Is first PIT skater to score on their 1st career shot since Brian Gibbons on Nov. 18, 2013 vs. ANA.
Is looking to make is NHL postseason debut.
2014-15 REGULAR SEASON:
Recalled from WBS on Mar. 24.
Has 3 PTS (1G-2A) in his last 6 home games.
Both of his goals have been game-winners.
4 of his 7 points this season came on the power-play.
Averaged 2:29 of PP TOI, which was 2nd among PIT D-men and 3rd among NHL rookie D-men.
Notched his 1st career assist Dec. 22 at FLA, giving him PTS in back-to-back games (1G-1A) from Dec. 20-22.
Scored his 1st career goal in 15:07 of TOI in his NHL debut Dec. 20 vs. FLA.
Was named an AHL All-Star and had an assist in the AHL All-Star Classic.
Played 4-plus seasons with the Portland Winterhawks (WHL) under head coach Mike Johnston, and won the WHL Championship in 2013.
Was named Canadian Hockey League (CHL) and Western Hockey League (WHL) D-man of the year in 2013-14.
Highs: G: 1 A: 1 P: 1
Memorial Cup All-Star Team (2013) WHL West First All-Star Team (2014) WHL Defenseman of the Year (2014) Canadian Major Junior Defenseman of the Year (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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