Apr 16, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Lightning center Steven Stamkos (91) looks up against the Montreal Canadiens during the third period in game one of the first round of the 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Tampa Bay Times Forum. Montreal Canadiens defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning 5-4. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Steven Stamkos and the Ice Bucket Challenge (Video)

Check out Steven Stamkos as he takes part in the Ice Bucket Challenge.

If you have been on any form of social media lately, then you have likely heard about a little thing known as the Ice Bucket Challenge. Absolutely everyone has been getting in on the action, even some of our favorite boys in blue.

Here’s how it works.

Once someone has stepped up to the plate and taken the Ice Bucket Challenge, which is basically to dump a bucket of ice cold water, and we do mean ice cold, over the top of their head, they then get to nominate at least two other people to follow suit.

Those people who are unwilling to freeze themselves to raise awareness are asked in exchange to make a donation to any charity of their choosing which benefits ALS.

For those of you who do not know, ALS is short for Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and the spinal cord.

One of the first players to step up to the plate was Tampa Bay Lightning captain Steven Stamkos. As some of you may know, he was challenged by former Tampa Bay Lightning goaltender Mike Smith, who currently protects the net for the Arizona Coyotes.

After Smith took it to extremes and had a piece of construction equipment drop his water on him, he challenged B.J. Crombeen and Steven Stamkos.

As you can imagine, being the leader he is, Stamkos gladly stepped up to the plate.

Take a look for yourselves. Here is a peek at Steven Stamkos taking part in the Ice Bucket Challenge in order to raise awareness for ALS.

As you can tell, Stamkos has now laid down the gauntlet for two of his Tampa Bay Lightning teammates; center Valtteri Filppula and defenseman Victor Hedman.

The ball, or bucket as it were, is now in your court, gentlemen.

Have you taken part in the Ice Bucket Challenge yet? Who else on the Lightning would you like to see cool off to raise awareness for ALS? Let us know what you think in the comments below.


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