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Lee Stempniak | Winger

Team: New Jersey Devils
Age / DOB:  (32) / 2/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 196
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The New Jersey Devils signed winger Lee Stempniak to a one-year, $850K contract on Saturday.
It appears that Stempniak won out over the likes of Tyler Kennedy, who was let go of his PTO. Stempniak scored 28 points in 71 games split between the New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets in 2014-15. He provides decent veteran depth for the Devils. Oct 3 - 4:55 PM

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Do not be surprised if the New Jersey Devils sign Lee Stempniak to a contract.

The forward was with the Devils on a PTO and it is starting to look like he will stick with the club. "Lee's done a good job," coach John Hynes said. "He came in on a tryout. Really no different than any other player, he was trying to make an impression and be able to earn a job, whether it's with us or any other team in the league. He's another guy that's showed why he's been in the NHL quite a bit. There is a lot of consistency to his game. Throughout camp it didn't matter where we played him. A lot of times he forced us, which is what you want players to do, to put him in big time role or force a tough decision on whether he deserves to be on the team or not. And he certainly did that." Look for a 15 goal, 30 point season from Stempniak if he sticks.
Oct 3 - 8:13 AM

Lee Stempniak has accepted the New Jersey Devils' professional tryout offer.

Stempniak had 15 goals and 28 points in 71 games last season with the New York Rangers and Winnipeg Jets. If he does manager to make the Devils' roster, he will likely be limited to third or fourth line duties.
Sep 17 - 11:28 AM

Lee Stempniak wanted to stay with the Winnipeg Jets, but instead he is still available as an unrestricted free agent.

"I was hoping to go back, but from what my agent told me, they were looking to give some spots to young guys," said Stempniak. "They have some very good prospects there that they were looking to give some ice time to. I don't think we ever fully closed the door on it, but at this point, if I had to guess, it doesn't look too promising." He's currently in Toronto to take part in the BioSteel Camp, while waiting for his next NHL contract. Stempniak had 15 goals and 28 points in 71 games last season with the Rangers and Jets.
Aug 20 - 4:58 PM

Lee Stempniak snapped Winnipeg's 19 year goal drought with a rebound marker mid way through the first period. Unfortunately, the Ducks would go on to win the game 5-4 in overtime.

Stempniak got the party started as he put home an Adam Lowry rebound midway through the first period. The goal is Stempniak's seventh overall goal with the Jets in 21 games since coming over at the trade deadline from the New York Rangers. He now has three goals and six points in 27 career playoff games with the Coyotes, Penguins, and now Jets.
Apr 21 - 1:44 AM

The Winnipeg Jets clinched home-ice advantage for the Vancouver Canucks in a first-round series against the Calgary Flames by beating the latter team 5-1 on Saturday.

Both the Jets and Flames sat a lot of key players, but Lee Stempniak used the opportunity to score a goal and an assist. The 32-year-old now has 10 points in 18 games with Winnipeg and 28 points overall this season.
Apr 11 - 5:47 PM

Lee Stempniak helped the Winnipeg Jets top the Vancouver Canucks 5-4 on Saturday.

Stempniak scored two goals, including the game-winner, in this one. He now has 14 goals on the season, with five of them coming in his 14 contests as a member of the Jets. Mathieu Perreault was his co-star on Saturday, generating three assists.
Apr 4 - 5:56 PM

Lee Stempniak scored his 12th goal of the season Tuesday night, however Winnipeg dropped a 3-2 decision to the Rangers.

Jim Slater also recorded a goal for the Jets in the losing effort while Mathieu Perreault registered his first point since returning from a knee injury by assisting on Stempniak's tally.
Mar 31 - 10:58 PM

Lee Stempniak recorded his fourth point while with the Jets during their 4-1 win over the Oilers on Monday night.

Stempniak now has a pair of goals and assists through his first nine games with the Jets. Not too shabby after recording just nine goals and 18 points through 53 games with the Rangers earlier in the season.
Mar 24 - 3:30 AM

Lee Stempniak got his first goal as a member of the Jets on Tuesday in a 5-4 loss to St. Louis.

He logged just 12:37 of ice time in the match, but managed to get his 10th goal of the year. Stempniak has two points in three games with Winnipeg.
Mar 11 - 10:32 AM

Lee Stempniak will make his Winnipeg Jets debut Wednesday night versus the Senators.

Stempniak was acquired on Monday’s trade deadline by the Jets and will dress Wednesday night. He was skating in practice on the wing alongside Adam Lowry and Blake Wheeler. He’ll have a similar role to one he played with the Rangers being a bottom-six forward and his fantasy upside will, therefore, be limited. He has nine goals and nine assists with a plus seven rating in 53 games played in the 2014-2015 season.
Mar 4 - 5:06 PM

Lee Stempniak skated with Blake Wheeler and Adam Lowry at practice on Tuesday.

He almost signed with the Jets during free agency, but ended up agreeing to terms with the New York Rangers. Stempniak can chip in offensively, but his fantasy value is unlikely to change much in Winnipeg. He has nine goals and 18 points in 53 games this season.
Mar 4 - 9:27 AM

Lee Stempniak is slated to arrive in Winnipeg on Monday.

Coach Paul Maurice hasn't decided what kind of role Stempniak will play yet, but he said at this time of the year, you can never have enough healthy bodies. He's likely to get time as a bottom-six forward after being acquired from the Rangers on Sunday.
Mar 2 - 7:40 AM

The Winnipeg Jets acquired Lee Stempniak from the New York Rangers for Carl Klingberg.

The Rangers have been extremely busy today. First, they acquired Keith Yandle and Chris Summers from Arizona and now they have shipped Stempniak out of town. The 32-year-old has nine goals and 18 points in 53 games this season.
Mar 1 - 6:34 PM

Lee Stempniak scored twice in a 4-3 victory over Arizona on Thursday.

Stempniak snapped a four-game point drought. He has nine goals and 18 points in 52 contests in 2014-15.
Feb 27 - 11:25 AM

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