Vincent "Vinny" Lecavalier is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player who played seventeen seasons in the National Hockey League between 1998 and 2016. Vincent Lecavalier was the captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning for the 2000–2001 season and between 1998–2013 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.
NHL center who led the Tampa Bay Lightning to their first ever Stanley Cup Championship in 2004. He spent the first 14 years of his career with the Lightning before signing with the Philadelphia Flyers in 2013.
He was drafted first overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in 1998.
He led the NHL in goals scored with 52 during the 2006-07 season.
He married Caroline Portelance in August, 2011.
From 2001 to 2006 he played with winger Dave Andreychuk on the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Rocket Richard Trophy winners. King Clancy Memorial Trophy winners. National Hockey League first overall draft picks. Rimouski Océanic players. National Hockey League players with retired numbers. Tampa Bay Lightning draft picks. Ak Bars Kazan players. Olympic ice hockey players of Canada. Tampa Bay Lightning players. Ice hockey players at the 2006 Winter Olympics. National Hockey League All-Stars. Philadelphia Flyers players. Los Angeles Kings players