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by Paul on 07/22/11 at 01:55 PM ET
from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star,
Steve Stamkos believes the money won’t change him.
Stamkos is the newest NHL’s multi-millionaire, having signed a five-year, $37.5 million contract with the Tampa Bay Lightning, and is well aware that sudden wealth can change a person and can change an athlete.
“I’ve been fortunate to be surrounded by so many great people that won’t let me get that way,” Stamkos said on Thursday. “It’s part of who I am, it’s how I’ve grown up, the morals that I’ve lived by. I think the first person you look at is your parents and how they raised me.”
Then he paused, thinking of one way the money might change him.
“I might have to buy a few more team dinners,” he said.
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