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Steve Stamkos | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (24) / 2/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 190
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Steve Stamkos tallied two goals and added an assist at the All-Star Game on Sunday in a 17-12 loss to Team Toews.
Stamkos suited up for the home side (Team Foligno) in Columbus and he had a good time. "It was a fun game," he said. "Tough one for the goalies, obviously, with the amount of skill out there. ... Obviously a lot of goals. The fans were probably happy about that." Jan 26 - 11:34 AM

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Steve Stamkos could see himself re-signing with the Tampa Bay Lightning on July 1.

That's the earliest Stamkos is eligible to sign a new contract. If he wanted to, he could play out the 2015-16 campaign and then have his choice of teams as an unrestricted free agent, but he enjoys playing in Tampa Bay and says he wants to stay. The big question is how much he'll get paid. Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews agreed to matching eight-year, $84 million contracts, so you would have to think that Stamkos could command even more if he wanted. At the same time, the salary cap looked a lot healthier when Kane and Toews signed. Now that the Canadian Dollar has crashed, the long-term cap numbers appear less certain and it will be interesting to see if Stamkos ends up taking a little less as a result.
Jan 23 - 2:11 PM

Steve Stamkos scored two goals in Tuesday's 4-3 loss to the Bruins.

Stamkos has recently been overshadowed by teammates Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov, but he has quietly scored four times in his last three games and 25 times on the year. Ryan Callahan also added a marker for the Lightning in the loss.
Jan 13 - 10:02 PM

Steven Stamkos scored a goal in Monday's 7-3 blowout loss to the Philadelphia Flyers.

This game was not kind to the Lightning. Not only were they obliterated by the Flyers, but they lost both Tyler Johnson and Victor Hedman to injury. Stamkos' first period goal tied the game at one, but Philadelphia responded by scoring six unanswered goals. Stamkos has 23 goals and 41 points in 44 games this season. Brian Boyle and Ryan Callahan also scored for the Lightning.
Jan 12 - 9:40 PM

Steven Stamkos,Tyler Johnson and Jonathan Drouin will represent the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 2015 NHL All-Star game.

Stamkos has 22 goals and 40 points in 43 games this season, while Johnson has 17 goals and 45 points in 43 games this season. Drouin was selected as one of the NHL's top rookies, and he will take part in the skills competition. "It's pretty special and a tremendous honor to be recognized,'' Johnson said. "But it's one of those things where there would be no way I would be in the running or even be mentioned in the same sentence if I didn't have the team and the line that I'm playing on. They have helped me out through the entire year and they have helped me look better."
Jan 11 - 12:39 PM

Steven Stamkos scored the game-winning goal in Tampa Bay's 2-1 win over Buffalo.

Stamkos' third period goal broke a 1-1 tie just over five minutes remaining. The game between the Atlantic division's best and worst teams finished closer than many had anticipated. Don't let the score fool you. The Lightning outshot the Sabres 47-21 in the contest. Stamkos has 22 goals and 40 points in 41 games this season. The 24-year-old is on pace to surpass the 40-goal mark for the fourth time in his career.
Jan 9 - 11:08 PM

Steve Stamkos would like to produce more.

"I want to definitely get back to the standard I hold myself at, but when you're winning hockey games, it's that contagious attitude, how good it feels to win, to be atop the standings and hopefully go on a deep playoff run," Stamkos said. "That's when you need everyone to step up. I still feel like I have a lot more to give." Tampa Bay has been rolling thanks to the combination of Tyler Johnson, Nikita Kucherov and Ondrej Palat. Stamkos has four goals and two assists in his past 15 games and three points in his last eight outings. Despite his slump, he still leads the Bolts with 21 goals in 42 matches.
Jan 9 - 10:51 AM

Steve Stamkos netted his 21st goal of the year in Sunday's 4-2 victory over Ottawa.

