Steven Stamkos is the NHL’s version of “Rain Man.” Like the Dustin Hoffman character from the 1988 eponymous movie, he has an uncanny memory and can recall everyone of his nearly 250 career goals.
We’re not just talking about a memorable overtime game winner against Vancouver, but the subtle nuances that makes his memory freakish.
Stamkos was put to the test by TSN earlier this season and, as seen in this video, the results are astounding.
The vivid memory of a random two-goal game, of the hundreds he’s played, is impressive.
It’s the same jersey Stamkos wore for the previously mentioned Vancouver game winner on December 11, 2010.
His description on that goal would be something like, ‘early in OT on the power play, ripped a one-timer from Marty St. Louis from between the circles to beat Cory Schneider top corner.’
Stamkos is one of the league’s best young players and, with the recent departures of Marty St. Louis and Vincent Lecavalier, is now the Captain and face of the Lightning franchise.
He’s considered the league’s best goal scorer and Stamkos ranks #3 on TSN’s current Top 50 NHL players list.
Stamkos and the Lightning are looking to contend for this year’s Stanley Cup and there’s no doubt this super star will be adding a lot more goals to his memory bank.