Lee Stempniak

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Lee Stempniak
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Lee Stempniak with the Pittsburgh Penguins in 2014.
Born (1983-02-04) February 4, 1983 (age 31)
West Seneca, NY, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
Former teams
Free Agent
St. Louis Blues
Toronto Maple Leafs
Phoenix Coyotes
Calgary Flames
Pittsburgh Penguins
National team  United States
NHL Draft 148th overall, 2003
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2005–present

Lee E. Stempniak (born February 4, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey player who is currently an Unrestricted Free Agent in the National Hockey League. Stempniak graduated from St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, New York in 2001, and then played his college hockey at Dartmouth College.

Early life[edit]

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.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Stempniak as a member of the St. Louis Blues.

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 November 24, 2008, Stempniak was traded by the Blues to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Alexander Steen and Carlo Colaiacovo. Stempniak wore number 12.[2][3]

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.[4] 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.[5]

On August 30, 2010 Stempniak was signed to a two-year contract extension with the Phoenix Coyotes.[6]

Lee Stempniak prior to making his debut with the Flames in 2011.

On August 29, 2011 the Coyotes traded Stempniak to the Calgary Flames for Daymond Langkow [7] He went on to record 14 goals with 14 assists during 61 games in the 2011-12 NHL season.

On June 29, 2012 Stempniak re-signed with the Flames on a two-year, $5 million deal.[8]

During the 2013–14 season on March 5, 2014 Stempniak was dealt at the trade deadline from the Calgary Flames to the Pittsburgh Penguins for a third-round draft pick. [9]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Dartmouth College ECAC 32 12 9 21 8
2002–03 Dartmouth College ECAC 34 21 28 49 32
2003–04 Dartmouth College ECAC 34 16 22 38 42
2004–05 Dartmouth College ECAC 35 14 29 43 34
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 20 8 5 13 25 3 0 3 3 2
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
2009–10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 18 14 4 18 8 7 0 2 2 0
2010–11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 19 19 38 19 4 0 0 0 0
2011–12 Calgary Flames NHL 61 14 14 28 16
2012–13 Calgary Flames NHL 47 9 23 32 12
2013–14 Calgary Flames NHL 52 8 15 23 28
2013–14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 21 4 7 11 4 13 2 1 3 6
NHL totals 637 150 191 341 233 24 2 3 5 6

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2007 United States WC 5th 7 6 4 10 27
2008 United States WC 6th 7 0 3 3 6
2009 United States WC 4th 9 2 0 2 6
Senior totals 23 8 7 15 39

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Central: Stempniak a smart addition to Blues' attack". nhl.com. Retrieved 2007-07-10. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Leafs acquire winger Stempniak from Blues". tsn.ca. 2008-11-24. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  3. ^ "Leafs trade Steen, Colaiacovo". sportsnet.ca. 2008-11-24. Retrieved 2008-11-24. 
  4. ^ "Stempniak named NHL's second star of the Week". Phoenix Coyotes. 2010-03-15. Retrieved 2010-03-15. 
  5. ^ "Stempniak, Howard and Henrik Sedin named NHL three stars of month". National Hockey League. 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2010-04-01. 
  6. ^ "Coyotes re-sign Stempniak to two-year contract". Phoenix Coyotes. 2010-08-30. Retrieved 2010-08-30. 
  7. ^ "Flames acquire Lee Stempniak". 
  8. ^ "Stempniak re-signs for 2 years, $5 million". Twitter. 2012-06-29. Retrieved 2012-06-29. 
  9. ^ "Flames forward Stempniak headed to Pittsburgh". Calgary Herald. 2014-03-05. Retrieved 2014-03-05. 

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