Missed majority of 2005-06 due to knee injury vs. Pittsburgh, November 3, 2005. Traded to Boston by NY Islanders for Ben Walter and Boston's 2nd round choice (later traded to Columbus Columbus selected Kevin Lynch) in 2009 Entry Draft, September 11, 2007. Traded to Anaheim by Boston for Steve Montador, March 4, 2009. Traded to Phoenix by Anaheim for Phoenix's 6th round choice (later traded to Ottawa Ottawa selected Max McCormick) in 2011 Entry Draft, March 3, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Jokerit Helsinki (Finland), August 28, 2010. Traded to Montreal by Phoenix with Garrett Stafford for Brock Trotter and Montreal's 7th round choice (Marek Langhamer) in 2012 Entry Draft, October 23, 2011. Missed majority of 2012-13 due to recurring back injury and as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Gavle (Sweden), August 16, 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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