Brother of Riley
Traded to Atlanta by Pittsburgh with Erik Christensen, Angelo Esposito and Pittsburgh's 1st round choice (Daultan Leveille) in 2008 Entry Draft for Marian Hossa and Pascal Dupuis, February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 1, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, July 1, 2012. Missed majority of 2011-12 due to ankle (October 17, 2011 vs. Colorado) and foot (December 17, 2011 vs. Vancouver) injuries and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Vaxjo (Sweden), July 27, 2013.
[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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