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Steven Stamkos | Center

Team: Tampa Bay Lightning
Age / DOB:  (25) / 2/7/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 194
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Steven Stamkos isn't impressed with his team's record this season.
With yesterday's loss to the Islanders, the Bolts fell to 11-11-3 on the season. "We are a .500 team; that’s not good enough in this league," Stamkos said. "Of course, we know where we are, it’s not acceptable for this team, for this group. ... Time is running out." Stamkos is exaggerating a little bit, as there's plenty of time for them to turn things around, but the slow start is a little concerning. Stamkos assisted on both of Tampa Bay's goals in their 3-2 loss on Saturday night. Nov 29 - 12:02 PM

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Steven Stamkos doesn't think drastic changes need to be made to increase goal scoring in the NHL.

"Obviously, you want to score and get points and all that stuff, but at the same time, I'm a guy that says that's the game," Stamkos said. "It's a lot more complicated than the net and the goalie equipment, it's the systems that teams play, the willingness of players to block shots with every part of their body. It's tactics and video, stuff that didn't exist when goal scoring was at its highest. Obviously, the goalies have gotten a lot better, quicker, faster, stronger and bigger because of their equipment, but it's just something you have to deal with as a player. You just have to find a way." Stamkos has registered 11 goals and 17 points in 23 games this season.
Nov 27 - 8:14 AM

Steven Stamkos recorded two goals and an assist to lead the Lightning to a 5-0 win against the Ducks on Saturday night.

His goal-scoring pace might be slightly down, but Stamkos showed tonight that he can make up for it in a hurry. He scored within a 1:14 span in the second period, once at even strength and the other on the power play. He has 11 goals and 17 points this season. Nikita Kucherov had a goal and two assists, while Brian Boyle and Jonathan Marchessault picked up the other goals.
Nov 21 - 10:02 PM

Steven Stamkos registered two assists in Saturday's 5-4 shootout loss to Florida.

Stamkos picked up his assists on both of Vladislav Namestnikov's goals. The Lightning let a 4-3 lead slip away from them as they allowed Florida to tie the game in the final minute and win in a shootout. "We played a solid third period, we got the lead and before (the tying goal) they didn’t really get any good opportunities and we kept it solid,’’ Stamkos said. "That’s just the way it’s been going. We’ll regroup here, take our point and move on.’’ Stamkos also missed on a penalty shot in overtime.
Nov 15 - 11:55 AM

Steven Stamkos scored a power-play goal in Tampa Bay's 3-1 win versus Calgary.

He was left all alone for a one-timer and made no mistake. Stamkos has scored five of his nine goals this season on the power play, which ties him for second in the league. It was also his second game winner of the year.
Nov 13 - 9:23 AM

Steven Stamkos scored in Tuesday's 4-1 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The Lightning's offensive struggles continued on Tuesday. They've scored one goal or less in seven of their last nine games. Stamkos' PP goal at the 00:52 mark of the second period tied the game 1-1, but the Sabres answered with three unanswered goals of their own. Stamkos has eight goals and 11 points in 17 games.
Nov 10 - 11:54 PM

Steven Stamkos has a modest three-game point streak.

He scored his seventh goal of 2015-16 to open the scoring in Thursday's 4-1 victory versus Buffalo. Stamkos has two goals and one assist during his scoring streak.
Nov 6 - 9:03 AM

Steven Stamkos tallied a power-play goal in Sunday's 4-3 win over Carolina.

He claimed the second spot on the franchise's all-time list with his 97th career goal with the man advantage. Stamkos has scored three of his six goals on the power play this season.
Nov 2 - 10:18 AM

Steven Stamkos was frustrated after Saturday's loss to Boston extended the Lightning's losing streak to four games.

"No one gives a crap about what happened last year. ... We can’t just go out there and expect that we are going to win games just because of what happened last year," Stamkos said. "This is a new season and teams know what to expect when they play us. That’s why it’s a challenge each and every year as an individual and as a team because you have to go out there re-prove yourself."
Nov 1 - 12:38 PM

Steven Stamkos scored a goal in Tuesday's 5-4 shootout loss to Nashville.

The Lightning won't be pleased about letting this game slip away. They held 2-1, 3-2 and 4-3 leads but couldn't hang on for the two points. Stamkos' goal was his fifth of the season and it was scored on the man-advantage. The 25-year-old has five goals and six points in seven games.
Oct 20 - 11:51 PM

Steven Stamkos notched two goals and added an assist, but it was not enough as Dallas beat Tampa Bay 5-3 on Thursday night.

Stamkos is on his game early in the season, having scored four goals in the first five games, all of which have come in the past four games. The 25-year-old sniper has five points in as many games so far. Jonathan Drouin added assists on both of Stamkos' goals.
Oct 15 - 11:18 PM

Steven Stamkos buried a power-play goal Monday afternoon against Boston to pick up his 500th career NHL point.

His marker held up as the game winner in a 6-3 victory for the Lightning. It's fitting that he reached his milestone on a one-timer from the top of the circle. It was also the 95th power-play tally of his career.
Oct 12 - 3:47 PM

Steven Stamkos was one of the Tampa Bay Lightning's scorers in a 4-1 win against the Buffalo Sabres on Saturday.

He connected for his first tally of the 2015-16 season, finish the day with a +2 rating, two PIM and four SOG. It's an understatement to say that there will be a lot of eyes on Stamkos during his contract year.
Oct 10 - 3:58 PM

Steve Stamkos, a potential unrestricted free agent at season's end, has enjoyed his time in Tampa Bay and he wants to win with the team.

"I've definitely loved every second I've been here, and I want to be here and win with this team," Stamkos, 25, said. "To be able to go through what we went through last year and come up short, you have that bitter taste in our mouth. You want to get back there with the guys you went through the battle with. That's the goal." Obviously, locking up Stamkos is priority number one for GM Steve Yzerman.
Oct 4 - 11:32 AM

It seems Steven Stamkos is willing to keep his contract extension talks active during the season, if necessary.

Stamkos said that he's not imposing a deadline on the talks and he downplayed its potential to be a distraction. "It's been kind of the same for the past couple weeks, it hasn't effected me," said Stamkos. "You get the questions, I give the answer and that's all I think about it the rest of the day. I'm just as excited as anyone to get things going." While this will doubtlessly be a major focus until he signs, we don't believe his contract situation will prevent him from having another great season.
Sep 16 - 2:47 PM

Depth Charts

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