Played 7 games for Montreal Juniors (QMJHL) in 1976-77 with totals of 1 goal, 1 assist and 0 penalty minutes. Worked as a professional weight lifter and body builder from 1977 to 1983. Signed as a free agent by Montreal, March 15, 1984. Traded to St. Louis by Montreal for cash, September 30, 1985.
I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.
— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final