Steven Stamkos RUMORS & NEWS

  • Bob McKenzie: Leafs would ‘take a hard run at Steven Stamkos’ as UFA

    Today's Slapshot "Bob McKenzie was on Montreal’s TSN 690 on Monday morning. As part of a larger conversation on the Toronto Maple Leafs, how well the rebuild seems to be going with the moves made on and off the ice over the past year or so, and on if all of that – combined with the Leafs having won the draft..." May 02

  • Steven Stamkos on recovery: ‘Could be weeks. Could be months’

    Sportsnet "Steven Stamkos sat down at his locker, put on a Tampa Bay Lightning hooded sweatshirt, leaned back on the wooden bench and sheepishly shook his head when the first question he jokingly faced was whether he was fit to play Saturday. “I wish,” Stamkos said, with a slight grin. It was the third..." April 28

  • Will playoffs affect Steven Stamkos' contract situation?

    Tampa Bay Times "There was a Steven Stamkos sighting the other night. The Lightning captain and leading goal scorer was milling around the locker room after the team's series-ending Game 5 victory against the Red Wings. That could be the closest Stamkos gets to the ice again this season. Not that anyone..." April 26

  • Stamkos skates with teammates

    TSN "Captain Steven Stamkos skating with the team on Tuesday for the time since undergoing surgery. Stamkos had surgery to remove a blood clot from near his right collarbone." April 26

  • Steven Stamkos will likely have rib removed in blood clot surgery

    Yahoo! Sports "Tampa Bay Lightning star Steven Stamkos could be out of action up to three months with a blood clot near his right collarbone, for which he’s having surgery on Monday. To put it technically, he has Vascular Thoracic Outlet Syndrome; and more specifically, he has Effort Thrombosis. According..." April 04

  • Steven Stamkos out 1-3 Months With Blood Clot

    The Hockey Writers "Tampa Bay Lightning general manager Steve Yzerman announced tonight that Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will miss one-to-three months due to a blood clot in his arm. Tampa Bay announced the news via their official Twitter account. Stamkos missed practice on Friday, as well as the team’s..." April 03

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    Erik Erlendsson @erlendssonTBO

    Team saying that Stamkos is out tonight with an upper-body injury#TBLightning

  • Steven Stamkos ripped his teammates

    Tampa Tribune "The Lightning freight train should be rolling on the right tracks headed toward the playoffs. Yet ... “We just had too many passengers tonight,’’ captain Steven Stamkos said. “We are at a point in the season where that can’t happen, that’s unacceptable. I don’t care who we are playing,..." April 01

  • Stamkos trending in wrong direction ahead of free agency

    The Score "While he still collected two goals in a losing effort Thursday, Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos is in the midst of an uncharacteristic season. With 33 goals on the campaign, tied for fifth most in the league, Stamkos has actually fallen short of many people's expectations for a..." March 18

  • Rebuilding Maple Leafs attractive to free agents like Stamkos

    Toronto Star "If Leafs coach Mike Babcock has said it once, he has said it a half-dozen times: When it comes to assessing William Nylander’s adjustment to the NHL, current conditions are not ideal. Eight games into his NHL career, Nylander has been playing a steady dose of centre. It would be far better, the..." March 15

  • Steven Stamkos scores 300th career goal

    The Score "Steven Stamkos knows how to put the puck in the net. The Tampa Bay Lightning captain recorded his 300th career goal with a first-period tap-in against the Pittsburgh Penguins, becoming the third player in team history to reach that mark, following Vincent Lecavalier and Martin St. Louis." February 20

  • Bolts' Stamkos prefers center over wing, but how do positions differ?

    Tampa Tribune "Steven Stamkos has been the center of attention throughout most of this season. And right in the middle is exactly where he wants to be. There has been plenty of debate about whether center is his best position or if he is better suited to play on the wing. Primarily a center throughout his..." February 18

  • Yzerman risking everything for Cup, Stamkos signature

    Ottawa Sun "From the moment John Scott’s Cinderella tale reached its storybook conclusion at all-star weekend in Nashville, the most prominent sideshow in National Hockey League circles has been the Steven Stamkos affair. Step right up folks. See Stamkos play without a contract extension. See the rumour..." February 16