He scored on a great individual effort to get his third game-winning goal of the season. "I was just trying to work hard tonight and on that one, I got the puck on the sidewall ... used my speed and strength to get to the net," Stamkos said. "It was good to see that one go in." He has four goals in his past 12 outings, which qualifies as a slump for the talented sniper. The Bolts will be hoping that this goal helps to ignite him a bit.
Jan 5 - 9:21 AM

Steven Stamkos scored the winning goal at 11:05 of the third period to lift the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 3-2 victory against the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs Monday night.

The Leafs squandered a 2-0, first-period lead in this one. Stamkos, unguarded in front of the Leafs' crease, redirected defenseman Matthew Carle's shot from the blue line past Toronto goalie James Reimer for his 20th goal. Stamkos also had six shots on net in the game and assisted on a goal by Ryan Callahan in the second period. Callahan now has 12 goals on the season. The Lightning's other goal was netted by Valtteri Filppula (7th). Victor Hedman had two assists for the Lightning, who will travel to play the Buffalo Sabres Wednesday.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 11:30:00 PM

Coach Jon Cooper isn't worried that Steve Stamkos has taken a slight dip in the point department this month.

"He has been competing really hard the past few games and he's getting involved at both ends of the ice," Cooper said. "It's just the puck is not going in for him right now. But he's the last guy you have to worry about with the puck going in because it eventually will again. He can score in bunches, so right when you think he is mired in a little bit of a goal-scoring slump, he throws three right at you the next game." Stamkos has contributed four goals and four assists in 13 games during the month of December. Playing with several different linemates hasn't helped and he's projected to start Monday's match versus Toronto alongside Brett Connolly and Cedric Paquette.
Mon, Dec 29, 2014 09:10:00 AM

Steven Stamkos scored a goal in Tampa Bay's 3-2 shootout loss to New Jersey on Friday night.

It was the sniper's second goal in as many games and 19th on the year overall. Stamkos has 36 points in 24 games and has been as expected for a number one draft choice. Nikita Kucherov scored the other goal for the Lightning who couldn't solve the Devils' rookie netminder in the shootout.
Fri, Dec 19, 2014 11:51:00 PM

The Tampa Bay Lightning are not happy with their power play of late.

Some of the team's players felt like their power play cost them Saturday's game against Washington, when they didn't capitalize on a two-minute 5-on-3 chance. "Maybe I just got to start blasting the puck and get back to some old habits and good things are going to happen,’’ captain Steven Stamkos said. "Early on (in the power play), take a few shots on net and if it doesn’t go in, create some scrambles then we can make some plays. We’re trying to be too cute. We have to find a way to be better.’’ The Lightning's overall power play numbers aren't terrible. They have the ninth best unit in the NHL at 21.7%.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 12:30:00 PM

Steve Stamkos tallied his 17th goal of 2014-15 in Tuesday's loss to Washington.

It was the 250th goal of his career. The 24-year-old forward has 459 points in 439 games with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Stamkos has been above a point-per-game player since his rookie campaign.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Jon Cooper would like Steve Stamkos to be more selfish going forward.

"He's a shooter, and we want him to continue to shoot the puck, because not a lot of guys are as gifted putting the puck in the net, and that's what we want him doing." Stamkos has 16 goals in 28 games this season (on pace for 47 goals). It's scary to think that Stamkos could stand to shoot more.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:29:00 AM

Steven Stamkos rang in a goal and two assists in Thursday night's 5-0 romp over the Buffalo Sabres.

Stamkos has as many goals (16) as assists so far this season, and got back on track Thursday after having a five-game point streak snapped by the Sabres on Tuesday. The 24-year-old sniper has gone consecutive games without a point only once this season, a back-to-back affair on Oct. 21-22.
Fri, Dec 5, 2014 12:41:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steve Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Valtteri Filppula
4Brian Boyle
5Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Alex Killorn
4Brenden Morrow
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3Brett Connolly
4J.T. Brown
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Andrej Sustr
7Mark Barberio
8Nikita Nesterov
9Mattias Ohlund
10Luke Witkowski
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov