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67 Mitchell Stephens C

Tampa Bay Lightning

Fantasy Stats
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Key Stats
GAPTS+/-PIMTOI
336-91010:47

Player Updates

October 7, 2020 10:40 AM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Pens two-year extension
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephens signed a two-year, $1.475 million extension with the Lightning on Wednesday.

Stephens was a part-time player for Tampa Bay in 2019-20, picking up three goals and three helpers in 38 contests. The 23-year-old forward will likely continue to be a rotational, bottom-six option next season, so don't expect him to suddenly develop into a useful fantasy option.

August 3, 2020 07:20 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Finds net in shootout victory
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephens potted a goal on two shots and handed out four hits Monday in a 3-2 shootout win over Washington.

Stephens made a nifty doorstep deflection of a Patrick Maroon feed in the second period to stake the Lightning to a 2-0 lead. He also enjoyed an efficient night in the faceoff circle, winning eight of 12 (66.7 percent) draws. Stephens, who centered Tampa Bay's fourth line Monday, contributed three goals and three assists in 38 regular-season games as a first-year NHLer.

March 3, 2020 10:44 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: First tally in nearly two months
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephens scored a short-handed goal on his lone shot in a 2-1 loss to Boston on Tuesday. He also provided five hits and won four of five faceoffs.

Stephens swatted home a loose puck during a scramble in front to get the Lightning on the board late in the second period. It was the third goal of the season for the 23-year-old rookie and his first since Jan. 5, halting a 22-game slump. Stephens is averaging just over 10 minutes per night in a fourth-line role and is not a fantasy factor.

February 26, 2020 05:16 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Back on NHL roster
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lightning recalled Stephens from AHL Syracuse on Wednesday.

Stephens was sent down to minors Monday to retain his AHL eligibility, but he's back with the big club with a chance to re-enter the lineup Thursday against the Blackhawks. The 2015 second-round pick (33rd overall) will likely suit up if Steven Stamkos (undisclosed) is ruled out.

February 24, 2020 03:52 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Sent to bus league
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Tampa Bay assigned Stephens (lower body) to AHL Syracuse on Monday, Diana C. Nearhos of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Stephens was held out of Saturday's game against Arizona with a lower-body injury, but his demotion indicates that's no longer an issue. The 23-year-old pivot will likely be back with the big club sooner rather than later.

February 23, 2020 12:44 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Out with lower-body injury
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephens (lower body) will sit out Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Bryan Burns of the Lightning's official site reports.

The 23-year-old is day-to-day, so Stephens shouldn't miss too much time. Stephens has five points in 33 games this season, meaning his absence, while unfortunate, will not alter fantasy fortunes all that much.

February 12, 2020 02:28 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Ice time shoots up
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephens skated 17:45 in Tuesday's 2-1 overtime win over Pittsburgh.

Stephens didn't hit the scoresheet, but he did fire four shots. He was pressed into more ice time with injuries to Nikita Kucherov (lower body) and Anthony Cirelli (lower body). He has two goals and three assists in 29 games this season.

January 26, 2020 04:08 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Back at top level
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lightning recalled Stephens from AHL Syracuse on Sunday, Caley Chelios of the Lightning's official site reports.

The Lightning only have 12 forwards on the roster, so Stephens will likely play to start the team's four-game road trip, with his first chance Monday versus the Stars. The 22-year-old center only has four points over 20 NHL games this year, and he's averaging 9:49 per contest.

January 18, 2020 03:52 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Demoted to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephens was sent down to AHL Syracuse on Saturday.

The Lightning are off until Jan. 27 with the All-Star break looming, so Stephens will head to AHL Syracuse to continue getting some action. The 22-year-old forward has collected two goals and four points in 20 NHL games this season.

January 17, 2020 11:28 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Provides assist in rout
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephens notched an assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 7-1 win over the Jets.

Stephens moved up to the third line after Cedric Paquette's injury in the second period. It was in this role that Stephens set up Alex Killorn's tally at 10:45 of the third period. The 22-year-old has produced four points, 24 shots and 19 hits in 20 contests. Stephens isn't likely to make a fantasy impact yet, but the second-round pick from 2015 could be worth hanging onto in dynasty formats.

January 5, 2020 09:00 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Tallies second goal of year
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephens registered a goal on three shots and had two hits in Sunday's 3-1 win over Carolina.

Stephens buried a perfect backdoor feed from Carter Verhaeghe less than three minutes into the game to open the scoring. It was the second goal of the season for the 22-year-old rookie, who saw just over nine minutes of playing time.

December 17, 2019 10:00 AM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Promoted from AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lightning recalled Stephens from AHL Syracuse on Tuesday.

Stephens, who has previously appeared in four games with the Bolts this season, could crack the lineup Tuesday against the Senators with both Nikita Kucherov (lower body) and Tyler Johnson (lower body) uncertain to be available. If he dresses versus Ottawa, Stephens would likely occupy a spot on the third or fourth line.

