Steven Stamkos Wants to Be a Complete Player

Lightning_Stamkos_1Ask Steven Stamkos what it means to be a complete player and the Lightning center talks about someone “who can be trusted in all situations.”

It was telling, then, that at the end of Tuesday’s morning skate in Buffalo, Stamkos worked on faceoffs with fellow center Tyler Johnson. Monday it was with center Valtteri Filppula.

“It’s about being willing to learn and pick up a few things,” Stamkos said.

With his bona fides as one of the league’s top goal scorers well established, Stamkos, 23, has turned his attention to developing elements of his game that won’t get nearly the acclaim but that he knows are just as important to taking the next step in his development.

Source: Damian Cristodero, Tampa Bay Times