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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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As of this very moment, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steve Stamkos is considered the top pending 2016 unrestricted free agent, at least by The Hockey News.
The list is full of players who would be difficult to imagine hitting the UFA market, particularly Stamkos and Anze Kopitar. Perhaps someone like Dustin Byfuglien might be available? Aug 22 - 3:16 PM

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There has not been any news out of Tampa Bay in regards to a contract extension for Steve Stamkos.

Stamkos has one more season with a cap hit of $7.5 million, although he will be paid only $5.5 million in 2015-15 and he is eligible to become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, 2016 if he fails to ink a new deal. Stamkos did not have a good Stanley Cup Final as far as points were concerned and there was some concern that he and coach Jon Cooper did not get along. It should be interesting to see what happens if the Lightning fail to get Stamkos' signature on a new contract.
Aug 18 - 9:12 PM

Steve Stamkos and the Tampa Bay Lightning haven't started to work on a new contract yet.

The window to negotiate an extension with Stamkos began on July 1. "I don’t think we have any criteria on timing at this point in time," Stamkos’ agent Don Meehan said. "I’ve mentioned to Steve Yzerman that we’re going to have a meeting with Steven, and then once we’ve had the meeting with Steven, then I can go back to Steve (Yzerman). He understands that and understands that Steven is in the process of coming back home and getting acclimatized here and getting into his training. He understands the time frame in that respect." While the matter isn't urgent yet, the last thing the Tampa Bay Lightning want is to enter the season without having secured a new contract for Stamkos. That would lead to rampant speculation about his future from across the league and put the Lightning in a very difficult position.
Jul 8 - 11:22 PM

Steve Stamkos had nothing but praise for former teammate Martin St. Louis on Thursday.

This came after St. Louis announced that he would be retiring from the NHL at the age of 40. "You heard all the stories about how great he was and how hard he worked, but to actually physically see it as an 18-year-old kid, that really opened my eyes of how hard you have to work and how dedicated you have to be to be an elite player in the league. It just blew my mind. It was easy for me to follow in his footsteps. And he went out of his way to make me feel comfortable. He really taught me what it was to be a pro. I owe a lot to him." Stamkos also added that St. Louis will be a shoe-in for the Hall-of-Fame when he becomes eligible in a few years.
Jul 2 - 7:20 PM

Steve Stamkos isn't concerned about not having a contract extension worked out yet.

"That stuff is going to take care of itself," Stamkos said. "It's a bigger story now that we went so deep and that everyone is expecting news right away. We literally just finished the toughest hockey we've played in our careers. We're going to relax a little bit. I'm going to go home this week, talk to who I need to talk to and go from there. I'm not losing any sleep over it." He could meet with his agents as early as next week and can't be signed to an extension until July 1. Stamkos has one season left on his current contract.
Jun 24 - 2:00 PM

Signing Steve Stamkos to an extension will be the Tampa Bay Lightning's top priority this summer.

Stamkos has one year left on his deal, but the Lightning don't want to wait any longer than they have to to lock him up. That's the standard practice when it comes to teams dealing with superstars and it would be surprising if Stamkos doesn't re-sign this summer. Really, the only question is how much he'll get paid. Stamkos can basically pick his own salary, but the more he demands, the harder it will be for Tampa Bay to build around him.
Jun 17 - 3:11 PM

It's official, Steven Stamkos went goalless in his first Cup Final.

With Monday's Game 6 2-0 loss to Chicago, Stamkos finished the series with just a single a point. He finished the series with 13 shots on goal, five coming in Game 1 and two combined over Games 5 & 6. He did lead Game 6 with eight hits and winning half his draws, but that's not why one builds around Steven Stamkos. His 2015 postseason ends with seven goals and 18 points in 26 games. Good for fourth on the team behind Alex Killorn, Nikita Kucherov, and Tyler Johnson.
Jun 16 - 12:32 AM

Steve Stamkos has one assist and no goals in his last seven playoff games.

