Signed as a free agent by Los Angeles, March 16, 2007. Traded to Carolina by Los Angeles for Anthony Stewart, Carolina's 4th round choice (later traded to Edmonton Edmonton selected Jackson Houck) in 2013 Entry Draft and Carolina's 6th round choice (Jake Marchment) in 2014 Entry Draft, January 13, 2013. Traded to Calgary by Carolina for Greg Nemisz, December 30. 2013.
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