Signed as a free agent by Bodens (Sweden-2), August 20, 2004. Missed majority of 2008-09 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, September 25, 2009. Missed majority of 2009-10 as a healthy reserve. Signed as a free agent by Florida, August 19, 2010. Traded to Vancouver by Florida for Darcy Hordichuk, October 6, 2010. Officially announced his retirement, February 11, 2011.
[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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