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Steven Stamkos

Lightning center

Lightning center

Steven Stamkos

Steven Stamkos is a center for the Tampa Bay Lightning. The first overall pick in the 2008 draft, he has twice (2009-10, 2011-12) won the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL's leading goal-scorer. In 2011-12, he became the 20th player in league history to score 60 goals in a season. A finalist for the MVP award, his 97 points were second in the league to Pittsburgh's Evgeni Malkin. Feared for his lethal one-timer, Stamkos made All-Star Game appearances during the 2010-11 and 2011-12 seasons.



  1. Lightning's Stamkos ends Cup final scoreless (w/video)

    Lightning Strikes

    CHICAGO — A lot of Lightning players are likely to linger on the 2015 Stanley Cup final. None more than captain Steven Stamkos.

    Lightning center Steven Stamkos was goalless in the Cup final.
  2. Five things to know about the Lightning

    Lightning Strikes

    1. Heds up

    Steven Stamkos is the Lightning's biggest star. The "Triplets" — Tyler Johnson, Ondrej Palat and Nikita Kucherov — are its most dangerous line. But coach Jon Cooper often says his team goes as D Victor Hedman (left) does. The 6-foot-6 Swede is having a …

    TAMPA, FL - APRIL 18: Victor Hedman #77 of the Tampa Bay Lightning against the Detroit Red Wings during the first period in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at the Amalie Arena on April 18, 2015 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Scott Audette/NHLI via Getty Images)
  3. Steven Stamkos focuses on his mission: Stanley Cup championship

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — The doors to the Lightning locker room open and a ravenous media — a rambling herd of microphones, cameras and notebooks — race to the stall on the far side of the room.

    Steven Stamkos, front, on making the Stanley Cup final: “This is what you play for as a kid.”
  4. Lightning gets a lift as Steven Stamkos hits his stride at exactly the right time

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Before these playoffs, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos got some key advice from a Hall of Famer.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates Tampa Bay Lightning defenseman Braydon Coburn's  (55) third period goal putting the Lightning up 1-0 during game 7 on Wednesday (4/29/15) between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Detroit Red Wings of the opening round of the Stanley Cup playoffs at the Amalie Arena in Tampa. Times photo DOUGLAS R. CLIFFORD

  5. Stamkos extends his hot streak (w/video)

    Lightning Strikes

    NEW YORK — The "Triplets" line carried the Lightning during the first two rounds of the playoffs.

    Steven Stamkos finishes a tic-tac-toe passing play with a power-play goal that gives the Lightning a 2-0 Game 5 lead.
  6. Stamkos at his best in Lightning Game 3 win (w/video)

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA

    Steven Stamkos darted into the Rangers zone with very bad intentions and a thirst for blood. You half expected to hear that ominous theme from Jaws.

    How did Steven Stamkos impact Game 3? This goal in the first period is just the start of perhaps his best postseason game — ever.
  7. Steven Stamkos hopes to sign new Lightning deal

    Lightning Strikes

    It's no secret that captain Steven Stamkos loves playing in Tampa and for the Lightning.

    Steven Stamkos speaks during Media Availability for the 2015 NHL All-Star Weekend at the Nationwide Arena Friday in Columbus, Ohio. [Getty Images]
  8. Ryan Callahan forming strong line, bond with Steven Stamkos

    Lightning Strikes

    NEW YORK — For all the shuffling that has gone on with Steven Stamkos' line this season, there has been one constant.

    Center Steven Stamkos and right wing Ryan Callahan have steadily built a strong partnership on the Lightning’s top line.  [DIRK SHADD   |   Times]
  9. Lightning winning with Stamkos not at his best

    Lightning Strikes

    COLUMBUS, Ohio — As good as the Lightning has been in its hot start, here's one scary thought for its opponents:

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) shoots and scores beating Philadelphia Flyers goalie Ray Emery (29)  during third period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (10/30/31).
  10. Steven Stamkos, Alex Ovechkin have hunger to score

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    TAMPA

    Ask veteran goalie Evgeni Nabokov what makes Steven Stamkos and Alex Ovechkin the league's most prolific goal-scorers and you get a laugh. • "I think it's pretty simple. They know how to put the puck behind us," Nabokov said, smiling. "They have the talent. (They) can make you look silly sometimes." …

    Steven Stamkos has eight goals in 11 games this season, with multiple goals in three games.