Signed as a free agent by Togliatti (Russia), September 25, 2004. Suspended by Washington for failing to report to Portland (AHL), September 28, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Mytischi (Russia), November 22, 2005. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 26, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Krasnoyarsk (Russia-2), September 25, 2012. Signed as a free agent by Nizhny Novgorod (KHL), October 12, 2012. Signed as a fee agent by Montreal, July 24, 2015.
[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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