Traded to Buffalo by San Jose with Martin Spahnel and Philadelphia's 1st (previously acquired, later traded to Phoenix Phoenix selected Daniel Briere) and 4th (previously acquired, Buffalo selected Mike Martone) round choices in 1996 Entry Draft for Doug Bodger, November 16, 1995. Traded to Ottawa by Buffalo with Buffalo's 5th round choice (Tim Cook) in 2003 Entry Draft for Jakub Klepis, February 25, 2003. Missed majority of 2003-04 due to knee injury vs. Boston, December 13, 2003. Signed as a free agent by Vitkovice (CzRep), September 17, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Davos (Swiss), August 10, 2006. Officially announced his retirement, April 14, 2014.
[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
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