Son of Wayne NCHA West First All-American Team (1991, 1992)
Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, August 17, 1995. Traded to Pittsburgh by Anaheim with Fredrik Olausson for Shawn Antoski and Dmitri Mironov, November 19, 1996. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, October, 1998. Traded to Florida by San Jose with San Jose's 5th round choice (later traded to NY Islanders NY Islanders selected Adam Johnson) in 1999 Entry Draft for Jeff Norton, November 11, 1998. Missed majority of 1999-2000 due to knee injury in training camp after being re-assigned to minors, September 28, 1999. Played w/ RHI's Buffalo Stampede in 1994 (22-19-32-51-62).
[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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