Signed as a free agent by Buffalo, September 20, 1995. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, July 21, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Rochester (AHL), August 29, 1999. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to knee injury vs. Springfield (AHL), January 21, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Manchester (AHL), September 7, 2001. Officially announced retirement and named assistant coach by Milwaukee (AHL), July 3, 2003.
[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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