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 — Steven Stamkos was as good as gone.
BRANDON — After a couple of days of getting peppered with questions about his uncertain future, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos had a blast staying in the present Thursday morning.
BRANDON — With Lightning training camp opening in just eight days, captain Steven Stamkos has still not signed a contract extension.
ST. PETERSBURG — Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is still catching his breath in this abbreviated offseason.
CHICAGO — A lot of Lightning players are likely to linger on the 2015 Stanley Cup final. None more than captain Steven Stamkos.
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 — 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.
TAMPA — Before these playoffs, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos got some key advice from a Hall of Famer.
NEW YORK — The "Triplets" line carried the Lightning during the first two rounds of the playoffs.
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.