|Assets:||Can be a special-teams factor, and can even play the point on the power play. Owns good quickness and a sneaky wrister. Can play either wing position and displays goal-scoring acumen.|
|Flaws:||Doesn't have a lot of refinement in his play without the puck. Is somewhat undersized, which hinders his ability to win puck battles consistently. He's too streaky as a scorer.|
|Career Potential:||Inconsistent but decent veteran winger.|
|NHL||Played in the NHL YoungStars Game||2006-07|
|ECAC||First All-Star Team||2004-05|
|ECAC||First-Team All-Conference Team||2003-04|
|NCAA||East First All-American Team||2003-04|
|NCAA||East Second All-American Team||2004-05|
|11/12/2013||Missed 7 games (broken foot).|
|11/02/2013||Broken foot, injured reserve.|
|10/26/2013||Lower body injury, day-to-day.|
|6/29/2012||Re-signed by the Calgary Flames to a two-year contract.|
|3/18/2012||Missed 21 games (ankle injury).|
|2/08/2012||Ankle injury, injured reserve.|
|2/03/2012||Ankle injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|8/29/2011||Acquired from the Phoenix Coyotes.|
|8/30/2010||Re-signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Phoenix Coyotes to a two-year contract.|
|3/03/2010||Acquired from the Toronto Maple Leafs.|
|11/24/2008||Acquired from the St. Louis Blues.|
|10/22/2008||Missed 4 games (left knee injury).|
|10/11/2008||Left knee injury, sidelined indefinitely.|
|7/25/2007||Re-signed as a restricted free agent by the St. Louis Blues to a multi-year contract.|
|4/19/2006||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|2/26/2006||Recalled from Peoria (AHL).|
|2/13/2006||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|1/29/2006||Recalled from Peoria (AHL).|
|12/28/2005||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|10/31/2005||Recalled from Peoria (AHL).|
|10/11/2005||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|10/06/2005||Recalled from Peoria (AHL).|
|10/05/2005||Assigned to Peoria (AHL).|
|7/29/2005||Signed by the St. Louis Blues to a three-year, entry-level contract.|
|8/29/2011||Phoenix Coyotes traded Lee Stempniak to the Calgary Flames for Daymond Langkow.|
|3/03/2010||Toronto Maple Leafs traded Lee Stempniak to the Phoenix Coyotes for Matt Jones and a 4th and 7th round selections in 2010.|
|11/24/2008||St. Louis Blues traded Lee Stempniak to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Carlo Colaiacovo and forward Alexander Steen.|
|6/22/2003||Drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 5th round (148th overall) in 2003.|
Lee Stempniak scores sixth of the season | 12/08/2013 6:25 AM
NewsLee Stempniak scored his sixth goal of the season on Saturday.
ImpactStempniak's goal looked like it would hold up as the game winner until Taylor Hall tied the game at one with 10 seconds left in the third. Stempniak has 13 points in 22 games but his minus-12 rating hurts his fantasy value severely.
Veteran criticizes Flames for lack of fire | 11/18/2013 8:14 AM
NewsVeteran Calgary winger Lee Stempniak thinks the Flames have a tendency to go into a funk after allowing goals.
Impact"We let things snowball," Stempniak said after Sunday's practice at the Scotiabank Saddledome. "We gave up a goal (in a 4-2 loss to Edmonton on Saturday night) . . . and from there we weren't the same team. We compounded the mistakes instead of forgetting about it and moving on and buckling down. You've got to be a mature enough team to know . . . you're going to get scored on at some point in most games, but you can't let that derail your whole effort. If you get scored on, you've got to be mad. You want to get even. You want to come back. You've just got to be, for lack of a better word, pissed when you get scored on. Not run around and be reckless, but you've got to have that feeling where you have to get it back."
Lee Stempniak in second fight in a row | 11/17/2013 4:55 AM
NewsLee Stempniak participated in his second fight in two games on Saturday.
