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Vincent ‘Vinny’ Lecavalier

Born:April 21, 1980Draft:1998 Lightning #1 Overall
Hometown:L’Île-Bizard, QCPosition:C
Known For:Shoots:Left
National Team:Canada

Vincent “Vinny” Lecavalier (born April 21, 1980) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played seventeen seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) between 1998 and 2016.

Vincent Lecavalier was the captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2000–2001 season and again from 2008-2013 and spent his first 14 NHL seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning before being bought out following the 2012–13 season and signing with the Philadelphia Flyers for $22.5 million over 5 years. He was chosen first overall by the Lightning in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft and was a member of their 2004 Stanley Cup championship team. He won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy in 2007 as the NHL’s leading goal scorer. On February 10, 2018, the Tampa Bay Lightning retired his number 4 jersey.

Vincent Lecavalier Tampa Bay Lightning
Vincent Lecavalier, Tampa Bay Lightning, Oct. 27, 2011 (Photo by John Russell/NHLI via Getty Images)

Vincent ‘Vinny’ Lecavalier Statistics

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Achievements

  • Captain of the Lightning (2000-2001, 2008-2013)
  • Lightning retired his jersey (#4) in 2018
  • Played in the NHL All-Star Game four times (2003, 2007, 2008, 2009)
  • NHL Foundation Player Award (2008)
  • NHL Leadership-Humanitarian Award (King Clancy Trophy) (2008)
  • Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy (2007)
  • NHL Second All-Star Team (2007)
  • World Cup All-Star Team (2005)
  • World Cup Gold Medal (2005)
  • World Cup MVP (2005)
  • Stanley Cup Champion with the Lightning (2004)
  • NHL Rookie of the Month (Feb 1999)
  • CHL First All-Star Team (1998)
  • CHL Top Draft Prospect Award (1998)
  • CHL Top Prospects Game (1998)
  • QMJHL Best Professional Prospect (Mike Bossy Trophy) (1998)
  • QMJHL First All-Star Team (1998)
  • CHL All-Rookie Team (1997)
  • CHL Rookie of the Year (1997)
  • QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1997)
  • QMJHL Offensive Rookie of the Year (Michel Bergeron Trophy) (1997)
  • QMJHL Rookie of the Year (1997)

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