to get him the puck. So much of it is anticipating when he's going to make a move." That being said, there's no question that Stempniak has already benefited from playing on a line with Crosby. He has two goals and seven points in 10 games with Pittsburgh.
Mar 25 - 11:07 AM

Lee Stempniak has a goal and six points in seven games with the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Stempniak has been settling into a line with Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz, which makes him a great candidate to finish the season on a high note. Don't forgot about him if you're getting ready to draft for a playoff pool. Stempniak might continue to get close to a point-per-game in the postseason if he can stay on the Penguins' top line.
Mar 20 - 10:47 AM

Since being acquired by the Penguins in a trade with the Calgary Flames last week, veteran forward Lee Stempniak has found a spot as the top-line right winger alongside Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz.

He has done well in that role so far with three assists. "It's been a pretty quick learning-by-fire here," Stempniak said. "The big thing is just trying to make sure I'm playing my game, but, at the same time, complement my linemates. Part of that is skating and trying to shoot the puck, hang onto the puck in the offensive zone. It's coming a bit more quickly now." He's worth taking on a flier on right now.
Mar 13 - 10:35 AM

Lee Stempniak had two assists in Pittsburgh's 3-2 win on Monday.

Stempniak played alongside Sidney Crosby and Chris Kunitz. As long as he stick with those two, he'll be worth owning in standard leagues.
Mar 11 - 11:11 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins have acquired Lee Stempniak from the Calgary Flames in exchange for a third-round pick.

This will give Pittsburgh a bit more scoring depth going into the playoffs. Stempniak has eight goals and 23 points in 52 games. If he ends up on one of the Penugins' top two lines, then he would have some fantasy value, but we wouldn't count on that happening.
Mar 5 - 4:33 PM

Lee Stempniak is expected to meet up with his teammates in Minnesota on Monday after he missed two games to be with his wife who gave birth to twins.

Congratulations to the Stempniak family on the good news. Stempniak has only eight goals this season with 23 points in 52 games but his fantasy value really takes a hit when you add his minus-21 rating in. Nevertheless, he should be a top six forward for the Flames tonight.
Source: Calgary Sun
Mar 3 - 6:54 AM

Lee Stempniak missed his second game in a row as his wife gave birth to twins on Friday.

Stempniak was in Boston for the birth and has now missed both games since the Olympic break ended. He should be back when the Flames take on Monday. He has eight goals and 23 points in 52 games but his fantasy value in traditional pools is negligible due to his minus-21 rating.
Mar 2 - 6:28 AM

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2Derick Brassard
3Dominic Moore
4Chris Mueller
LW1Chris Kreider
2Carl Hagelin
3Anthony Duclair
4Tanner Glass
5Ryan Malone
RW1Martin St. Louis
2Mats Zuccarello
3Rick Nash
4Lee Stempniak
D1Ryan McDonagh
2Daniel Girardi
3Marc Staal
4Kevin Klein
5John Moore
6Matt Hunwick
7Dan Boyle
8Mike Kostka
G1Henrik Lundqvist
2Cameron Talbot