ImpactStempniak is not a fighter and last had more than 20 penalty minutes four seasons ago when he had 26 in 80 games but now has 16 PIMs in just 13 games as he also has four goals and nine points with a minus-five rating. Do not expect this from Stempniak any more this season. He ended up pulling his own tooth after the fight so he may be in line for dental school once his NHL career ends.
Flames need to be honest with themselves | 11/15/2013 9:15 AM
NewsLee Stempniak wasn't in the mood to sugarcoat Calgary's 7-3 loss to Dallas on Thursday.
ImpactIt was Calgary's fifth loss in a row. "I guess, if anyone was sort of kidding themselves and thought, 'Hey we didn't play that bad, we were in it until the end,' you just need to look in the mirror now. We got completely outplayed in every facet of the game," said Stempniak. "If you're being honest with yourself, you know we haven't played well and we need to be better." Stempniak feels that if it takes hitting rock bottom to open the eyes of some of his teammates, then maybe it will be worth it. Calgary might not be at rock bottom yet, but they're certainly heading in that direction with a 6-10-3 record.
Lee Stempniak (foot) will return on Tuesday | 11/12/2013 1:16 PM
NewsLee Stempniak is ready to return from a broken foot.
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ImpactStempniak has four goals and nine points in 10 games this season. He missed seven straight contests due to his foot injury.
Lee Stempniak practices, could play Tuesday | 11/10/2013 6:23 PM
NewsCalgary Flames forward Lee Stempniak is making great progress recovering from a broken foot.
ImpactHe practiced in a full team practice on Sunday and there's an outside chance that he could play Tuesday. With nine points and 35 SOG in 10 games played, Stempniak seemingly jumped up a level or two as a performer.
Lee Stempniak placed on IR | 11/02/2013 9:20 AM
NewsThe Flames placed Lee Stempniak (foot) on the injured-reserve list.
ImpactStempniak has a broken foot. It's an unfortunate bit of news for the Flames as he was off to a fast start with four goals and five helpers.
Stempniak is week-to-week with broken foot | 10/29/2013 1:02 PM
NewsLee Stempniak has a broken foot.
ImpactThe Calgary Flames haven't offered an estimated return date, but they did specify that he's week-to-week. What makes this news even more unfortunate is the fact that Stempniak was off to a great start with four goals and nine points in 10 games this season.
Lee Stempniak in a walking boot | 10/28/2013 7:16 AM
NewsLee Stempniak (lower body) was in a walking boot Sunday.
ImpactIt was time for pictures on Sunday with the Flames unveiling their new third uniforms and Stempniak came out to the ice in a walking boot. He is still day-to-day but it may be longer than that. He has four goals and nine points in 10 games this season so reserve him for now.
Lee Stempniak out Saturday with LBI | 10/26/2013 6:09 PM
NewsLee Stempniak won't play Saturday night due to a lower-body injury.
ImpactHe logged 16:57 of ice time and scored Calgary's lone goal in a 5-1 loss to Dallas on Thursday. Stempniak has been great for the Flames this season, with four goals and five assists in 10 games. Consider him day-to-day for now.
Lee Stempniak scores lone goal in loss | 10/25/2013 12:01 AM
NewsLee Stempniak scored the only Calgary goal in a 5-1 loss to Dallas Thursday night.
ImpactWith a shortage of offensive weapons on the roster, Stempniak is capitalizing on his chances, having registered nine points in 10 games this season. Matt Stajan and Dennis Wideman drew assists on the Calgary goal.
Stempniak has a point in eight of nine games | 10/24/2013 8:34 AM
NewsLee Stempniak is on a four-game point streak.
ImpactStempniak also has recorded a point in eight of his nine games this season, giving him three goals and five assists. The Calgary Flames have largely exceeded expectations so far and Stempniak is one of the reasons for that.
Lee Stempniak collects a shorthanded goal | 10/17/2013 8:49 AM
NewsLee Stempniak netted a shorthanded goal in a 3-2 defeat against the Anaheim Ducks on Wednesday.
ImpactStempniak has two goals and five points in six games this season. He's never recorded more than 52 points in a single season, but we believe he can beat that mark if he stays healthy.
