started the season on IR after recovering from off season shoulder surgery ... was assigned to Abbotsford on conditioning Oct.9 ... recalled on Oct. 20 from Abbotsford where he had an assist in four games for the Heat ... played in his 1st career NHL game on Oct. 22 at PHX ... had an abdominal wall strain and was listed as day-to-day on Oct.25 ... assigned to Abbotsford on a conditioning assignment on Nov.14 ... recalled from Abbotsford at the end of his conditioning assignment on Nov.25 ... assigned to Abbotsford on Jan.2 ... recalled from Abbotsford on Jan.26 ... assigned to Abbotsford on Feb.8 ... recalled from Abbotsford on Apr.2 ... earned his first NHL point (assist on the game winner) on Apr.3
Signed to an ATO (amateur tryout) contract by Abbotsford (AHL), March 30, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Calgary, May 28, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Boston, July 2, 2014.
[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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