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.
TAMPA — The Steven Stamkos Sweepstakes could be over before Friday's noon opening of unrestricted free agency, whether he re-signs with the Lightning or not.
Sabres coach Dan Bylsma was walking on the NHL draft floor at the Niagara Center on Saturday morning when some young Buffalo fans called him over.
TAMPA — The first domino in what promises to be a busy — and potentially defining — Lightning offseason is the future of captain Steven Stamkos.
PITTSBURGH — For weeks, captain Steven Stamkos has been in a "holding pattern," feeling good enough to play but not knowing if he'd get the chance.
Lightning captain Steven Stamkos isn't one for suspense, or even a little gamesmanship.
TAMPA — There he was. On the ice. Skating. At practice.
There was a Steven Stamkos sighting the other night.
Stamkos gets, gives well wishes
With the playoffs set to begin tonight, the Lightning will be missing captain and leading scorer Steven Stamkos.
NEW YORK — Lightning captain Steven Stamkos had successful two-hour surgery Monday at Tampa General Hospital to remove a blood clot from his right collarbone area.
TAMPA — On Monday morning, just like every game-day morning for the Lightning, a mob armed with cameras, microphones, tape recorders and notebooks gathered around the locker of captain Steven Stamkos.