  • Sabres interested in Stamkos

    Buffalo News "Tim Murray needs Steven Stamkos. He thought he needed Mike Babcock too but that ended up with the Detroit coach simply leveraging Buffalo on his way to Toronto. The Babcock affair comes to mind with all the chatter on Canadian sports giant TSN in recent days after the Dion Phaneuf trade opened a..." February 16

  • Steven Stamkos 'will not be traded' before deadline, says Lightning GM Yzerman

    CBC Sports "Tampa Bay Lightning star and pending free agent Steven Stamkos isn't going anywhere before the NHL's Feb. 29 trade deadline, general manager Steve Yzerman said in a statement issued Monday. With Stamkos's contract set to expire after this season, the two-time NHL goal-scoring champion has been..." February 15

  • Lightning potentially face an uncertain future without Stamkos, Drouin

    The Score "Let's get this out of the way: The Tampa Bay Lightning were never going to trade Steven Stamkos. General manager Steve Yzerman - refreshingly proactive and ahead of the curve - confirmed the obvious Monday, releasing a statement saying Stamkos won't be traded and will remain Tampa Bay's captain..." February 15

  • Will Steven Stamkos be a Maple Leaf next season?

    USA Today "When the Toronto Maple Leafs traded Dion Phaneuf to the Ottawa Senators, Toronto’s fan base immediately began seeing the move as clearing cap space to sign Steven Stamkos if the Tampa Bay Lightning captain becomes an unrestricted free agent this summer. USA TODAY Sports NHL columnist Kevin..." February 15

  • Leafs have remote chance of landing Stamkos

    TSN "I will amend this story in a future Dreger Report if information unexpectedly materializes that forces me to adjust the position I'm about to present on the likelihood of Steven Stamkos choosing the Toronto Maple Leafs on July 1, otherwise known by TSN faithful as the “Free Agent Frenzy.” I..." February 12

  • Lightning's Stamkos: Answers will come at the trade deadline

    Tampa Bay Times "If he wanted to, captain Steven Stamkos could sqaush any potential drama leading up until the Feb. 29 trade deadline. Stamkos has a full no-move clause, meaning he holds all the cards. Even if the Lightning wanted to trade him, the team would need his permission. So if Stamkos plans to stay..." February 12

  • If Lightning try to deal Stamkos, which teams are likely suitors?

    Tampa Tribune "The countdown clock is officially ticking. The NHL trade deadline is four weeks from today, and the Lightning will be the league’s most-watched team between now and the 3 p.m. deadline on Feb. 29. General manager Steve Yzerman won’t necessarily be the busiest executive among his peers, but any..." February 01

  • Stamkos won’t deny it — contract situation’s ‘in your head, for sure’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Steve Stamkos knew the questions about his contract situation were coming. So rather than dance around them, he attacked ’em straight on. “You’re human — it’s in your head, for sure,” Stamkos said during Friday’s All-Star Media Day. “You try not to let it affect your play on the ice. You..." January 29

  • Stamkos not open to being traded before deadline: 'I want to win with Tampa'

    ESPN "It was on this very stage a year ago when Steven Stamkos seemingly closed the door on testing the free-agent market. Speaking to a big media throng at the All-Star weekend in Columbus, Ohio, on Jan. 23, 2015, Stamkos made it clear he thought he'd sign a contract extension that summer -- one..." January 29

  • Steven Stamkos responds to contract offer report

    Sportsnet "Steven Stamkos is staying quiet in the face of a leak. The Tampa Bay Lighting captain is neither confirming nor denying a report by Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman that the Tampa Bay Lightning tabled an offer with an average annual salary of $8.5 million. “I’m not going to comment on that,”..." January 25

  • Lightning's Stamkos mum on reported contract offer

    Tampa Bay Times "C Steven Stamkos would neither confirm nor deny a report by Canada's Sportsnet TV network that the Lightning has offered him an eight-year, $68 million contract extension in recent weeks. "I'm not going to comment on that," Stamkos said Sunday at the Lightning's family carnival at Amalie Arena...." January 25

  • Lightning made Stamkos an offer at an average of $8.5M a season

    The Score "Steve Yzerman's got a lot of work to do in Tampa Bay, but he knows his priorities. The Lightning general manager recently made a contract offer to pending unrestricted free agent Steven Stamkos that averaged $8.5 million per season, according to Sportsnet's Elliotte Friedman, speaking on..." January 24

