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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. Tax tricks: How an $8.5M Lightning contract keeping Steven Stamkos in Tampa is better than $10.5M to leave

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — When Canada's Sportsnet reported Saturday that the Lightning had offered captain Steven Stamkos an eight-year, $68 million deal, a popular reaction from fans and pundits was, "That's it?"

    The next deal for Steven Stamkos, who turns 26 on Feb. 7, is likely to cover most of his prime years.
  2. Lightning's Stamkos mum on reported contract offer

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — C Steven Stamkos would neither confirm nor deny a report by Canada's Sportsnet TV network that the Lightning has offered him an eight-year, $68 million contract extension in recent weeks.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) works to play the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks during third  period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (01/21/16).
  3. Stamkos: I want to stay with Lightning

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Captain Steven Stamkos wants to make one thing clear:

    Steven Stamkos, who has 12 goals in 33 games this season, says his play hasn’t met his standards.  He says he doesn’t know if all the rumors circulating over his lack of a contract extension are affecting him. “I don’t think it’s humanly possible to completely shut it out.”
  4. Like it or not, Stamkos' Twitter activity draws attention

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA

    The Steven Stamkos silly season continues.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) shoots and scores his second goal of the game as the Bolts attempt to mount a come back during third period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (10/15/15). DIRK SHADD   |   Times  

  5. Stamkos contract saga getting eerie feel

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA

    In mid June, two days after the Lightning's remarkable run to the Stanley Cup final ended, general manager Steve Yzerman was asked what his top priority was for the summer.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) is unable to score while shooting against the Colorado Avalanche during first period action at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Thursday evening (10/29/15). DIRK SHADD   |   Times  

  6. Steven Stamkos scoring more and Lightning needs it more than ever

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — You can count on one hand the number of players in the world who can score a goal like Steven Stamkos did in Saturday's second period.

    Okay, maybe two fingers.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) celebrates his first of two second period goals during Saturday's (11/21/15) game at Amalie Arena in Tampa.
  7. Stamkos turns to Hall of Famer for scoring tips (w/ video)

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — When you're an elite goal scorer like C Steven Stamkos, who do you ask for pointers?

    A Hall of Famer, of course.

    Steven Stamkos, center back, has his arms open wide for Jonathan Marchessault after scoring against the Ducks.
  8. Lightning Nuts & Bolts: Stamkos loved his 'Snow Day'

    Lightning Strikes

    Short shift w/D Braydon Coburn

    Favorite place in Tampa: We've been to all the parks. As a family, we really enjoy going to the Children's Museum, the zoo and the aquarium. Those are big hits for us.

  9. Ducks' stars have perspective on Stamkos contract situation

    Lightning Strikes

    WINNIPEG

    The star forward, one of the league's elite scorers, entered the final year of his contract with uncertainty over whether he'd sign an extension.

    Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) on the ice during he pre game warmup before taking on the Nashville Predators in preseason hockey at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Tuesday evening 09/22/15.DIRK SHADD   |   Times  

  10. Amid contract speculation and rumors, Steven Stamkos focuses on Lightning season

    Lightning Strikes

    TAMPA — Steven Stamkos was as good as gone.

    Tampa Bay Lightning team captain Steven Stamkos on the ice during training camp at the Amalie Arena in Tampa Monday morning 09/21/15. DIRK SHADD   |   Times