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Steven Stamkos Biography
Steven Stamkos was born February 7, 1990 and is a Canadianprofessional ice hockey player currently playing for the Tampa Bay Lightning ofthe National Hockey League (NHL). Stamkos was the first overall pick in the2006 OHL Entry Draft, from the Markham Waxers of the OMHA. Playing with theSarnia Sting of the Ontario Hockey League, he scored 100 goals in just twoyears. After a successful OHL career, Stamkos was selected first overall in the2008 NHL Entry Draft by the Tampa Bay Lightning, following the team's heavypromotion of him via their Seen Stamkos? website.
On July 29, 2008, Steven Stamkos signed a three-year, entry level contract withthe Lightning, in which he could earn as much as $8.55 million in performancebonuses. In addition, Stamkos has a number of sponsorships, including anathlete-s agreement with Nike (terms not disclosed). He is featured in aweb-only Nike commercial called Forget Everything which was released tocoincide with his first game in his hometown of Unionville on October 28, 2008.He also has an endorsement deal with Tissot watches.
Stamkos played in his first NHL game in Prague, CzechRepublic at the start of the 2008-09 NHL season. He recorded his first point -a secondary assist - in his eighth game, which was against his hometown TorontoMaple Leafs. Stamkos was glad to have done it at home: "I think it waslouder than when the Leafs scored," he said. "It was great to havethat fan support." He scored his first goal the next game against RyanMiller of the Buffalo Sabres. On February 17, 2009, Stamkos succeeded ingetting the first hat trick of his NHL career against the Chicago Blackhawks. ThoughStamkos was heavily criticized for his lack of production during the first halfof the season, in which he was limited to less than 10 minutes of ice time somegames, he finished the season on an impressive run, with 19 points in his final20 games.
Prior to the 2009-10 NHL season, Stamkos spent the summertraining extensively with former NHL player Gary Roberts, working on addingstrength and endurance. Stamkos had a breakout season in 2009-10, being nearthe NHL lead in goal scoring for most of the season. Stamkos ended the seasonwith 51 goals, tied for most in the NHL with Sidney Crosby of the PittsburghPenguins. Stamkos is the third youngest player to achieve this accomplishment,with only Wayne Gretzky and Jimmy Carson scoring 50 at a younger age.Stamkos had 51 goals in the 2009-2010 season, which is 5 more than he hadpoints in the 2008-2009 season.
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