Steven Stamkos first represented Canada at a world championship in 2007 when he competed at the IIHF Under-18 World Championship. The following year he helped Canada win gold at the 2008 IIHF World Junior Championships. After his NHL rookie season in 2008-09, he joined Canada for the 2009 IIHF World Championship and helped the team win silver with his seven goals and four assists. Stamkos wore the maple leaf again at the 2010 and 2013 IIHF World Championships. In his most recent appearance he was Canada’s leading scorer with seven goals and five assists in a fifth place finish.
Stamkos is returning from a broken right tibia suffered on November 11, 2013 when he crashed into a goal post in a game against the Boston Bruins. He underwent surgery the next day.
2008 World Junior Champion… 2009 World Silver Medallist… Selected first overall in 2008 NHL Entry Draft… Two-time Maurice Richard Trophy winner (2009-10, 2011-12) as the NHL’s leading goal-scorer…
Supports Ronald McDonald House and St. Joseph’s Hospital in Tampa… Sports idol: Joe Sakic… Favourite movie: Remember the Titans… Favourite TV show: Sons of Anarchy… Hobbies: golf, baseball… Parents Chris and Lesley… Sister Sarah…
NOTABLE INTERNATIONAL RESULTS
IIHF World Championships: 2013 – 5th; 2010 – 7th; 2009 – SILVER