  • Wild's Parise sympathetic to Stamkos' contract situation: 'It's not easy'

    Tampa Bay Times "The captain insisted he wanted to stay with the team that drafted him, the group he led to the Stanley Cup final. He admitted his contract situation was "in the back of my mind" during that final season of his deal. There were so many reasons he wanted to re-sign, but his first (and likely..." January 10

  • Stamkos after latest home loss: Lightning need to be 'more pissed off'

    The Score "Steven Stamkos has put on his captain's hat. The Tampa Bay Lightning star forward spoke out after Wednesday's 5-2 loss to the New York Rangers, a rematch of last June's Eastern Conference Finals in which his club came out on top. In his estimation, however, the team is a long way off from..." December 31

  • Stamkos: I want to stay with Lightning

    Tampa Bay Times "Captain Steven Stamkos wants to make one thing clear: The superstar center, in the final year of his current contract, wants to stay with the Lightning long-term, and believes an extension can still be worked out. Stamkos, 25, denies any rumored rift with coach Jon Cooper, and says both his..." December 20

  • 'Sign Stamkos' signs banned from Maple Leafs' arena

    The Score "The speculation about Tampa Bay Lighting forward Steven Stamkos possibly becoming a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs may have gone too far. A local Toronto radio station printed and distributed signs to fans prior to Tuesday's game between the Lightning and Maple Leafs that read "Sign..." December 16

  • Stamkos to Maple Leafs once absurd, now possible

    Sportsnet "In September, the idea of Steven Stamkos choosing to become a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs didn’t make a whole lot of sense, at least from a hockey perspective. The Tampa Bay Lightning were a very good NHL team. The Leafs were awful, with their biggest stars wearing suits, not..." December 15

  • Stamkos mired in longest goal drought since 2009

    The Score "There's not much to "like" about Steven Stamkos' numbers these days. The Tampa Bay Lightning superstar, who recently caused waves with a social media gaffe, failed to score in Saturday's loss to the Washington Capitals, extending a slump unseen since his sophomore season six years..." December 13

  • Bolts’ Stamkos remains center of attention, despite position

    Tampa Tribune "Following a recent victory in San Jose, Steven Stamkos seemed somewhat subdued. Following a loss the next night in Los Angeles the Lightning captain seemed frustrated, and was short when answering questions from reporters. The two-day display was a little out of character for the normally..." December 10

  • Steven Stamkos liked another tweet about him and the Maple Leafs

    CBS Sports "Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos has been very judicious with what he favorites (or now as it's called, likes) on Twitter. That's probably because one of the few times he favorited any tweet, it was a link to a story in The Hockey News about him becoming Toronto's LeBron and returning to..." December 09

  • Why the Lightning are better with Steven Stamkos on the wing

    ESPN "When chatting about Steven Stamkos’ most recent shift to the wing, Tampa Bay Lightning coach Jon Cooper downplayed the move. Guys go back and forth all the time, he explained, and then added that minutes are more important to players than position. “If you ask anybody, they don’t care where..." December 08

  • Plenty of second guessing regarding Stamkos-Cooper relationship

    Toronto Sun "Steven Stamkos wants to regularly play centre. Will that be in Tampa? Until he puts pen to paper on an extension with the Lightning - and there is plenty of uncertainty if that will even happen - every comment, every move, every shift, fairly or unfairly, will be subject to scrutiny. Such..." December 07

  • Steven Stamkos not bothered by constant contract questions

    Yahoo! Sports "Steven Stamkos is not tired of being asked questions about his contract situation. The Tampa Bay Lightning forward, and pending unrestricted free agent, still doesn’t have a new deal with the team for the 2016-17 season and beyond. And he’s not fretting facing constant queries from all over the..." December 03

  • Stamkos contract saga getting eerie feel

    Tampa Bay Times "In mid June, two days after the Lightning's remarkable run to the Stanley Cup final ended, general manager Steve Yzerman was asked what his top priority was for the summer. "I would like to get Steven Stamkos signed to an extension," Yzerman said. "That's my No. 1 priority." Nearly six..." November 30

  • Stamkos doing "due diligence" on contract

    Tampa Bay Times "When it comes to the contract saga of Lightning captain Steven Stamkos, things have remained pretty quiet. Both sides have refrained from speaking publicly on the subject, with general manager Steve Yzerman always saying, "when there's announcement to make, we'll announce it." Stamkos, in the..." November 11

