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Born February 4, 1983 (1983-02-04) (age 27),
West Seneca, NY, USA
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Right wing
Shoots Right
NHL team
F. teams
Phoenix Coyotes
Toronto Maple Leafs
St. Louis Blues
Ntl. team  United States
NHL Draft 148th overall, 2003
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2005 – present

Lee Stempniak (born February 4, 1983) is an American professional ice hockey player currently playing for the Phoenix Coyotes of the National Hockey League (NHL). Stempniak graduated from St. Francis High School in Athol Springs, New York in 2001, and then played his college hockey at Dartmouth College.

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Early life

Stempniak lived near an ice hockey rink where he knew the owner who let him practice whenever he could. After high school he wanted to continue to play hockey but his parents wanted him to go to college. Stempniak went to the only college that showed interest in him, Dartmouth. At Dartmouth he majored in economics. He became a top player for the ice hockey team. He was named a two-time All American and team captain.[1]

Playing career

Stempniak was drafted by the St. Louis Blues in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft in the 5th round (148th overall). He led the team in goals in his first full season (2006–07) with 27, while he was just 23 years of age. He and David Backes joined Jay McClement to form one of the NHL's youngest lines.

On November 24, 2008, Stempniak was traded by the Blues to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Alexander Steen and Carlo Colaiacovo. Stempniak wore number 12.[2][3]

On March 3, 2010, Stempniak was traded by the Toronto Maple Leafs to the Phoenix Coyotes for Matt Jones and a 4th and 7th round draft pick in 2010.

On March 15, 2010, Stempniak was named the NHL’s Second Star for the week. Stempniak scored five goals in three games that week, all victories for the Coyotes.[4]

Awards

  • 2001–02: ECAC All-Rookie Team
  • 2003–04: ECAC First Team All-Conference
  • 2003–04: NCAA East First-Team All American
  • 2004–05: ECAC First Team All-Star
  • 2006–07: NHL Played in the Youngstars Game

Career statistics

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Dartmouth College ECAC 32 12 9 21 8
2002–03 Dartmouth College ECAC 34 21 28 49 32
2003–04 Dartmouth College ECAC 34 16 22 38 42
2004–05 Dartmouth College ECAC 35 14 29 43 34
2005–06 Peoria Rivermen AHL 20 8 5 13 25
2005–06 St. Louis Blues NHL 57 14 13 27 22
2006–07 St. Louis Blues NHL 82 27 25 52 33
2007–08 St. Louis Blues NHL 80 13 25 38 40
2008–09 St. Louis Blues NHL 14 3 10 13 2
2008–09 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 61 11 20 31 31
ECAC totals 135 63 88 151 116
AHL totals 20 8 5 13 25
NHL totals 294 68 93 161 128

International play

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International statistics

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2007 United States WC 7 6 4 10 27
2008 United States WC 7 0 3 3 6
Senior int'l totals 14 6 7 13 33

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