Lee Stempniak scores in loss to Washington | 10/03/2013 10:26 PM
NewsLee Stempniak scored a goal for the Flames in a 5-4 shootout loss to Washington Thursday night.
ImpactStempniak fired a team-high eight shots on goal in the contest and appears to have picked up where he left off last season. On a team with more scoring depth he likely wouldn't be worthy of a roster spot, but on the talent-starved Flames he has some fantasy value. David Jones, Lance Bouma and Jiri Hudler all tallied for Calgary in the loss.
Lee Stempniak gets two points Wednesday | 03/14/2013 8:32 AM
NewsLee Stempniak had a goal and an assist in Calgary's 5-2 victory on Wednesday.
ImpactStempniak has taken a step up this season with seven goals and 18 points in 25 games this season. If this wasn't a shortened season, he would be on pace to set a new career-high with 59 points. As it is, Stempniak is looking like a good bet to surpass the 30-point mark in 2013.
Lee Stempniak's two points pace Flames | 03/04/2013 12:37 AM
NewsLee Stempniak scored a goal and and an assist for the Flames in a 4-2 defeat of Vancouver Sunday.
ImpactStempniak is enjoying a small-scale renaissance to his career with 15 points in 20 games this season. It's hard to be optimistic about his chances of continuing this pace, but he's definitely rewarding those have drafted him, even in deep leagues. Michael Cammalleri scored two goals in the victory while Jarome Iginla potted a goal of his own in the winning effort.
Stempniak scores lone goal for Flames | 02/10/2013 5:30 AM
NewsLee Stempniak scored his fifth goal of the season, but it was the only score the Flames could muster in their 5-1 loss to Vancouver.
ImpactStempniak is one of the few bright fantasy options on the Flames with seven points in nine games and a plus-two rating.
Lee Stempniak thinks lockout helped him | 01/28/2013 7:52 AM
NewsCalgary winger Lee Stempniak thinks the lockout may have helped his play this season.
ImpactStempniak was in Boston during the almost four month long lockout and practised with some NHLers during that time. "During the lockout, it was Ryan Whitney, Keith Yandle, Shawn Thornton, Brad Marchand, Tuukka Rask, Jay Pandolfo, Greg Campbell, Dan Paille and myself," Stempniak said. "With the lack of numbers, we had to do a lot more one-on-one, two-on-two kind of stuff then full-ice stuff. But I think it might have helped us out going into the season." Stempniak had three points Saturday and now has five points in four games.
Stepniak contributes to Flames victory | 01/27/2013 4:27 AM
NewsLee Stempniak collected 3 points, including the game winning power play goal for the Flames in their 4-3 win over the Oilers Saturday night.
ImpactStempniak continued his hot start, in which he has 3 goals and 2 assists in 5 games so far.
Stempniak lone scorer for Flames | 01/20/2013 10:08 PM
NewsLee Stempniak scored the lone Calgary goal in a 4-1 loss to the Sharks Sunday night.
ImpactStempniak's marker came towards the end of a first period power play and was assisted by Mikael Backlund and Jay Bouwmeester. The Flames top scoring trio was held at bay the entire night by the San Jose defense.
|Goals||1||6 times-last:at Edm||last:Dec 7||1|
|Assists||1||7 times-last:at LA||last:Nov 30||2|
|Points||1||13 times-last:at Edm||last:Dec 7||3|
|Penalty Minutes||5||2 times-last:vs. Edm||last:Nov 16||4|
|Plus/Minus||1||4 times-last:at Edm||last:Dec 7||3|
|Power Play Goals||0||22 times-last:at Edm||last:Dec 7||1|
|Power Play Points||1||2 times-last:at Wpg||last:Nov 18||1|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 4||0|
|Shorthanded Points||1||3 times-last:vs. Phx||last:Dec 4||1|
|Shots||8||at Wsh||Oct 3||9|
|Games||82||2 times-last: 2010-11 (Phx)|
|Penalty Minutes||40||2007-08 (StL)|
|Power Play Goals||9||2009-10 (Tor/Phx)|
|Shorthanded Goals||1||2009-10 (Tor/Phx)|
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