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As the face of an organization, think before you tweet

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If you ever have a question about whether Steven Stamkos is the face of the Tampa Bay Lightning, look no further than Twitter.

With more than 210,000 followers, he's by far the most followed.

And when he's not on the ice scoring goals at-will, he says he uses it to keep up with the world and engage with his many fans.

"There's an art of the tweets ..." Stamkos said. "Sometimes you have to be controversial and some people want to go down that road, and they have a lot of followers, but I like to stay as low key as possible. That's the kind of personality I have."

One problem: It's tough to stay low key when you have all the accolades he has. He more than doubles the amount of followers the Tampa Bay Lightning have as an organization.

But that's no dig at their efforts.

The Lightning are by far one of the most socially savvy professional sports teams in the business, using their social media hub to bring Bolts hockey to Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Yes, even a hockey team with a Pinterest account.

"I know the Tampa Bay Lightning have a Twitter feed ... and I know we've done giveaways and special events to get it out there, especially our fans, so I think it's very important," Stamkos said.

Important, yes, but for a big-time athlete like Stamkos, it can even be a burden.

"You have to be very responsible when you have that many people following you," he said. "You have to watch what you say, how you say it, what you post on there, because ultimately not only it affects you, but the organization that you're part of."

But that's something Stamkos has no trouble with – considering he's been handling the spotlight for quite some time. 

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