"I definitely want to go out there and have my best game," said Stamkos, who will look to get on the scoresheet in Game 6 of the Stanley Cup Final. "I feel like the chances are there. You just got to keep working hard. For me, I definitely want to be a guy that can go out there and help our team get back home." Coach Jon Cooper has no doubt that Stamkos will rise to the occassion.
Jun 15 - 11:01 AM

Steve Stamkos was in disbelief after he failed to score in the final minutes of Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final.

"I thought it was going in," Stamkos said after a 2-1 loss to Chicago on Wednesday night. "A couple of times guys almost had their hands in the air, but that's the way it goes. You can't ask for a more eventful minute-and-a-half for us in a 6-on-5 situation, that's exactly what we want, it just didn't go in." The Lightning captain recorded an assist in the match to end his five-game playoff drought, but now he has gone six consecutive contests without scoring a goal.
Jun 11 - 11:10 AM

Steve Stamkos is in the midst of his longest scoring drought of the 2015 playoffs.

He has not picked up a point in his last four games. Stamkos has been credited with nine shots and a minus-1 rating over that span. He has seven goals and 17 points in 22 playoff matches during this postseason run. Stamkos will look to get on the board in Game 3 at Chicago and we like his chances to end his scoring slump.
Jun 8 - 12:03 PM

Steve Stamkos expects his team to possess the puck more if they want a chance to defeat the Blackhawks in the Stanley Cup Final.

"We gave a team that is very skilled and talented and knows what to do in those situations, we gave them the puck," he said. "They had it too much, and the rest is history after that. We learned our lesson pretty quickly here, and we’re not worried. We’re excited about the fact that we did a lot of positive things and that’s something to build on." Game 2 of the Cup Final will be played on Saturday night in Tampa Bay.
Jun 4 - 6:17 PM

Steve Stamkos hopes to make the most of this rare opportunity to compete in the Stanley Cup Final.

"You never know when you're going get this chance again," Stamkos said. "There are guys who have had tremendous careers and played a long time in this league, and sometimes never get a chance to play for the Stanley Cup. So, it's a dream come true. It's almost there. You can taste it, but there's still a lot of hard work left." The Lightning aren't short on offensive weapons, but even with that in mind, all eyes will be on Stamkos. He has the potential on any given night to be the game's hero. He got off to a sluggish start in the playoffs, but has shaken that off to record seven goals and 17 points in 20 games.
Jun 2 - 11:10 AM

The line of Steve Stamkos, Valtteri Filppula and Alex Killorn had an excellent round in the Eastern Conference Final.

The trio combined to score nine goals and 19 points against the New York Rangers to give them 17 goals and 44 points in the postseason. They have narrowed the gap if you are comparing their production to the other top-six combination on the Lightning, which features Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov. The line known as the Triplets has generated 28 goals and 55 points in the playoffs.
Jun 1 - 10:30 AM

Coach Jon Cooper liked the way Steve Stamkos was playing before he broke through offensively. benefiting

"Well, now he's getting recognized for his well-rounded game and now the goals are coming and everybody is saying, 'OK, Stammer's back,'" Cooper said. "Well, Stammer's always been there. Our captain's been leading us, just in different ways. I'm fired up that he's scoring. He deserves it. He's put himself in this position to be rewarded. And I believe in the hockey karma. You keep working at it, you'll get paid off and he's getting paid off." Stamkos has scored a goal in four straight games and he has 14 points in his last 10 contests.
May 26 - 3:42 PM

Steve Stamkos tied a franchise record by finding the back of the net in four straight playoff games.

Stamkos matched Vincent Lecavalier in 2007 and Martin St. Louis in 2003. Stamkos got off to a slow start in the 2015 playoffs, but he now has seven goals in his last 10 contests. That's a big part of the reason Tampa Bay is just one win away from the Stanley Cup Final.
May 25 - 10:57 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Cedric Paquette
4Jonathan Marchessault
5Jeff Tambellini
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3Jonathan Drouin
4J.T. Brown
5Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Matt Carle
5Braydon Coburn
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy