Salei has represented Belarus at the World Championships eight times, five times in the top division (1998, 2000, 2001, 2008 and 2009). He recorded his best statistics in 2009 with five points (2-3-5) in six games played.
[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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