An iconic player with the Tampa Bay Lightning, center Vincent Lecavalier was born April 21, 1980 in Ile Bizard, Quebec. Touted as a generational talent, the Lightning selected the powerfully built and supremely skilled, 6-foot-4 and 216-pound forward with the first overall pick of the 1998 NHL Draft.
For his NHL career, Lecavalier played 1,212 regular season games (421 goals, 528 assists, 949 points, 848 penalty minutes) and 75 games in the Stanley Cup playoffs (26 goals, 30 assists, 56 points, 84 penalty minutes). He won a Stanley Cup championship with Tampa Bay in 2003-04, the Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy in 2006-07 (with a career-best 52 goals) and was selected to four NHL All-Star Games.
Beating out multiple suitors for his services, the Flyers signed LeCavalier as an unrestricted free agent on July 2, 2013 after his contract was bought out by Tampa for salary cap compliance.
Lecavalier spent two-plus seasons with the Flyers, playing all three forward positions and on all four lines. His best season was in 2013-14, scoring 20 goals and 37 points in 69 regular season games and contributing one power play goal and two points in seven playoff contests with the New York Rangers. In total, Lecavalier played 133 regular season games (28 goals, 58 points) as a Flyer.
On January 6, 2016, the Fyers traded Lecavalier and defenseman Luke Schenn to the Los Angeles Kings for forward Jordan Weal and a 2016 third-round draft choice (Carsen Twarynski). Lecavalier retired after the 2015-16 season.