Czechoslovakian Rookie of the Year (1989)
Traded to Edmonton by New Jersey with Kevin Todd for Bernie Nicholls, January 13, 1993. Claimed by Nashville from Edmonton in Waiver Draft, October 5, 1998. Claimed by Minnesota from Nashville in Waiver Draft, September 29, 2000. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 17, 2001. Traded to Tampa Bay by NY Rangers for Matthew Barnaby, December 12, 2001.
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