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Top Steven Stamkos News

  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Extension talks not happening

    Stamkos is "disappointed" that he hasn't heard from the Lightning about a contract extension, reports "

    Stammer made it clear at the end of last season that he wanted something done before camp started, and he's clearly disappointed that hasn't happened. "I guess that was something that I didn't see coming but it is what it is," said the 16-year career Bolt. Stamkos has one year left on an eight-year, $68 million deal that has a team-friendly cap hit of $8.5 million. He may be turning 34 in February, but he's still worth every penny. Stamkos is coming off a 34-goal, 84-point season and is the best player to ever don a jersey in Tampa Bay. Both sides want to get something done, but this may take some time. General manager Julien Brisebois says that while he and Stamkos share the common goal of winning another Cup, Brisebois "need(s) to see how this season plays out before I can make those decisions."

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Contract extension looks likely

    Stamkos and the Lightning will discuss a contract extension this summer, reports

    "Hopefully there's a conversation this summer and we go from there," the Lightning captain said. "In my eyes, this is the only jersey I ever want to wear in my career." General manager Julien Brisebois has confirmed there will be discussions regarding a new contract. Stamkos, who hit several milestones this season, including 500 goals, 500 assists, 1,000 points and 1,000 NHL games, has one year left on his current deal. He had 34 goals and 50 assists this season.

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Gets goal in OT loss

    Stamkos scored a goal in a 2-1 overtime loss to Toronto in Game 6 on Saturday. Toronto clinched the series 4-2.

    Stamkos ripped home a rebound from the bottom of the left circle early in the third period. He finished the playoffs with two goals and two assists in six games after finishing the regular season with 84 points in 81 games. It was the first time the Lightning were eliminated from the playoffs in the first round since 2018-19.

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Scores goal in loss to Toronto

    Stamkos found the back of the net in a 5-4 overtime loss to Toronto in Game 4 on Monday.

    Stamkos scored midway through the second to put Tampa Bay up 3-1. He didn't record a goal over his previous five contests, though he did have three assists in that span. Through 121 career playoff outings, Stamkos has 44 goals and 94 points.

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Assist and fight in loss

    Stamkos picked up an assist and a fighting major in Saturday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Maple Leafs in Game 3.

    Stamkos took a couple swings at Auston Matthews that turned into a short-lived fight in the aftermath of a melee that broke out following Brayden Point's injury after an awkward hit. It was the first time in NHL history that two 60-goal snipers fought. So far this postseason, Stamkos has no goals, two assists and seven PIM and shots in three games.

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Three apples can't keep Sens away

    Stamkos had three assists in a 7-4 loss to Ottawa on Saturday.

    All three helpers came on the power play. Stamkos now has 50 assists and 83 points in 79 games this season. Thirty-five of those points have come with the man advantage. Stamkos also finished minus-2 on the game, a tally that dropped his season mark to minus-7 with just three games left. He hasn't finished a season in the red since 2012-13 (minus-4) and has been in the black in 11-of-15 seasons in his career.

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: No points in milestone game

    Stamkos played his 1,000th NHL game Thursday in a 6-1 loss to the Islanders. He had one shot on goal in 18:23 of ice time.

    Unfortunately, the Bolts showed few signs of life in Stammer's milestone game. Over his career, Stamkos has 514 goals and 1,052 points in 1,000 games. He is just the second to play 1,000 games with Tampa Bay, joining Vincent Lecavalier.

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Continues hot play

    Stamkos scored a goal and an assist on one shot, helping the Lightning to a 5-1 win over the Capitals on Thursday.

    Stamkos fired a shot off a faceoff win that beat Darcy Kuemper with just over three seconds left in the first period. Stamkos would also add an assist on Alex Killorn's power-play goal. The Bolts' captain is red-hot as of late, scoring points in seven of his last eight games with 13 points in that span. On the season, Stamkos has 32 goals and 79 points in 75 games.

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Racks up three points

    Stamkos scored a goal and two assists on two shots, fueling the Lightning to a 4-0 win over the Hurricanes on Tuesday.

    The third star of the game, Stamkos opened the scoring off a nice feed by Mikhail Sergachev. The Bolts' captain would also pick up helpers on both of Brayden Point's goals. Stamkos has been red-hot as of late, picking up points in six of his last seven games with 11 points in that span. On the season, Stamkos has 31 goals and 77 points in 74 games.

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Eighth 30-goal season of career

    Stamkos scored a goal Saturday in a 5-3 win over Montreal.

    Stamkos scored on a one-timer off a pass from Nikita Kucherov on the power play early in the third period for Stamkos' 30th goal of the season. It's the eighth time in his NHL career that he has hit that plateau. Stamkos has 510 goals and 1,041 points in 990 games in his career.

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Closing in on eighth 30-goal season

    Stamkos (lower body) had two goals and an assist in a 4-3 shootout win over the Devils on Thursday.

    He played 18:02 and had four shots after missing Tuesday's game with a knee injury. Stamkos scored on a snap shot from low in the left circle late in the second period; it pulled the Bolts to within one goal (2-1). He then got his second on a one-timer from the same circle on the power play late in the third to push the Bolts up 3-2. Unfortunately, Tampa couldn't hold the lead and needed a shootout to settle the score. The goals were Stamkos' first in seven games and put him within one goal of 30 on the season. This will be his eighth 30-goal season.

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Will return Thursday

    Stamkos (lower body) is good to play Thursday versus New Jersey, Mike Morreale of reports.

    Stamkos missed Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the Devils. He has 27 goals and 66 points in 67 contests this season. With Stamkos back, Pierre-Edouard Bellemare might be a healthy scratch Thursday after logging 10:47 of ice time Tuesday.

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Won't play Tuesday

    Stamkos (lower body) won't play Tuesday versus the Devils.

    Stamkos suffered a lower-body injury Saturday but was able to play through it Sunday. The 33-year-old will now be out for at least one game as he tries to shake it off. It's unclear if he'll be ready to face the Devils in Thursday's rematch.

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Expected to play Sunday

    Stamkos (lower body) is on the ice for warmups and expected to suit up Sunday against Winnipeg, Gabby Shirley of Bally Sports Florida reports.

    Stamkos was injured Saturday against Chicago but isn't expected to miss any additional time. The 33-year-old has 66 points in 66 appearances this season but just one in his last four games. He'll be in his usual top-line role Sunday.

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: Exits Saturday's contest

    Stamkos (lower body) won't return to Saturday's game versus the Blackhawks, Chris Krenn of the Lightning's official site reports.

    Stamkos appeared to be favoring his left leg after a shift late in the first period, and he won't be able to finish the game. He should be considered questionable at best for Sunday's game versus the Jets.

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  • Lightning's Steven Stamkos: No points in game after benching

    Stamkos had five hits and no shots in 17:25 of ice time in Sunday's 6-0 loss to Carolina.

    Coach Jon Cooper had benched Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov and Brayden Point for the third period of Saturday's loss to Buffalo because they weren't performing well enough to give the team the best chance to win. They were back in action Sunday, but the game was a parade to the penalty box and the Bolts' offense couldn't get rolling. Stamkos and the Bolts are on a five-game losing streak heading into a four-game week, with contests against the Flyers, Knights, Hawks and Jets.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-1, 193 lbs
Birthplace: Markham, ON
Age: 33
Experience: 15
Shoots: Right