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Steven Stamkos Profile

Steven Stamkos
Ht/Wt: 5' 11"/178 lbs
Position: C
Team: Sarnia

Steve Stamkos Player Profile

Projected by many to be the first overall pick in this year's NHL entry draft Stamkos is taking it all in stride.

Stamkos just keeps on rolling along. as the 1st overall pick in the 2006 OHL Draft he arrived in Sarnia with plenty of pressure. All Stamkos did was put up 92 points in his rookie season including 42 goals.

He takes it all in stride. If you ask Steve about being ranked as the top pick for the 2008 draft, he tells you it's an honour but he try's not to think about it for fear of having it affect his game.

Last season He netted 22 of his 42 goals on the power play and ended the season with a +13 plus/minus rating. Stamkos is Yzerman like in the way he handles himself, he is well spoken and looks like a lock to be a captain on his NHL team at some point. He talks about playing a team game and not changing the way he plays in front of scouts.

As for his game, well he has not let anyone down with his play. His vision is outstanding, quickness is unmatched. His value on the PP can not be overstated. The one timer setting up on the left point or back door hashmarks is as good as anyone in the game. He is a leader and will be a captain very quickly into his NHL career.

His passes are quick, crisp, accurate and usualy very creative. The poise he shows when he has the puck is a joy to watch. He is not a huge player but is very strong and does a great job fighting through checks.
Submitted by: HockeyProspect.com

Steve Stamkos was taken first overall in the 2006 OHL Priority Selection by the Sarnia Sting. He played for the Markham Waxers who have built some players like Sean Avery, Peter Ing, Adam Oates and Steve Thomas. TSN had him pinned as the #1 guy for the NHL 2008 Entry Draft. He had a slow start to the year but has finally started to start racking up some points.
Submitted by: Dylan Wilson

The Sarnia Sting Selected Steven Stamkos 1st Round - #1 Overall in 2006. Stamkos is a complete player gaining comparisons to Joe Sakic. Stamkos has explosive speed, and good agile movement. Stamkos owns a huge wrist shot with a quick release, Stamkos is not a physical player, but doesn't shy away from going into the corners when needed.. Decent on the Cycle game.. Is usually the first forward back in the defensive zone on any given play.. after a slow first few games he leads John Tavares in goal scoring in the OHL with 31.. Stamkos is considered by many scouts to actually be a better prospect than John Tavares based on his ability to play a better overall game, and shows no weaknesses in any point of the game, and his ability to make everyone around him better.
Submitted by: Ryan Yessie

Steve Stamkos - Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- PIM
2006-07 Regular SeasonSarnia Sting634250921356
2007-08 Regular SeasonSarnia Sting6158471051888
Steve Stamkos - Playoff Stats       
2007 PlayoffsSarnia Sting4336-30

Steve Stamkos Video Clips

A great prospect profile video on Steve Stamkos. Lots of highlights and interviews centered around the top rated 2008 nhl prospect.

A nice goal scored by Stamkos

In the OHL All-Star Skills Competition, Stamkos pulls off a pretty impressive move. He showed more creativity here then most of the NHLers at their skills competition.

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