Signed as a free agent by Liberec (CzRep), September 6, 2004. Traded to Edmonton by Buffalo for Carolina's 2nd round choice (previously acquired, later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Jesse Blacker) in 2009 Entry Draft, March 4, 2009. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 9, 2009. Traded to Calgary by NY Rangers with Chris Higgins for Olli Jokinen and Brandon Prust, February 2, 2010. Traded to Buffalo by Calgary with Robyn Regehr and Calgary's 2nd round choice (Jake McCabe) in 2012 Entry Draft for Chris Butler and Paul Byron, June 25, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Ceske Budajovice (CzRep), October 7, 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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