Missed entire 1978-79 season recovering from broken wrist, September, 1978. Traded to Toronto by Washington with Robert Picard and Washington's 2nd round choice (Bob McGill) in 1980 Entry Draft for Mike Palmateer and Toronto's 3rd round choice (Torrie Robertson) in 1980 Entry Draft, June 11, 1980. Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, October 13, 1981. Suspended for entire 1982-83 season for attack on referee Bob Hall, April 24, 1982. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, July 2, 1983.
[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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