Take home a Tampa Bay Lightning authentic Jersey autographed by #91 Steven Stamkos and a Hockey Puck autographed by #28 Martin St. Louis!
Stamkos was limited to one game and 2:47 of ice time during the Tampa Bay Lightning's run to their second Stanley Cup championship in 2020. He made the most of his brief stint, scoring a first-period goal in Game 3 of the Cup Final against the Dallas Stars. Stamkos made his only other playoff appearance after Tampa Bay's 2-0 victory in Game 6, when as captain of the Lightning he accepted the Cup from NHL Commissioner Gary Bettman. The following season, Stamkos helped Tampa Bay repeat as Stanley Cup champions with a five-game victory against the Montreal Canadiens in the best-of-7 Final. Though his cameo in Game 3 was the only action he saw after Feb. 25 -- he had surgery to repair a core muscle injury, then sustained a lower-body injury before summer training camp opened in July -- Stamkos has emerged as one of the top goal-scorers of his generation since the Lightning selected him at No. 1 in the 2008 NHL Draft. A two-time Richard Trophy winner as the NHL's leading goal-scorer, Stamkos has reached the 50-goal mark twice and has scored at least 40 goals five times. That total might be higher if not for a broken leg that limited him to 37 games during the 2013-14 season, when he scored 25 goals -- an average of 0.68 per game, a 55-goal pace for a full season. He also had 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) in 17 games at the start of the 2016-17 season before sustaining a season-ending knee injury, but rebounded with 86 points (27 goals, 59 assists) in 2017-18, then scored 45 goals and finished with an NHL career-high 98 points in 2018-19, helping the Lightning win the Presidents' Trophy and tie the NHL single-season record of 62 victories set by the 1995-96 Detroit Red Wings. Stamkos scored 66 points (29 goals, 37 assists) in 57 regular-season games before the surgery.
Martin St. Louis took the hard road to the highest honor in the game. A native of Laval, Quebec, St. Louis carved out an NHL career that spanned 16 seasons from 1998-2015 despite being labeled as too small as a 5-foot-8 forward, which caused him not to be drafted or signed to an NHL contract after amassing 267 points (91 goals, 176 assists) 139 games over four seasons at the University of Vermont. St. Louis eventually signed with Cleveland of the International Hockey League in 1997 and played well enough (50 points in 56 games) that the Calgary Flames gave him his first NHL contract in February 1998. He spent the next two seasons toggling between Saint John of the American Hockey League and the Flames' fourth line. Calgary picked up the one-year option on St. Louis' contract after the 1999-2000 season, but St. Louis was left exposed in the 2000 NHL Expansion Draft. He wasn't selected by either the Columbus Blue Jackets or Minnesota Wild, and the Flames bought out the remainder of his contract, making him an unrestricted free agent. St. Louis signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning on July 31, 2000. He scored 40 points (18 goals, 22 assists) in 78 games the following season, proving he could be an everyday NHL player. Although a broken leg cut short his 2001-02 season, St. Louis had 70 points (33 goals, 37 assists) in 2002-03 and shot up to 94 points (38 goals, 56 assists) in 2003-04, when he won the Art Ross Trophy, the Hart Trophy and helped lead the Lightning to their first Stanley Cup championship, scoring the game-winning goal in double overtime of Game 6 against the Flames to tie the series 3-3. Only seven other players in NHL history have won the Art Ross Trophy, the Hart Trophy and the Stanley Cup in the same season. St. Louis had an NHL career-high 102 points (43 goals, 59 assists) in 2006-07. He had 94 points (29 goals, 65 assists) in 2009-10, and 99 points (31 goals, 68 assists) in 2010-11. He was eventually traded to the New York Rangers on March 5, 2014, and he helped the Rangers reach the Stanley Cup Final before losing in five games to the Los Angeles Kings. During New Yorkís run in the 2014 playoffs, his mother, France, passed away of a heart attack. Two days after she died, St. Louis scored a goal on Motherís Day to help the Rangers defeat the Pittsburgh Penguins in Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Second Round. It was the most emotional goal St. Louis scored in his career. St. Louis finished his career with 1,033 points (391 goals, 642 assists) in 1,134 games, won the Stanley Cup with the Lightning in 2004, a gold medal with Canada at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, the Hart Trophy once, the Art Ross Trophy twice and the Lady Byng Trophy three times.
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Items that require signature - Items with a sale price of $1,000 and above are typically shipped with signature required.
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