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NHL: Toronto 7, Tampa Bay 3

TORONTO, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- Joffrey Lupul had a goal and three assists Tuesday in the Toronto Maple Leafs' 7-3 rout of Tampa Bay.

NHL: Tampa Bay 5, Carolina 2

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 31 (UPI) -- NHL goals leader Steven Stamkos scored three times Saturday, powering the Tampa Bay Lightning's 5-2 victory over Carolina.

NHL: Tampa Bay 4, Montreal 3

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Vincent Lecavalier scored the last of three unanswered Tampa Bay goals Thursday that brought the Lightning from behind for a 4-3 win over Montreal.

NHL: Tampa Bay 5, Philadelphia 1

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos scored twice during a decisive second period Tuesday that carried the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-1 victory over Philadelphia.

NHL: Tampa Bay 3, Columbus 2

COLUMBUS, Ohio, Dec. 17 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos scored his 20th goal of the season and Mathieu Garon made 24 saves Saturday in the Tampa Bay Lightning's 3-2 win over Columbus.

NHL: Tampa Bay 5, Calgary 4 (OT)

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 15 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos scored 30 seconds into overtime Thursday, boosting the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-4 victory over Calgary.

NHL: New Jersey 5, Tampa Bay 4

TAMPA, Fla., Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Zach Parise, Ilya Kovalchuk and Adam Henrique scored consecutive goals in the second period Monday, boosting the New Jersey Devils to a 5-4 win over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Detroit 4, Tampa Bay 2

DETROIT, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Tomas Holmstrom and Darren Helm scored third-period goals Wednesday, propelling the Detroit Red Wings to a 4-2 victory over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Tampa Bay 5, Florida 1

TAMPA, Fla., Nov. 26 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos scored twice and added an assist Saturday, powering the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 5-1 win over Florida.

NHL: Winnipeg 5, Tampa Bay 2

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov. 14 (UPI) -- Evander Kane and Dustin Byfuglien netted first-period goals Monday and the Winnipeg Jets went on to dominate Tampa Bay 5-2.

NHL: Tampa Bay 4, Florida 3 (SO)

SUNRISE, Fla., Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Dominic Moore competed a Tampa Bay rally with a fourth-round shootout winner Sunday and the Lightning posted a 4-3 victory over Florida.

NHL: Nashville 5, Tampa Bay 3

NASHVILLE, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Mike Fisher finished off a three-goal second period with his second score of the game Thursday, boosting the Nashville Predators to a 5-3 win over Tampa Bay.

NHL: Tampa Bay 4, Buffalo 3

BUFFALO, N.Y., Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Steven Stamkos scored the go-ahead goal in the second period Tuesday, helping rally the Tampa Bay Lightning to a 4-3 victory over Buffalo.

NHL: Tampa Bay 4, New York Islanders 1

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Vincent Lecavalier assisted on the first goal and scored in the second period Thursday in helping the Tampa Bay Lightning down the New York Islanders 4-1.

NHL: Florida 7, Tampa Bay 4

TAMPA, Fla., Oct. 17 (UPI) -- Kris Versteeg and Stephen Weiss each scored twice and netted a pair of assists Monday, propelling the Florida Panthers to a 7-4 win 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.

This article is licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License.
It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Steven Stamkos."
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