Brother of Chris
Traded to Toronto by Quebec for Richard Turmel, August 12, 1983. Signed as a free agent by Detroit, July 17, 1985. Traded to Quebec by Detroit with John Ogrodnick and Doug Shedden for Brent Ashton, Gilbert Delorme and Mark Kumpel, January 17, 1987. Signed as a free agent by Minnesota, June 29, 1987. Claimed by Tampa Bay from Minnesota in Expansion Draft, June 18, 1992. Traded to St. Louis by Tampa Bay with Doug Crossman and Tampa Bay's 4th round choice (Andrei Petrakov) in 1996 Entry Draft for Jason Ruff, January 28, 1993. Signed as a free agent by Chicago, October 9, 1996.
[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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