December 15, 2019 02:32 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Sent back to minors
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lightning assigned Stephens to AHL Syracuse on Sunday, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.

Stephens was called up due to injuries to the Lightning's forward corps, recording zero points and a minus-4 rating over four games. However, he was strong at the faceoff dot, winning 18 of 26 draws (69.2 percent). The Lightning currently have just 12 forwards on the roster, so Stephens may be recalled before Tuesday's game against the Senators.

December 9, 2019 10:16 AM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Gets NHL call
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Lightning recalled Stephens from AHL Syracuse on Monday.

Stephens was selected by the Lightning in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft, but he hasn't played an NHL game yet. Instead, the 22-year-old has spent his time in the minors, and he's registered 10 points through 24 games this year. It's unsettled whether Stephens will make his NHL debut during this stint, as the team recalled veteran Cory Conacher as well.

September 17, 2019 09:56 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Strong play stands out
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephens' strong play stood out Tuesday in a 3-0 preseason loss to Carolina.

It was a tough night overall for the Bolts, but Stephens flashed some good hands in the first period. He pressured on the forecheck, stripped the puck away and quickly fired a dangerous backhander. Stephens also stood out on the penalty kill. The Bolts don't have many (if any) open forward spots on the roster, so Stephens will be ticketed to the minors again this year. But impressing team brass this preseason is critical in his development.

September 30, 2018 04:57 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Sent to AHL
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephens was sent down to AHL Syracuse on Sunday, Erik Erlendsson of LightningInsider.com reports.

Stephens posted 19 goals and 41 points in 70 games with the Syracuse Crunch last season and figures to spend most of his time in the AHL once again. The Lightning have a very deep group of forwards and the 21-year-old could still be a year or two away from consistent NHL playing time.

May 18, 2018 07:32 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Learning ropes as Black Ace in postseason
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephens earned a spot on Tampa's Black Aces for the postseason run with a strong rookie campaign in the AHL.

Stephens finished the AHL regular season with 41 points, including 19 goals, and a plus-17 rating in 70 games. He then turned up the volume in the postseason with six points (one goal, five assists) in seven games. Stephens won't see playoff action with the Bolts, but the experience on the Black Aces will grow his game immeasurably. He probably won't see NHL action for another couple seasons, but he'll be a versatile, two-way pivot on the third line once he arrives.

February 11, 2018 10:40 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Playing well in first AHL season
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephens posted a goal and an assist to help lead AHL Syracuse to a 3-2 win over Bridgeport on Sunday.

With 17 goals and 31 points in 49 games, Stephens' first AHL season has been a rousing success. He is an extremely smart defensive player and he rarely makes mistakes with the puck on his stick. As the Lightning look to add to their roster in the coming weeks, Stephens is a player to keep an eye on. Other NHL clubs will certainly be asking about him in their conversations with Tampa GM Steve Yzerman.

January 28, 2017 10:20 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Tallies five points for OHL London Saturday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephens racked up a hat trick and added a pair of assists to help lead OHL London to 7-6 shootout win over Owen Sound on Saturday.

Stephens added the game-winning goal in the shootout for good measure. The 2015 second-round pick now has 10 points in eight games for the Knights since a trade from Saginaw two weeks ago. Stephens doesn't project to be a huge point-producer at the NHL level, but he has a very high floor as a third-liner who is capable of playing a multitude of roles for the Lightning.

April 4, 2016 08:39 PM
Lightning's Mitchell Stephens: Signs three-year contract with Lightning
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Stephens signed a three-year, entry level contract with the Lightning on Monday, Joe Smith of the Tampa Bay Times reports.

Stephens was the 33rd overall pick in the 2015 NHL Entry Draft and has spent this past season in the Ontario Hockey League with Saginaw, compiling 38 points on 39 appearances. The 19-year-old will have an opportunity to make his NHL debut next season, although he may need AHL experience before that ultimately happens.

Last 7 Games
DateOpponentResultGAPTS+/-TOI
09/11@ NYIL 3-5000-210:59
08/19vs CLBW 5-4 (OT)00007:24
08/13vs CLBL 1-300008:20
08/11vs CLBW 3-2 (5 OT)000024:02
08/08vs PHIL 1-4000013:31
08/05@ BOSW 3-2000011:28
08/03vs WASW 3-2 (SO)101010:03
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Career Stats
SeasonteamGPGAPTS+/-PPSHGWFWFL
2019-20TB38336-9000187169
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Total38336-9000187169
More Career Stats
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2019-20TB38437.010:476372.4340.5010005
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Player Info

Height/Weight:
5-11/193
Birthdate:
02/05/1997
Age:
23
Hometown:
Peterborough, ON
Team:
Tampa Bay Lightning
School:

NHL Experience:
1