No question of playing elsewhere than in Tampa for Steven Stamkos
Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos will become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the next season and if it's up to him, he will remain with the team until the end of his National Hockey League (NHL) career. floridienne was taking stock of the campaign. The 33-year-old veteran will impact the roster's payroll by $8.5 million next year and complete an eight-year, $68 million deal.
“To in my eyes, it's the only jersey I want to wear during my career, he told a representative of the NHL.com site, while saying to cross his fingers for an extension of his agreement with Tampa Bay. To be able to stay on a team and accomplish very special feats in today's sport, including the achievements this year, means a lot to me. Obviously championships are the highlights and hopefully there are more to come.”
Having helped the Lightning win back-to-back Stanley Cups in 2020 and 2021, in Besides playing in last year's final, Stamkos had 34 goals and 50 assists for 84 points in 81 games during the last regular season. At the same time, he reached the milestone of 500 goals, 1000 points and 1000 career games.