OMJHL First All-Star Team (1975) Lou Kaplan Trophy (WHA Rookie of the Year) (1976)
Signed as an underage free agent by Toronto (WHA), May, 1975. Transferred to Birmingham (WHA) after Toronto (WHA) franchise relocated, June 30, 1976. Traded to Minnesota by Montreal with Keith Acton and Toronto's 3rd round choice (previously acquired, Minnesota selected Ken Hodge Jr.) in 1984 Entry Draft for Bobby Smith, October 28, 1983. Traded to Edmonton by Minnesota for Gord Sherven and Terry Martin, January 24, 1985. Traded to Buffalo by Edmonton with Lee Fogolin Jr. and Edmonton's 4th round choice (John Bradley) in 1987 Entry Draft for Normand Lacombe, Wayne Van Dorp and Buffalo's 4th round choice (Peter Eriksson) in 1987 Entry Draft, March 6, 1987.
[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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