Transferred to Phoenix after Winnipeg franchise relocated, July 1, 1996. Missed majority of 2000-01 and 2001-02 due to arm injury vs. Hershey (AHL), February 3, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Hershey (AHL), January 16, 2002. Signed as a free agent by San Jose, September 5, 2002.
[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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