Traded to NY Islanders by Florida with Mark Parrish for Roberto Luongo and Olli Jokinen, June 24, 2000. Signed as a free agent by Cherepovets (Russia), September 25, 2004. Loaned to CSKA Moscow (Russia) by Cherepovets (Russia), December 20, 2004. Traded to Phoenix by NY Islanders for Phoenix's 3rd round choice (later traded to Boston - Boston selected Brad Marchand) in 2006 Entry Draft, March 9, 2006.
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