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Steven Stamkos | Center | #91

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (26) / 2/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 194
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (1) / TB
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Steven Stamkos produced two assists in a 6-3 win versus Pittsburgh on Friday night.
He had the primary helper on both of Ondrej Palat's goals in the contest. Stamkos now has 40 points in 51 games this year. Feb 6 - 10:46 AM

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The NHL trade deadline is four weeks away and Tampa Bay will be watched closely because of Steven Stamkos.

It's highly unlikely that the Lightning would trade Stamkos prior to the playoffs, but some believe that the team will listen to offers. If a trade were to happen it would probably be after the season when all attempts at a contract extension have failed, but even that would probably be unlikely with unrestricted free agency so close. Stamkos also has a full no-move clause in his contract, which would complicate the process. It's far more likely that Jonathan Drouin will be moved at the deadline.
Feb 1 - 10:28 AM

Straight from the Captain's mouth per the invaluable Pierre LeBrun, "My view hasn't changed, I want to win with Tampa."

The first day of free agency is July 1st, which is 154 days away as of this writing and Steven Stamkos, at the very least, knows he wants to win with Tampa Bay. Now let's be clear, Stamkos is likely hiding behind his phrasing and the clue is the lack of timing determined in his declaration. Which is both troubling and encouraging for Lightning fans, as it notes he doesn't want to be traded but he also might get traded if he doesn't sign by Feb. 29th's trade deadline. Ultimately GM Steve Yzerman has the ball in his court and it appears he has a preferred outcome, "As I've said all along, it's our hope and intention to reach agreement on a new contract with Steven and will continue to work towards that."
Jan 29 - 7:28 PM

Steven Stamkos admitted that the fact that his contract will expire this season is something he thinks about.

"You’re human — it’s in your head, for sure," Stamkos said. You try not to let it affect your play on the ice. You come to the rink and I’ve said, it’s kind of like your safe zone. And the guys understand. There are guys that have been through this before, and I think as a team we’ve had a few distractions in the past couple of years that we haven’t really let affect us. Again, it’s easier said than done. Everybody’s human." Stamkos said there's no timetable for the negotiations, but obviously the longer these drag, the more intense the speculation will be that he might not re-sign with the Lightning at all. That being said, Tampa Bay has reportedly made him an eight-year, $68 million offer.
Jan 29 - 2:45 PM

Superstar Steven Stamkos scored for the Lightning in a 1-0 shutout of the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night.

Stamkos notched his 21st goal of the season on a Lightning power play at 4:38 into the game. Stamkos is now three goals away from No. 300 in his outstanding career. Wednesday's game was dominated by good goaltending and defense. Anton Stralman and Valtteri Filppula each drew assists on the Stamkos goal. Both players now have 18 assists on the season. Tampa Bay (27-18-4) has won eight of its past nine games.
Jan 27 - 10:52 PM

Steven Stamkos didn't reveal anything when asked about his reported contract offer from the Tampa Bay Lightning.

"I'm not going to comment on that," Stamkos said Sunday. "We haven't talked about that stuff in the media all season long, and I don't know how they get a hold of stuff like that. All the things that we've talked about, it's staying internally, and it'll continue to be that way." Tampa Bay GM Steve Yzerman and Stamkos' agents haven't confirmed or denied the report that Stamkos was offered an eight-year, $68 million deal.
Jan 25 - 10:36 AM

According to a report by Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet, the Tampa Bay Lighting offered Steven Stamkos an eight-year, $68 million contract extension.

Stamkos is a pending unrestricted free agent and the Bolts hope to lock him up long-term, but this particular offer isn't good enough. Kings center Anze Kopitar signed an eight-year, $80 million deal last week and he's older than Stamkos. Don't be surprised if the Lightning forward ends up making north of $10 million (in Tampa or elsewhere).
Jan 24 - 10:11 AM

Steven Stamkos contributed two assists Tuesday in a 6-4 win against the Edmonton Oilers.

Stamkos earned assists on goals by linemates Vladislav Namestnikov and Ondrej Palat in the match. He has earned two points on three occasions in his last four games and he has nine points in his past eight.
Jan 20 - 9:02 AM

Steven Stamkos scored twice to help Tampa Bay to a 4-0 shutout over Colorado.

Stamkos scored back-to-back goals to start the second period which really put this game away. He added a team high seven shots and the Lightning really did everything they could to get him that hat-trick goal but he came up just short. He now has 20 goals and 33 points in 43 games. He has four goals and five points in his last five games. Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson scored the other goals for the Tampa Bay.
Jan 12 - 11:41 PM

Steven Stamkos was credited with the game-winner in Friday's 3-2 win over Edmonton, but he got a bit of help.

Stamkos' cross-crease feed went off an unsuspecting Oiler defender's skate and past Cam Talbot, for the second such goal by Tampa of the period. But hey, it all looks the same in the books. He now has a three-game point streak with 18 goals and 31 points so far this season.
Jan 9 - 12:06 AM

Steven Stamkos scored his 17th goal in a 3-1 loss to Calgary on Tuesday.

Stamkos had gone three games with scoring but does have three goals and two assists for five points in his last five games. It has been a bit of a roller coaster season for Stamkos who is rumored to be on his way out of Tampa. With 30 points in 40 games thus far, he is about on pace for around 70, close to the 72 he had last season.
Jan 6 - 1:29 AM

Steven Stamkos notched two goals and a helper in the Lightning’s 5-2 win against the Blue Jackets on Saturday night.

Stamkos scored two goals in a matter of 32 seconds, both on the power play. He also got an assist on Nikita Nesterov’s power-play goal in the third, so yeah … the Lightning put the game away in the second thanks to three goals in a row on the man advantage. Stamkos has 16 goals and 28 points this season. Michael Blunden (goal, assist) and Jason Garrison scored the other goals. Jonathan Marchessault and Nikita Kucherov picked up two assists apiece.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 10:01:00 PM

Steven Stamkos scored two goals in Sunday's 5-2 win over the Ottawa Senators.

Stamkos' goal at the 7:16 mark of the first period gave the Bolts a 2-1 lead. He also added the empty netter that put the game away. After going 10 games without a goal, the 25-year-old has three goals in his last two games. Stamkos has 14 goals and 25 points in '15-16.
Sun, Dec 20, 2015 07:46:00 PM

In an interview with the Tampa Bay Times, Steven Stamkos said he wants to be a member of the Lightning long-term.

"Absolutely not," said Stamkos when asked if he was as good as gone from Tampa Bay. "Not even close. That's why people say, 'I've got a feeling. I think, speculate, there's so much information out there that's probably false. Like the ones about my parents moving to Tampa (which Stamkos said is not true). That just comes with the territory." The 25-year-old is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at season's end.
Sat, Dec 19, 2015 05:38:00 PM

Steven Stamkos scored a goal in Friday's 5-3 loss to the Washington Capitals.

The goal was Stamkos' first since Nov. 21 (10 games). His goal at the 9:04 mark of the second period gave the Bolts a 3-0 lead, but they were unable to hold on for the win. Victor Hedman and Anton Stralman registered the assists on Stamkos' marker. The 25-year-old has 12 goals and 23 points in 33 games.
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 10:17:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Jonathan Drouin
5Jonathan Marchessault
6Cedric Paquette
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Ryan Callahan
3J.T. Brown
4Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Jason Garrison
4Braydon Coburn
5Matt Carle
6Nikita Nesterov
7Andrej Sustr
8Mattias Ohlund
G1Ben Bishop
2Andrei Vasilevskiy