Claimed by Florida from NY Islanders in Expansion Draft, June 24, 1993. Traded to Colorado by Florida for the rights to Mark Parrish and Anaheim's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Florida selected Lance Ward) in 1998 Entry Draft, March 24, 1998. Signed as a free agent by Nashville, July 6, 1998. Traded to Chicago by Nashville for Chicago's 4th round choice (later traded to Anaheim Anaheim selected Nathan Saunders) in 2003 Entry Draft and future considerations, March 13, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 17, 2002. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 28, 2004. Officially announced retirement, September 12, 2006.
[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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