Lee Stempniak with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2014.
February 4, 1983 |
West Seneca, NY, USA
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)|
St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||148th overall, 2003
St. Louis Blues
Lee E. Stempniak (born February 4, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey player who currently plays in the NHL for the Pittsburgh Penguins. Stempniak graduated from St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, New York in 2001, and then played his college hockey at Dartmouth College.
Stempniak lived near an ice hockey rink where he knew the owner would let him practice whenever he could. After high school he wanted to continue to play hockey, but his parents wanted him to go to college. Stempniak went to the only college that showed interest in him, Dartmouth. At Dartmouth, he majored in economics. He became a top player for the ice hockey team. He was named a two-time All American and team captain.
Stempniak was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft in the 5th round (148th overall). He led the team in goals in his first full season (2006–07) with 27, while he was just 23 years of age. He and David Backes joined Jay McClement to form one of the NHL's youngest lines.
On March 3, 2010, Stempniak was traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Phoenix Coyotes for Matt Jones and a 4th and 7th round draft pick in 2010. On March 15, 2010, Stempniak was named the NHL’s Second Star for the week. Stempniak scored five goals in three games that week, all victories for the Coyotes. Later on April 1, 2010, Stempniak earned the NHL's Player of the Month honor for the month of March, after scoring 13 goals since the trade.
On August 30, 2010 Stempniak was signed to a two-year contract extension with the Phoenix Coyotes.
On June 29, 2012 Stempniak re-signed with the Flames on a two-year, $5 million deal.
Regular season and playoffs
|2005–06||St. Louis Blues||NHL||57||14||13||27||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||St. Louis Blues||NHL||82||27||25||52||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||St. Louis Blues||NHL||80||13||25||38||40||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||St. Louis Blues||NHL||14||3||10||13||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||61||11||20||31||31||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||62||14||16||30||18||—||—||—||—||—|
|Senior international totals||14||6||7||13||33|
Awards and honors
|All-ECAC Hockey Rookie Team||2001–02|
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||2003–04|
|AHCA East First-Team All-American||2003–04|
|All-ECAC Hockey First Team||2004–05|
|AHCA East Second-Team All-American||2004–05|
- "Central: Stempniak a smart addition to Blues' attack". nhl.com. Retrieved 2007-07-10.[dead link]
- "Leafs acquire winger Stempniak from Blues". tsn.ca. 2008-11-24. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
- "Leafs trade Steen, Colaiacovo". sportsnet.ca. 2008-11-24. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
- "Stempniak named NHL's second star of the Week". Phoenix Coyotes. 2010-03-15. Retrieved 2010-03-15.
- "Stempniak, Howard and Henrik Sedin named NHL three stars of month". National Hockey League. 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2010-04-01.
- "Coyotes re-sign Stempniak to two-year contract". Phoenix Coyotes. 2010-08-30. Retrieved 2010-08-30.
- "Flames acquire Lee Stempniak".
- "Stempniak re-signs for 2 years, $5 million". Twitter. 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-06-29.
- "Flames forward Stempniak headed to Pittsburgh". Calgary Herald. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-05.