Steven Stamkos

Basics

Type: 
BP Alumni
Position: 
Center
Shoots/Catches: 
Left
Height: 
6.00
Weight: 
186
Born: 
02/07/1990
Age: 
24
Hometown: 
Markham, ONT
Acquired: 
Selected by Tampa Bay Lightning in Round 1 (#1) of the 2008 NHL Entry Draft
Last Team: 
Tampa Bay (NHL)
Projects As: 
Franchise Center
Depth Chart Weight: 
0
Grad Date: 
01/12/2009

Draft Info

Draft Status: 
Drafted
Draft Year: 
2008
Draft Type: 
NHL Entry Draft
Drafted By: 
Tampa Bay Lightning
Round: 
1
Pick No.: 
1
Draft Team: 
Sarnia (OHL)

Contract

Contract Status: 
Signed
Waiver Status: 
Waiver Eligible
Signing Date: 
07/19/2011
Contract Type: 
One-way
Contract Length: 
5 years
Cap Number: 
$7 500 000
Contract Start Year: 
2011
Contract End Year: 
2016
Contract End Status: 
UFA
Salary: 
$8 000 000
Salary: 
$8 000 000
Salary: 
$8 000 000
Salary: 
$8 000 000
Salary: 
$5 500 000

Bio

Awards: 

2006-2007

  • OHL - Named to the Western Conference OHL All-Star Team
  • OHL - Runner-up OHL Rookie of the Year
  • OHL - Scholastic Player of the Year
  • IIHF - 2007 U18 WJC All-Tournament Team


2007-08

  • IIHF - Selected for Team Canada at the 2008 U20 WJC's
  • OHL - Named to the Western Conference OHL All-Star Team
  • CHL - Top Draft Prospect (Canadian Major Junior)
  • OHL - Top Draft Prospect Award
  • OHL - Second All-Star Team (Center)

History: 

2006-2007

  • In his final season of midget hockey with the Markham Waxers, Stamkos racked up a stunning 105 goals and 197 points in 72 games.
  • May 6, 2006 - Selected by the Sarnia Sting with the 1st overall selection in the 2006 OHL Priority Draft out of the Markham Waxers program.
  • As a rookie, Stamkos wasted no time making an impact putting up 42 goals and 92 points in 63 games with Sarnia to go along with 56 penalty minutes.
  • Tallied over a point a game in the playoffs notching 3 goals and 6 points in 4 games.
  • Named to Team Canada for the 2007 IIHF U18 World Junior Championships.
  • Led Team Canada with 2 goals and 10 points in 6 games to go along with 8 penalty minutes and a +2 rating.


2007-2008

  • In 61 games for Sarnia, he scored 58 goals and 105 points to go with 88 penalty minutes.
  • Selected to Team Canada for the 2008 U20 World Junior Championships.
  • Stamkos put up 1 goal and 6 points in 7 games along with 4 penalty minutes and a +1 rating in helping the Canadians secure gold.
  • In the playoffs, Stamkos scored 11 goals in 9 games helping the Sting to advance to the second round.
  • On June 20, 2008 he was selected by the Tampa Bay Lightning with the first overall selection in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft.


2008-2009

  • Signs his entry level rookie contract on July 28, 2008.
  • Stamkos is expected to begin his NHL career immediately in the 2008-2009 season.

Scouting Report

Scouting Comments: 

Red Line Report says, "An elite, top-line centre people will pay to see, with a style comparative to Steve Yzerman."

Pete Choquette says, "He does everything really well. He won't be one of the best two or three players in the game in any one area, but he'll be one of the best fifteen to twenty players in the game at everything. Everything. Skating, finishing, passing, backchecking, faceoffs, battle level, backchecking: he does it all without any real discernable weaknesses."

Strengths: 

Stamkos is incredibly skilled with an elite package of speed, balance, and stickhandling to go with an amazing finishing touch. He also sees the ice well and is an outstanding playmaker. He will go to the net and other high traffic areas and is surprisingly strong defensively for a young offensive player. Off the ice, Stamkos also possesses strong leadership potential and work ethic.

Weaknesses: 

Stamkos' only weakness is that he will need to continue to add muscle in order to compete in the NHL, which is natural for an 18 year old. Other than that, there are no obvious flaws in his game and he is clearly the most complete player from day one the Tampa Bay Lightning have ever drafted.

Projection: 

Stamkos projects as an elite franchise center. He'll be the type of player who can be counted on for at least 40 goals and 90 points a year and who can play in all situations for the Lightning. In the short term, the young star is penciled in to start on the Lightning's second line where 20 goals and 70 points as a rookie is probably a safe and reasonable expectation for him as a rookie.

Statistics

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 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2005-2006 Markham Waxers Minor Midget AAAETAMMHL66 105 92197 87|        
  Markham Waxers Minor Midget AAAOHL Cup5 4 711 4|        
 2006-2007 Sarnia StingOHL63 42 5092 56|Playoffs4 3 36
  Team OntarioCWG5 11 415 8|        
  Canada U18WJC-186 2 810 8|        
 2007-2008 Sarnia StingOHL61 58 47105 88|Playoffs9 11 011 20 
  Canada U18Hlinka Memorial4 1 45 16|        
  Canada U20WJC-207 1 56 4|        
 2008-2009 Tampa Bay LightningNHL79 23 2346 39|        
  CanadaWC9 7 411 6|        
 2009-2010 Tampa Bay LightningNHL82 51 4495 38|        
  CanadaWC5 2 13 10|        
 2010-2011 Tampa Bay LightningNHL82 45 4691 74|Playoffs18 6 713
 2011-2012 Tampa Bay LightningNHL82 60 3797 66|        
 2012-2013 Tampa Bay LightningNHL48 29 2857 32|        
  CanadaWC8 7 512 6|        
 2013-2014 Tampa Bay LightningNHL37 25 1540 18|Playoffs4 2 24
 2014-2015 Tampa Bay LightningNHL32 17 1734 14|        

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