Minnesota High School All-State, All-Metro and All-Conference Player of the Year (1996) WCHA All-Rookie Team (1997) AHL All-Rookie Team (2001)
Signed as a free agent by Edmonton, July 30, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Dallas, July 6, 2007. Missed majority of 2011-12 as a healthy reserve. Officially announced his retirement, June 20, 2014.
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