(WINNIPEG, Manitoba) — He may be only 22-years old, but Tampa Lightning center Steven Stamkos has established himself as perhaps the most dominant goal scorer in the NHL today. In the team’s 4-3 win over the Winnipeg Jets, Stamkos scored his 60th goal of the season.
Stamkos is the first player to reach the 60 goal milestone since Alex Ovechkin did it in 2007-08 and just the second player to do it since Jaromir Jagr reached the mark back in 1995-96. Even though the game was in Winnipeg, the fans in attendance couldn’t help but cheer the Ontario native for his accomplishment.
“That made it even more special, to like I said do it in Canada and have them do an ovation like that it was amazing,” Stamkos said after the game.
Stamkos ended the season second in the NHL with 97 points. He has been in the NHL for just four seasons but has already scored 179 goals in his young career. The Lightning though, did not make the playoffs this season.
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Jill Martin, CNN
Eliott C. McLaughlin, CNN Newswire