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Lightning's Steven Stamkos undergoes successful leg surgery

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 12 (UPI) -- High-scoring Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos underwent successful surgery to repair a broken leg Tuesday, the team said.

Lightning's Steven Stamkos out indefinitely with broken leg

BOSTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- High-scoring Tampa Bay Lightning forward Steven Stamkos is out indefinitely with a broken leg sustained in Monday's game at Boston, the team said.

NHL: Tampa Bay 3, Detroit 2 (OT)

DETROIT, Nov. 9 (UPI) -- Teddy Purcell scored with 69 seconds remaining in overtime Saturday, propelling the Tampa Bay Lightning over Detroit 3-2.

NHL: Tampa Bay 4, Edmonton 2

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 7 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos scored his 12th and 13th goals of the season Thursday in boosting Tampa Bay to a 4-2 triumph over Edmonton.

NHL: Tampa Bay 4, St. Louis 2

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 2 (UPI) -- Alex Killorn racked up a goal and two assists and Brett Connolly got the go-ahead goal Saturday in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 4-2 win over St. Louis.

NHL: Tampa Bay 3, Carolina 0

RALEIGH, N.C., Nov. 1 (UPI) -- Ben Bishop extended his strong start to the season Friday by making 31 saves to bring Tampa Bay a 3-0 blanking of Carolina.

NHL: New Jersey 2, Tampa Bay 1

NEWARK, N.J., Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Jaromir Jagr scored on a second-period breakaway Tuesday, providing the winning margin in the New Jersey Devils' 2-1 victory over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Tampa Bay 4, Florida 3 (SO)

SUNRISE, Fla., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos scored the winning tally in a shootout after logging a goal and an assist in regulation Sunday, leading the Tampa Bay Lightning past Florida 4-3.

NHL: Tampa Bay 3, Buffalo 2

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 26 (UPI) -- Martin St. Louis and Ondrej Palat each scored within a 1 1/2-minute span late in the game Saturday, rallying the Tampa Bay Lightning over Buffalo 3-2.

NHL: Tampa Bay 6, Chicago 5 (OT)

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 24 (UPI) -- Martin St. Louis ripped a slap shot by Nikolai Khabibulin 1:16 into overtime Thursday to give Tampa Bay a wild 6-5 victory over Chicago.

NHL: Tampa Bay 3, Minnesota 1

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos scored the tiebreaking goal with 5:04 to go in regulation Thursday and the Tampa Bay Lightning went on to defeat Minnesota 3-1.

NHL: Pittsburgh 5, Tampa Bay 4

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 12 (UPI) -- Matt Niskanen broke a tie with 18.6 seconds left and Sidney Crosby netted a hat trick Saturday, carrying the Pittsburgh Penguins over Tampa Bay 5-4.

NHL: Tampa Bay 7, Florida 2

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 10 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos scored his first three goals of the season Thursday in leading Tampa Bay to a 7-2 rout of Florida.

NHL: Tampa Bay 5, Toronto 2

TAMPA, Fla., April 24 (UPI) -- Martin St. Louis produced a hat trick Wednesday and scored two of Tampa Bay's three third-period goals in a 5-2 victory over Toronto.

NHL: Carolina 3, Tampa Bay 2

TAMPA, Fla., April 21 (UPI) -- Jiri Tlusty scored twice in the first period Sunday and the Carolina Hurricanes rode his efforts to a 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay.
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Steven Stamkos
Washington Capitals goalie Brent Johnson (1) makes a save in the 1st period on a shot by Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) on January 1, 2009 at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. (UPI Photo/ Mark Goldman)
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Steven Stamkos (born February 7, 1990) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL). Stamkos was the first overall pick in the 2006 OHL Entry Draft, from the Markham Waxers of the OMHA. Playing with the Sarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League, he scored 100 goals in just two years. After a successful OHL career, Stamkos was selected first overall in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning, following the team's heavy promotion of him via their Seen Stamkos? website.

Stamkos is of Macedonian and Scottish descent. He grew up in Unionville, Ontario and played for the Markham Waxers in the Eastern AAA League of the Ontario Minor Hockey Association (OMHA). During one of his seasons with the North York Canadiens, he was teammates with PK Subban. Before being drafted in the OHL, Stamkos attended Central Park Public School and Brother Andre Catholic High School in Markham, Ontario. After being drafted by Sarnia he attended Northern Collegiate Institute & Vocational School.

On July 29, 2008, Steven Stamkos signed a three-year, entry level contract with the Lightning, in which he could earn as much as $8.55 million in performance bonuses. In addition, Stamkos has a number of sponsorships, including an athlete’s agreement with Nike (terms not disclosed). He is featured in a web-only Nike commercial called Forget Everything which was released to coincide with his first game in his hometown of Unionville on October 28, 2008. He also has an endorsement deal with Tissot watches.

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