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Lee Stempniak | Winger | #21

Team: Carolina Hurricanes
Age / DOB:  (33) / 2/4/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 195
Drafted: 2003 / Rd. 5 (148) / STL
Contract: view contract details

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Lee Stempniak scored two goals in quick succession in the third, but could not quite tie the game as the Carolina Hurricanes lost a 3-2 decision to the Edmonton Oilers Tuesday night.
Stempniak scored at the 3:18 minute mark in the third and then again less than one minute later at 4:14. He was unable to capitalize on his momentum, however, because he was sent to the penalty box at the 5:00 minute mark for high-sticking Patrick Maroon. The Hurricanes were hoping they could do to the Oilers what the Jets and Canucks did to them in the first two games and that was overcome a big deficit. In their first two contests the Canes had a lead of at least three goals at one point. Oct 19 - 1:18 AM

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Lee Stempniak has signed a two-year, $5 million contract with the Carolina Hurricanes.

Stempniak is getting a nice raise from the $850,000 contract he signed with the Devils last off-season. He managed 16 goals and 41 points for New Jersey in 63 games before he was dealt to Boston where he had 10 points in 19 games. All-in-all, he had a good fantasy season last year but don't expect 51 points this season. A 40 point year is more likely so draft him accordingly.
Jul 1 - 2:31 PM

Lee Stempniak may remain with the Bruins if his salary demands aren't too high.

He earned a one-year, $850,000 deal with the New Jersey Devils in October after he joined the team in September on a professional tryout. Stempniak notched 16 goals and 41 points in 63 contests with New Jersey prior to being traded to Boston. In 19 appearances with the Bruins, he recorded 10 points.
Apr 11 - 10:03 AM

Boston forward Lee Stempniak scored in the Bruins' 5-2 loss to the Rangers in New York Wednesday night.

It was Stempniak's first point in seven games. His high-profile linemates assisted on the goals. Brad Marchand, who was pointless in his previous five games, picked up his 21st assist of the season while Patrice Bergeron notched his 34th. Frank Vatrano had Boston's other goal, his seventh of the season. The Bruins never led in this one, trailing 3-0 until Stempniak's goal and 4-1 until Vatrano's.
Mar 23 - 11:03 PM

Lee Stempniak hasn't picked up a point in the last six games.

He generated six points in his first four games with the Bruins. Stempniak isn't alone, as linemates Patrice Bergeron (scoreless in four) and Brad Marchand (pointless in five) have also struggled to pick up points lately.
Mar 22 - 9:34 AM

Lee Stempniak has been a great fit alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand since he was acquired from New Jersey.

He has recorded one goal and five assists in five games with the Bruins. "You always try and hit the ground running," Stempniak said. "I think part of (the success with Bergeron and Marchand) is they have a tremendous amount of chemistry between themselves. They make plays, they handle the puck, they're tough to play against and they're always around the puck. They're tenacious. Those things tend to allow you to have the puck a little bit more, get more chances and spend more time in the offensive zone."
Mar 9 - 9:19 AM

Lee Stempniak scored a goal and assisted on two others during the Boston Bruins' 5-4 overtime win over the Panthers in Florida Monday night.

Stempniak is playing well on a line with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. He assisted on two Bergeron goals, both scored in a first period that ended with the Bruins leading 4-1. Bergeron's first goal was scored only 34 seconds into the game. He scored another at 17:25 of the first period, giving him 30 goals on the season. Marchand also assisted on Bergeron's goals, giving him 20 assists on the season. Stempniak's assists gave him 30 on the season. His goal, a dramatic one in overtime after the Bruins allowed three to Florida in the second and third periods, was his 17th of the season. For a journeyman, Stempniak is doing just fine. And if he's available in your fantasy league (not likely), grab him. Boston's other goals Monday were scored by David Pastrnak and Brett Connolly. Pastrnak and Connolly each have nine goals on the season. Claude Julien became the winningest coach in Bruins history with his 388th regular season victory.
Mar 7 - 11:04 PM

Lee Stempniak recorded two assists in Boston's 4-2 win over Chicago.

He got his first points with the Bruins in the contest and he has meshed well alongside Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand. Stempniak and his linemates were tasked with shutting down Patrick Kane and they did just that in the victory.
Mar 4 - 7:43 AM

Lee Stempniak is taking line rushes with Patrice Bergeron and Brad Marchand.

There was an initial report that he could start on the fourth line, but this was the unit that many expected to him to play on and it makes a lot more sense. Stempniak had 16 goals and 41 points in 63 games with the Devils prior to being acquired by Boston.
Mar 1 - 6:41 PM

Lee Stempniak will make his Bruins debut on Tuesday night, and as fate has it against one of his previous eight clubs - the Calgary Flames.

Stempniak is set to begin on the fourth line to the right of Landon Ferraro and Noel Acciari, but this will change as he meshes with Boston. He has 16 goals and 41 points along with 83 hits through 63 games, after all. As for his feelings, as Stempniak told Matt Kalman, "you have to play to your strengths as an individual and that complements the group, and you just have to have that confidence to your game."
Source: Matt Kalman
Mar 1 - 6:12 PM

The Boston Bruins have acquired Lee Stempniak for a second round pick in 2017 and a fourth round draft pick in 2016.

This is the fourth time in six deadlines the veteran forward has been moved. Stempniak leaves the Devils as their leading scorer with 16 goals and 41 points along with 83 hits through 63 games. The 33-year-old veteran will be a UFA come July 1st.
Feb 29 - 3:14 PM

According to Gary Lawless, the Devils want a second round pick for Lee Stempniak.

Stempniak is having his best season since perhaps 2010-11 with then-Pheonix when he scored 19 goals and 38 points. This season, he has 16 goals and 41 points with New Jersey and is shooting at a remarkable 13.3% clip. Though it's worth noting that February has been his least successful month with two goals and five points in 13 games. The 33-year-old veteran carries a very low cap hit of just $850K as well.
Feb 28 - 4:29 PM

Lee Stempniak is likely to be traded, according to Damien Cox of Sportsnet.

Stempniak has had an impressive season with the Devils, putting up 16 goals and 41 points. He’d make a great rental addition for a contender. He is making $850,000, so pretty much any team can fit him under the salary cap.
Feb 28 - 12:06 AM

Lee Stempniak had a minus-3 rating in Friday's 4-0 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Bolts opened the scoring late in the first period and never looked back, as they got goals by Alex Killorn, Ondrej Palat, Steven Stamkos and Matthew Carle. Stempniak finished the game with two penalty minutes and one shot on goal in 13:49 of ice time. There's a chance he could find himself on another team between now and the Feb. 29 trade deadline.
Feb 26 - 10:58 PM

Lee Stempniak scored a goal and an assist in Tuesday's 3-2 win over the New York Rangers.

Stempniak tied the game at one early in the second period and he added an assist on David Schlemko's game-winning goal in the third period. The 32-year-old has been a pleasant surprise in 2015-16. He has 15 goals and 38 points in 51 games this season. Stempniak could be a player to watch around trade deadline day if the Devils fall out of the playoff picture.
Feb 2 - 10:33 PM

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