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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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Steven Stamkos fired home two goals and an assist on Thursday night en route to a 4-3 Lightning win over the Flyers.
The sharpshooter now has eight goals and four assists in just 11 games so far on the season. Valtteri Filppula helped out his captain by assisting on both of his goals and registering three assists in total on Thursday. Stamkos is on pace for 60 goals this season, which is quite a bit more attainable than Rick Nash's current pace for 84 goals. Oct 30 - 11:20 PM

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The Steven Stamkos - Jonathan Drouin connection is already well underway.

Stamkos opened the game's scoring on Friday night off a pretty give-and-go rush in the first with Drouin. So beware rest of the NHL. Stammer only had one other shot on goal and skated over 23 minutes. Relatively quiet, but also highly efficient. The Lightning won the game 4-2.
Oct 25 - 12:33 AM

Steve Stamkos earned the third star of the week for the period ending Oct. 19.

He led the NHL with five goals and recorded six points in three games. Stamkos kicked off the week with his eighth career hat trick and a career-high 12 shots in a 7-1 win over Montreal.
Oct 20 - 4:44 PM

Steven Stamkos led the way for the Lightning with three points in their 4-2 win against the Canucks on Saturday night.

Stamkos scored twice and assisted on Ryan Callahan’s power-play goal in the second period. He has five goals and seven points on the season, and could conceivably lead the league in both those categories this season. Alex Killorn picked up the other goal, while Callahan also added an assist. Ondrej Palat recorded two helpers.
Oct 19 - 1:24 AM

Steve Stamkos and the Lightning dominated the Canadiens in a 7-1 victory Monday night.

Stamkos was a man possessed in this game and the Habs had no answer for him as he notched a hat trick to go along with 12 shots on goal. Victor Hedman also enjoyed a strong evening with a goal and three helpers in the victory while Ondrej Palat, Vladislav Namestnikov and Ryan Callahan also found the back of the net for Tampa Bay.

The Tampa Bay Lightning were frustrated with their performance in the third period against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday.

The Lightning were 28-3-2 when leading after two periods last season, but couldn't shut things down in the final frame against Ottawa. Tampa Bay had a 1-0 lead going into the period and they gave up two goals to Ottawa. The Lightning were able to tie the game and force a shootout but they still weren't pleased with their effort. "No excuse, you have a lead in the third period you have to hold on to it and we had some uncharacteristic turnovers and Grade A chances that we gave them," said forward Steven Stamkos. "We pride ourselves on this team in our defensive play, which looked pretty good up until that period there, we had some let downs.
Oct 12 - 11:19 AM

Steven Stamkos centered a line with Ondrej Palat and Tyler Johnson in Tampa Bay's final preseason game on Saturday.

Stamkos scored a goal in the game, while Johnson registered an assist. Stamkos should have a huge season now that the leg injury he suffered last season is behind him. Keep Palat and Johnson in mind of draft day. They are likely to start the season as Stamkos’ full-time wingers. Palat scored 23 goals and 59 points last season, while Johnson had 24 goals and 50 points in 2013-14. Look for both players to improve on those numbers, especially if they play with Stamkos for most of the season.
Oct 5 - 10:22 AM

Steve Stamkos has played with a number of linemates at training camp.

He has primarily had Ryan Callahan on the right side, but Brett Connolly and Tyler Johnson have taken turns there as well. On the left wing side, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov have seen some time alongside Stamkos. Coach Jon Cooper said he is closing in on making a decision: "I'm getting there, I like Palat there for sure, and we've mixed a few guys around on the right side, but as a staff we have a pretty good feel for the type of player that we'd like to see him with, without affecting a lot of the other lines on our team."
Oct 3 - 9:37 AM

Tampa Bay Lightning owner Jeff Vinik told the Tampa Tribune that he wants Steven Stamkos to be a member of the Lightning for his entire career.

Stamkos’ contract expires at the end of the 2015-16 season, and Vinik is willing to spend the money needed to keep their star center in Tampa for the long haul. "I’ll tell Steven loud and proud that I hope you are with us for your whole career and lead us to Stanley Cups," said Vinik. "I will let Steve Yzerman handle (the negotiations)." Stamkos’ future extension will likely be worth more than 10 million dollars annually.
Sep 28 - 8:44 AM

Steve Stamkos made his preseason debut Friday night in a 6-3 win over Dallas.

Stamkos registered an assist in the contest and was happy with how his right leg felt throughout the game. "In practices and scrimmages, the skating is an asset of mine and I thought I was kind of a step (slow) last year even when I did come back [from a broken right leg]," said Stamkos. "I'm feeling good, feeling confident and mentally I'm in a much better state as well." That's a scary thought for Tampa opponents this upcoming season. We expect Stamkos to return to his 50-goal, 90-plus point level of production this campaign.
Sep 27 - 11:06 AM

Steve Stamkos is participating in Monday's scrimmage.

He was considered questionable to take part in the session after he received a scheduled day off on Sunday. Stamkos joined training camp linemates Ryan Callahan and Ondrej Palat for the contest.
Sep 22 - 12:16 PM

Steven Stamkos missed Sunday’s scrimmage and is questionable to play in Monday’s scrimmage.

Stamkos broke his leg last November and had to remove a screw in his right tibia bone last month. "We’ve got a plan for him and we don’t want to [rush him]," said Lightning head coach Jon Cooper. "We want to make sure that when we are getting down to the nuts and bolts of our team that he is going to be able to play. He’s able to play now, we just want to see other guys. We know what he can do." It sounds like Tampa Bay is just being cautious with their superstar.
Sep 21 - 10:12 PM

Steve Stamkos skated with Ryan Callahan and Ondrej Palat on the first day of training camp.

Stamkos skated alongside rookies Tyler Johnson and Palat a year ago, but nothing is set in stone yet. Coach Jon Cooper wants to get a feel for who can play with who and line combinations will be shuffled throughout camp. Johnson lined up with Jonathan Drouin and Richard Panik.
Sep 20 - 5:32 PM

World class sniper Steven Stamkos said Thursday his injured right leg is feeling stronger than it was at the end of last season.

Stamkos' year was interrupted by a broken right tibia he suffered on Nov. 11, 2013 against Boston, which kept him out for 45 regular season games plus the Olympics. "Usually they say stuff like that takes a full year to where it feels as close, but it never feels exactly the same," Stamkos said. "But it's way better off than where it was at the end of the year." The 24 year-old flash didn't miss a beat upon his return from the injury, and still managed 25 goals and 40 points in 37 games. We project Stamkos will be the best fantasy forward after Sidney Crosby for the coming season.
Sep 4 - 10:20 PM

Speculation has been mounting that Steve Stamkos might sign with Toronto once his current contract expires in 2016.

Even if Stamkos is considering doing that - and he might not be - it won't matter for a couple more years. Still, Stamkos was asked about the possibility of him signing with Toronto once he becomes an unrestricted free agent and he didn't do anything to kill the rumors. "We'll see what happens. It's a couple years away," Stamkos said. "Right now I'm focused on what I have to do to win in Tampa, and I think we've really established ourselves as a team that can compete in upcoming years. For me, that's the important thing is getting a chance to win. It looks like we're going to have that chance for a couple years."
Jul 25 - 10:02 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Steve Stamkos
2Valtteri Filppula
3Tyler Johnson
4Brian Boyle
5Vladislav Namestnikov
LW1Ondrej Palat
2Jonathan Drouin
3Brenden Morrow
4Alex Killorn
RW1Ryan Callahan
2Nikita Kucherov
3J.T. Brown
4Brett Connolly
D1Victor Hedman
2Jason Garrison
3Matt Carle
4Anton Stralman
5Radko Gudas
6Eric Brewer
7Mark Barberio
8Andrej Sustr
G1Ben Bishop
2Evgeni Nabokov