Steven Stamkos Becomes 20th Player in NHL History to Score 60 Goals

April 7th, 2012 by Sean Bafaro Leave a reply »
The Tampa Bay Lightning's star sniper Steven Stamkos has certainly left his mark on the NHL since being selected with the first pick in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. In his short career Stamkos has etched his name in the NHL's history books for:

Most overtime goals in a season with five Broke Lightning's single season high in goals when he scored his 53rd of the season Third youngest player to reach 50 goals in a single season Won the Maurice Richard Trophy as the league's leading goal scorer in just his second season Became the sixth player in NHL history to record two 50 goal seasons before turning 23 years old. In today's game against the Winnipeg Jets, Stamkos joined another long list of elite goal scorers. At 3:29 of the third period, he received a pass in the slot from teammate Martin St. Louis and wired a shot past Winnipeg's goaltender Ondrej Pavelec's glove for his 60th goal of the 2011-2012 season.

Stamkos became just the 20th player in NHL history to score 60 goals in a season, joining NHL legends like Wayne Gretzky, Mario Lemieux and Brett Hull. 

He joined Washington Capitals' captain Alexander Ovechkin as just the second pl ...

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