Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Lee Stempniak
Lee Stempniak was born February 4, 1983 in West Seneca, New York. The fifth round, 148th overall selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Stempniak is a graduate of Dartmouth University.

A hard-working forward with offensive skills, Stempniak played four seasons at Dartmouth registering 151 points (63-88-151) and ranking fourth all-time in school history. Following a successful collegiate career, Stempniak went on to make his NHL debut with St. Louis during the 2005-06 season while seeing some action with the AHL's Peoria Rivermen.

Stempniak's first full season in St. Louis proved to be a success. He appeared in all 82 games and led the Blues in goals scored with 27. His goal production decreased the following season, however he still managed to appear in 80 games with the Blues.

Early into the 2008-09 season the St. Louis Blues sent Stempniak to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Carlo Colaiacovo and forward Alexander Steen.

On March 3, 2010, the NHL trade deadline, Stempniak was on the move again. This time sent by Toronto to Phoenix in exchange for a pair of draft picks.

Stempniak played in Phoenix for two seasons before he was traded to the Calgary Flames for Daymond Langkow on August 29, 11.

In Calgary, Stempniak found a home for three seasons before the Pittsburgh Penguins were looking for some scoring help on the wing and traded a third round draft pick to acquire Stempniak at the 2014 Trade Deadline.

After finishing the season in Pittsburgh, Stempniak signed a one year contract with the New York Rangers. He struggled to get into the line up in New York so the Rangers decided to trade him to the Winnipeg Jets for Carl Klingberg on March 1, 2015.

Stempniak finished the season in Winnipeg and he signed with the New Jersey Devils on October 3, 2015 to a one year contract. Stempniak would go to appear in 63 games for the Devils during the 2015-16 season, scoring 16 goals and adding 25 assists. His time in New Jersey would be short-lived however. He was traded to the Boston Bruins at the NHL's trade deadline.

Stempniak would finish the season and would find himself an unrestricted free agent in the summer of 2016. On July 1 he inked a deal with the Carolina Hurricanes and joined the club the following season.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
2000-01 Buffalo Lightning ON-Jr.A 48 34 51 86 36
2001-02 Dartmouth Big Green ECAC 32 12 9 21 8
2002-03 Dartmouth Big Green ECAC 34 21 28 49 32
2003-04 Dartmouth Big Green ECAC 34 16 22 38 42
2004-05 Dartmouth Big Green ECAC 35 14 29 43 34
2005-06 St. Louis Blues NHL 57 14 13 27 22 -10
2005-06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 26 8 7 15 32 +5 3 0 3 3 2
2006-07 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 27 25 52 33 -2
2006-07 United States WC-A 7 6 4 10 27 +2
2007-08 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 13 25 38 40 0
2007-08 United States WC-A 7 0 3 3 6 0
2008-09 St. Louis Blues NHL 14 3 10 13 2 -3
2008-09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 61 11 20 31 31 -9
2008-09 United States WC-A 9 2 0 2 6 -2
2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 62 14 16 30 18 -10
2009-10 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 18 14 4 18 8 +10 7 0 2 2 0
2010-11 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 82 19 19 38 19 +4 4 0 0 0 0
2011-12 Calgary Flames NHL 61 14 14 28 16 -2
2012-13 Calgary Flames NHL 47 9 23 32 12 +2
2013-14 Calgary Flames NHL 52 8 15 23 28 -21
2013-14 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 21 4 7 11 4 +5 13 2 1 3 6
2014-15 New York Rangers NHL 53 9 9 18 18 +7
2014-15 Winnipeg Jets NHL 18 6 4 10 2 +1 4 1 0 1 0
2015-16 New Jersey Devils NHL 63 16 25 41 34 +3
2015-16 Boston Bruins NHL 19 3 7 10 4 +1
2016-17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 16 24 40 32 +2
NHL Totals 872 200 260 460 323 28 3 3 6 6


ECAC All-Rookie Team (2002) ECAC First All-Star Team (2004, 2005) NCAA East First All-American Team (2004) NCAA East Second All-American Team (2005) Traded to Toronto by St. Louis for Alexander Steen and Carlo Colaiacovo, November 24, 2008. Traded to Phoenix by Toronto for Matt Jones and Phoenix's 4th (later traded to Washington - Washington selected Philipp Grubauer) and 7th (later traded to Edmonton - Edmonton selected Kellen Jones) round picks in 2010 NHL Draft, March 3, 2010. Traded to Calgary by Phoenix for Daymond Langkow, August 29, 2011. Traded to Pittsburgh by Calgary for Pittsburgh's 3rd round pick (later traded to Chicago - Chicago selected Matt Iacopelli) in 2014 NHL Draft, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 19, 2014. Traded to Winnipeg by NY Rangers for Carl Klingberg, March 1, 2015. Signed as a free agent by New Jersey, October 3, 2015. Traded to Boston by New Jersey for Boston's 4th round pick (Evan Cormier) in 2016 NHL Draft and Boston's 2nd round pick (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Mario Ferraro) in 2017 NHL Draft, February 29, 2016. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 1, 2016.
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