Missed majority of 2002-03 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by HIFK Helsinki (Finland), September 23, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 4, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 2, 2008. Traded to Anaheim by Ottawa for Phoenix's 6th round choice (previously acquired, Ottawa selected Max McCormick) in 2011 Entry Draft, February 17, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), September 9, 2011. Officially announced his retirement, December 15, 2014.
[Stamkos] is a great teammate and a great leader, that's why he's got the 'C'. He brings that tremendous work ethic to the rink and he's one of the top players in the game. I know if I put the passes where they are supposed to be, there's a very good chance he's going to put it in the back of the net.
— Lightning forward Jonathan Drouin on linemate Steven Samkos
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