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Steven Stamkos | Center | #91

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (27) / 2/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 194
Drafted: 2008 / Rd. 1 (1) / TB
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Steven Stamkos registered a goal and two assists in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to the New Jersey Devils.
Stamkos helped set up goals by Vladislav Namestnikov (1-1) in the first period and Nikita Kucherov (3-3) in the second frame. Stamkos' goal at the 17:23 mark of the second period gave the Bolts a 4-3 lead at the time. Stamkos has been incredible this season, as he's picked up at least one point in each of Tampa Bay's seven games. He's up to two goals and 10 assists in seven games this season. He's a must-start in all fantasy leagues whenever he hits the ice. Oct 17 - 10:43 PM

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Steven Stamkos picked up a pair of assists in Monday's 3-2 win against Detroit.

Stamkos earned helpers on both goals by Nikita Kucherov in the contest. He has amassed eight assists in six games this season to go with one goal on 23 shots. Stamkos and Kucherov were a dynamic duo at the start of 2016-17 and they have been rolling offensively again this year.
Oct 17 - 10:20 AM

Steven Stamkos registered his first goal since Nov. 15, 2016 in Thursday's 5-4 win over Pittsburgh.

Stamkos suffered a season-ending knee injury in that contest last November, but he is healthy again and ready to rebound. "I knew it was a matter of time," Stamkos said. "I wasn't losing sleep over it. I'm just happy to be playing hockey again, to be part of some wins here." He has six points in four games this campaign.
Oct 13 - 9:22 AM

Steven Stamkos is confident that he can bounce back this season from his knee injury.

Stamkos has rebounded in fine form in the past from a broken leg (2013-14) and blood clot (2015-16). "It may take some time. It might not," Stamkos said. "The only way you're going to find out is getting in a regular season games and putting yourself through that test." He has been encouraged by his preseason performances and feels ready to contribute in a meaningful way this campaign. Stamkos is projected to start the regular season alongside Nikita Kucherov, which should help him hit the ground running.
Oct 4 - 9:12 AM

Steven Stamkos looked very good in his first game action since November of last year.

Stamkos registered two assists in the Bolts' 3-1 win Friday night and seemed back to his old self. This is great news for Stamkos owners and the Lightning coaching staff. Put the talented 27-year-old high on your draft lists next week.
Sep 23 - 11:34 AM

Steven Stamkos will draw into the Lightning's lineup for Friday's preseason contest.

It will be Stamkos' first NHL game since Nov. 15 due to a torn lateral meniscus in his right knee. He's reported that he hasn't had any restrictions since the beginning of training camp, but the big test will be seeing how he does in a game. "That's going to be the next step," Stamkos said. "I've been fairly confident, I've been through a significant injury before to the lower body and know how your body is going to react. I'm further along than I was with my (broken leg in 2013-14), because I know what to expect."
Sep 22 - 12:19 PM

Steven Stamkos skated with Nikita Kucherov and Vladislav Namestnikov were on a line together on the first day of Lightning training camp.

"I think we are just able to read off each other," Stamkos said. "We're pretty smart hockey players and have some speed, skill. And with the amount of success we had earlier in the year, it just felt like there was no guessing on the ice. We knew if one guy was in trouble, the other guy was going to be close for support and the other guy would be on the other side of the ice." Stamkos and Kucherov should both be early fantasy picks in standard leagues.
Sep 16 - 10:47 AM

Steven Stamkos is eager to test himself in some contact during the preseason.

"I've had no full blown contact," Stamkos said. "Towards the end of the season I was cleared, but your teammates aren't going to run you. That's going to be the next step. I've been fairly confident - I've been through significant injuries before to the lower body and know how your body is going to react." He isn't expected to have any restrictions when training camp opens.
Sep 13 - 6:08 PM

Steven Stamkos is expected to be ready for the start of training camp.

Stamkos hasn't played since Nov. 15 due to a knee injury that led to surgery. "When you've been through the tough stretches I've been through in the last 4-5 years it's tough to know what 100 percent is," Stamkos said. "It's the best it's felt since the surgery, way better than where I ended the season off, before the season ended when I was on the ice with the guys. The last month has been really good, feeling good. It's nice to be down with the guys and getting out, and just getting back into a routine. I've been out of that routine for a long time. To see it finally coming together and stuff that goes behind the scenes, it's getting better." The 2016-17 campaign was the second season in the span of four years where he was sidelined for a major chunk of time. That being said, he has the potential to score 40 goals and 70 points should he stay healthy going forward.
Source: NHL.com
Sep 5 - 8:30 PM

Steven Stamkos is "doing great" and there have been "no issues" in his recovery over the summer from his surgically-repaired knee, according to agent Mark Guy.

Stamkos was playing great last year before he suffered a torn lateral meniscus. There are some concerns of lingering issues even though he is expected to be ready for training camp. Stamkos could be worth the risk though, especially when you consider that he may be good for at least 60-70 points in 2017-18.
Aug 1 - 11:04 AM

Steven Stamkos (knee) said he is "feeling much better than where [he] was at the end of the season."

Stamkos hasn't played since Nov. 15, but as previously reported he should be fine for the 2017-18 campaign. There was a bit of a surprise on Thursday when he was listed as being on the roster for a CHL Alumni Game that will take place on May 27, but Stamkos said that the organizers listed him without confirming first and he won't be participating in the contest.
May 18 - 6:25 PM

Steven Stamkos should be fine for the 2017-18 campaign, per Lightning GM Steve Yzerman.

Stamkos played in just 17 games in 2016-17 due to a knee injury. There was speculation towards the end of the 2016-17 that he might return before its conclusion, but in the end Stamkos said that they "got ahead of ourselves" when it came to their hopes. He'll continue to rehab over the summer.
Apr 27 - 3:18 PM

Steven Stamkos wasn't as close to returning from his knee injury as people thought.

There was some hope that Stamkos would be back in time for the end of the regular season, but that didn't materialize. He admitted that they, "Got ahead of ourselves." Still, he has the whole summer to recover now and he should be fine for the 2017-18 campaign.
Apr 10 - 11:26 AM

Steven Stamkos (knee) feels his recovery has hit a plateau and he is unlikely to return before the end of the regular season.

"It's probably not looking that good," Stamkos said Thursday. "It's frustrating from an individual perspective, where I want to be out there trying to help my team, especially at this (time of) year, but (the knee) just doesn't feel right." It's disappointing that Stamkos probably won't be back for Tampa Bay's last two games of the regular season. The team has played well despite injuries this year and they are still in the playoff hunt.
Apr 7 - 9:42 AM

Steven Stamkos (knee) will not return to the Lightning's lineup on Thursday.

At this point, Stamkos isn't likely to return before the end of the regular season. That doesn't represent a setback for Stamkos as his return in 2016-17 was always an uncertainty. He just unfortunately hasn't been able to recover quickly enough to be available before the campaign runs out.
Apr 6 - 1:26 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Steven Stamkos
2Tyler Johnson
3Yanni Gourde
4Cedric Paquette
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Alex Killorn
3Vladislav Namestnikov
4Chris Kunitz
RW1Nikita Kucherov
2Brayden Point
3Ryan Callahan
4Gabriel Dumont
5J.T. Brown
6Erik Condra
D1Victor Hedman
2Anton Stralman
3Mikhail Sergachev
4Jake Dotchin
5Braydon Coburn
6Dan Girardi
7Andrej Sustr
8Slater Koekkoek
G1Andrei Vasilevskiy
2Peter Budaj