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Steve Stamkos | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
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Steve Stamkos said the Lightning have a "quiet confidence" going into the playoffs.
"We are turning the page here from just being satisfied with getting into the playoffs," he said. "This is two years in a row here getting in and we are ready to make some noise. We have to have that belief and confidence heading in that we are not satisfied with just being in it." Stamkos has just 22 games of NHL playoff experience under his belt, but he has produced eight goals and 17 points during that time. Apr 13 - 2:03 PM

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Steven Stamkos netted two goals and had an assist in the Lightning’s 4-0 win against the Panthers on Saturday night.

Stamkos also had five shots on goal and a plus-two rating, scoring on the power play and at even strength. While he has 42 goals, his 71 points have come without much fanfare thanks to a second line that has been among the league’s best. Of course, Stamkos is still a game-changing player and one of the best fantasy assets around. Ryan Callahan and Tyler Johnson each had a goal and an assist.
Apr 4 - 9:49 PM

Steve Stamkos has not scored a goal in seven games.

Saturday night against the Panthers would be a good time for Stamkos to break out of his longest scoring drought since 2009. "It's obviously tough. You don't want to go through stuff like that," said Stamkos. "I just want to keep working hard. For me, it's about trying to get back to before the streak, (when) I was doing well." We have a feeling Stamkos will bulge the twine Saturday night.
Apr 4 - 10:57 AM

Steven Stamkos wasn't impressed with his team's effort during Saturday's 4-0 loss to Detroit.

"We did not play well,’’ Stamkos said. "The compete level wasn’t there, we didn’t generate much so that’s a tough one. When you play like that you can’t expect to win, and we had some spurts but we didn’t really do too much today.’’
Mar 29 - 11:01 AM

Steve Stamkos dropped the gloves and got into a fight for just the second time in his NHL career on Sunday.

He engaged in a wrestling match with Boston's Brad Marchand in the first period of a 5-3 victory. Stamkos' teammates were clearly energized by the bout, as they scored twice inside of a minute after he went to the penalty box. He didn't find the scoresheet in the match, but he still had an impact.
Mar 23 - 12:40 PM

Steve Stamkos is heating up.

The Lightning superstar was having a pedestrian season for him, but has recently gone on a scoring binge. In his last 10 games Stamkos has scored eight goals and now has 40 for the season, second behind Alexander Ovechkin's 47. Needless to say, Stamkos is a must start in every fantasy hockey format.
Mar 21 - 12:14 PM

With two goals and an assist, superstar Steve Stamkos led the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-2 triumph over the visiting Montreal Canadiens Monday night.

Stamkos scored an unassisted goal at 15:58 of the first period to give the Lightning a 2-0 lead. With 65 seconds left in the game, Stamkos popped his 39th goal of the season into an empty net to seal the Lightning's win. The Tampa Bay leader also assisted on the game's first goal, scored by Valtteri Filppula, his 12th of the season. The Lightning's other goal was netted by Victor Hedman, his 10th of the season. Hedman also had an assist on Filppula's goal. Tampa Bay pulled into a tie with Montreal (43-20-9) for the lead in the Atlantic Division. Both teams trail the New York Rangers by two points for first place in the Eastern Conference with the Rangers having played three fewer games than the Lightning and two fewer than the Canadiens.
Mar 16 - 10:41 PM

Steve Stamkos netted his 37th goal of the season in Tampa Bay's 3-2 shootout loss to Boston.

Stamkos was assessed a 10-minute misconduct penalty in overtime after he broke his stick on an attempted one-timer and inadvertently tossed it into the stands. He wasn't able to participate in the shootout. "I don't know how many sticks I've broken in that situation this year," said Stamkos. "Then I'm obviously a little frustrated that it broke in that situation and to see it go over the glass, I knew right away it was a 10 (minute penalty)."
Mar 13 - 8:40 AM

Steve Stamkos will be eligible to sign an extension with the Lightning as early as July 1.

If he doesn't get one right away then widespread speculation will begin because he can become an unrestricted free agent after the 2015-16 season. Tampa Bay is going in the right direction, so it would be surprising to see him go elsewhere.
Mar 9 - 11:10 AM

Steven Stamkos pitched in two assists in Thursday night's 4-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

The 25-year-old flash now has four goals and six points during his current four game point streak. Altogether it's 36 goals and 61 points in 66 games for Stamkos, He's been on a point-per-game pace in February and March (15 games) since his production struggles in December and January, where he managed 18 points in 27 games.
Mar 6 - 12:51 AM

Steve Stamkos potted his 36th goal in Tuesday's 3-0 win over Buffalo.

He has registered four goals in his last three games and he's racked up 16 shots on goal during that span. Stamkos sits third in the NHL goal scoring race and he has 59 points in 65 games this campaign.
Mar 4 - 11:39 AM

Steve Stamkos scored two goals in Friday's 4-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks.

The 25-year-old has now scored six goals and one assist in his last seven games. Stamkos is having another fine offensive season but he is under a point-per-game for the first time since his rookie season in 2008-09. He has 34 goals and 57 points in 63 games this season. He is on pace to score 44 goals in 2014-15. Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan also scored for the Lightning.
Feb 27 - 10:37 PM

Steven Stamkos scored a goal and an assist in Sunday's 5-2 win over the San Jose Sharks.

Stamkos opened the scoring with 16 seconds remaining in the first period, and his assist on Alex Killorn's second period goal gave the Lightning a 2-0 lead. The 25-year-old was a plus-2 with three shots, one hit, and one block in 17:57 of ice time. Stamkos has 30 goals and 53 points in 58 games this season. Stamkos has hit the 20-goal mark in each of his first seven NHL seasons, and it is the fourth time that he reaches the 30-goal plateau. He continues to be a top-two sniper in the league.
Feb 15 - 10:37 PM

Steve Stamkos ripped himself for a bad turnover in Thursday's 6-3 loss to St. Louis.

He was stripped of the puck by David Backes, who set up Alexander Steen to give the Blues a 3-1 lead. "I can't make that turnover at that time of the game, that kind of killed us," Stamkos said. "We had the momentum, we were getting some chances, it's a 2-1 (game) and I screwed up. I can't blame anybody else but myself for that one. ... It was tough. For me personally, I was feeling really good, had an extra step and then that happens. It's unacceptable for that to happen at that point in the game and I take full responsibility for that." Stamkos scored his 29th goal of the year in the defeat.
Feb 13 - 10:08 AM

Steve Stamkos produced a goal and an assist in a 5-3 win against Dallas on Thursday.

His 28th goal of the season opened the scoring just over three minutes into the first period. Stamkos also set up a goal by Victor Hedman. He has 48 points in 53 games this campaign.
Feb 6 - 11:54 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Cedric Paquette
4Brenden Morrow
5Jonathan Marchessault
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Jonathan Drouin
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Anton Stralman
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mark Barberio
9Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy