Signed as a free agent by Hartford (AHL), June 12, 2007. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, May 5, 2009. Traded to Detroit by NY Rangers for Kris Newbury, March 3, 2010. Signed to a PTO (professional tryout) contract by Connecticut (AHL), October 6, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Connecticut (AHL), November 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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