Named to a Canadian team for the seventh time in his career -- won gold medals at the 2002 Olympics, 1997 World Championship and 1993 World Junior Championship. Also named to the Canadian team at the 2004 World Cup, but did not play due to injury.
First international experience was at the Phoenix Cup Under-18 tournament in Japan in 1991 - Canada won a silver medal.
Served as an alternate captain on the 2002 Olympic gold medal team.
Lists Canada's gold medal win over the U.S. as one of the most memorable games he has played in.
I don't think it's really truly going to sink in until we drop the puck, to be honest. I know there's going to be a lot of smoke and mirrors with the media attention and all that. We came [Monday] and it was sort of a light day to get things organized. We just want to focus in on the business aspect, the game itself. That's what we're preparing to do. Get these next couple of days out of the way and it's game on.
— Lightning captain Steven Stamkos on playing in his first Stanley Cup Final