Steven Stamkos, 32, is the Tampa Bay Lightning’s captain. In the win on Thursday night against the Philadelphia Flyers, Stamkos became the first player in the Lightning’s franchise history to reach 1,000 career NHL points on an assist to Nikolas Paul’s second goal.
Stamkos also became the 95th player in NHL history to reach 1,000 NHL points. He joins the company of Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, Patrick Kane, Evgeni Malkin, Anze, Kopitar, Eric Staal, Nicklas Backstrom, and Patrice Bergeron as they are the only active players to have 1,000 points.
Steven Stamkos Career
In addition, not only does Stamkos lead the Lightning in points but according to NHL.com “Stamkos ranks first in Lightning history in points, goals (494), power-play goals (188) and game-winning goals, (75), second in assists (506), and third in games played (945).” This season Steven went on a nine-game point streak where he got 15 points. As of right now, he is the leader in goals and is second in points for Tampa Bay.
Throughout his career he has received many big achievements, “among his accolades, Stamkos has won the Rocket Richard Trophy as the NHL’s leader in goals twice (2010, 2012), has made the NHL Second All-Star team twice (2011, 2012), and has played in the NHL All-Star Game seven times (2011, 2012, 2015, 2016, 2018, 2019, 2022)” from NHL.com.
Furthermore, he played a big role in Tampa Bay’s playoff runs to win the Stanley Cup. He had 91 points throughout the run and won the cup in 2020 and 2021.
1,000 Point Celebration
Earlier today, the Lightning held a ceremony for Steven before their game and they gave him and his sons each a golden stick. “Just amazing to share it with these guys,” Stamkos said. “It’s an individual statistic, but there are so many people that have helped me get here, from the players I played with in the past. “It just brings back so many amazing memories, like your parents getting you involved in the game, all that kind of stuff, just kind of flashes back. It’s one of those things that I don’t think hits you till a little later. But just to share that with the guys on the ice, that’s something you never dreamt of as a kid. So, for it to become a reality is pretty awesome.”
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