2015 Playoff Notes:
- Is one assist shy of tying the franchise record for most assists in a playoff series by a Preds defenseman (4).
NHL Playoff Notes:
- 2015 will be his first career appearance in the Stanley Cup Playoffs.
Additional Playoff/Championship Notes:
- Named Best Defenseman and to the Tournament All-Star Team at the 2014 World Championship as well as being recognized as one of Team USA s top three players, all as the Americans youngest player.
- At the 2014 Worlds, led all tournament defensemen in points (2g-9a-11pts) and assists and ranked second among all skaters in assists (tie) and average time on ice (25:38).
- Ranked second among Western Hockey League defensemen in goals (5) and plus/minus rating (+15) and third in points (15) during the 2013 WHL Playoffs with Portland.
- In 2013, helped the Winterhawks claim the Ed Chynoweth Cup as WHL champions.
- Helped the United States claim the Gold Medal at the 2013 World Junior Championship.
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