  • Lightning’s Drouin-Stamkos combo could form a dynamic 1-2 punch

    Tampa Tribune "Oh, such wondrous possibilities. The play-maker and the finisher. The passer and the sniper. Jonathan Drouin and Steven Stamkos. On paper, it’s a match made in hockey heaven. But the game is played on the ice, and that’s where the match has to be made. If it works, the duo can be..." September 26

  • Stamkos to Toronto? It’s not crazy talk

    Tampa Tribune "It’s crazy, but not that crazy. Lightning captain Steven Stamkos often finds himself smiling at the commotion that his contract status is causing in his home and native land. Oh, Canada. Relax. “You’ve just got to have fun with it,” Stamkos said Tuesday morning, before the Bolts’..." September 23

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    Joe Smith @TBTimes_JSmith

    #TBLightning owner Jeff Vinik said he's not worried about @RealStamkos91 contract, reiterates he's confident Yzerman can get it done

  • No new contract, but Stamkos ‘still the captain’ as Bolts report

    Tampa Tribune "The summer of Stamkos officially ended on Thursday with the opening of Lightning training camp. Only the heat is about to get turned up a bit more. As the defending Eastern Conference champions reported to Amalie Arena to start preparation for the 2015-16 season, Stamkos arrived without a..." September 18

  • Stamkos is so much more than a sniper

    TSN "The fury of the NHL rumour mill knows no limits, and the longer Steven Stamkos remains unsigned in Tampa Bay, the more we will hear about a potential move out of the Sunshine State. I think it’s far more likely than not that Stamkos ends up staying in Tampa Bay. It’s the ideal situation for his..." September 17

  • Stamkos returns, says contract extension talks in 'middle stages'

    Tampa Bay Times "After a couple of days of getting peppered with questions about his uncertain future, Lightning captain Steven Stamkos had a blast staying in the present Thursday morning. Stamkos, 25, was in his sanctuary, back on the ice in his first day at Tampa Bay's informal skates at the Ice Sports Forum...." September 13

  • Stamkos on Lightning contract talks: ‘Not necessarily all about money’

    Yahoo! Sports "It’s late in the afternoon, and Steven Stamkos has spent the day being asked in every way conceivable about his contract negotiations with the Tampa Bay Lightning. Which of course means we’ll ask him again. “And I’ll hit you with the same answer I’ve given everyone else,” he said, with a..." September 09

  • Steven Stamkos offers high praise for rookie Connor McDavid

    ESPN "Expectations are already high for Connor McDavid, the No. 1 overall pick in June's draft and the consensus best prospect since Sidney Crosby. Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos just raised them. Stamkos, who scored 43 goals last season in leading the Lightning to an Eastern..." September 08

  • Lightning preparing for all Stamkos possibilities

    Sportsnet "As the kids go back to school, the Toronto Blue Jays continue their David Price/Troy Tulowitzki joyride and hockey reporters shake off their summer hangovers, attention returns to some of the sport’s key storylines. And one of the biggest is Steven Stamkos. Tampa’s captain is an unrestricted..." September 08

  • Agent on Stamkos’ contract talks: ‘I don’t think we have any criteria on timing at this point’

    Pro Hockey Talk "The window for the Tampa Bay Lightning to begin contract extension talks with captain Steven Stamkos opened on July 1; however, the two sides have yet to start negotiations. As it stands, Stamkos has one year remaining on his five-year, $37.5 million deal, which will pay him $5.5 million next..." July 09

  • All eyes will be on Stamkos’ contract talks with Lightning

    Tampa Tribune "An underwhelming free-agent crop leaves little for the Lightning, or any of the other 29 teams for that matter, to eye any sort of big prize. So while Tampa Bay did re-sign pending free agents Andrej Sustr and Mike Angelidis to new deals on Tuesday, when the free-agency window opens, all eyes..." July 02

  • Steven Stamkos contract is top priority for Lightning this offseason

    CBS Sports "Even though they came up short in the 2015 Stanley Cup Final against the Chicago Blackhawks, losing the series in six games, the Tampa Bay Lightning established themselves as one of the top teams in the NHL this past season. And they are not going away. With a roster in the playoffs that..." June 17