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By The Numbers: Lecavalier 1,000 Games Played

by Peter Pupello / Tampa Bay Lightning

1,000 Games By The Numbers

-Is the 280th player in NHL history to reach the 1,000 game plateau in his career

-Is one of 29 players currently in the NHL who has reached 1,000 games in their careers

-Is the 49th player to play 1,000 or more games for one NHL franchise

-Among active players, he is just one of eight who have reached the 1,000-game milestone with one team

Most Career Games Played For Drafting Team, Among First Overall Draft Picks

Mike Modano Minnesota North Stars/Dallas Stars 1459

Gil Perreault Buffalo Sabres 1191

Denis PotvinNew York Islanders 1060

Chris Phillips Ottawa Senators 1026

Vincent LecavalierTampa Bay Lightning 999

Guy Lafleur Montreal Canadiens 961

Mario LemieuxPittsburgh Penguins915

Career Highlights

-Is one of three players to ever be selected by the Lightning with the first overall pick in the NHL Entry Draft

- Won the Stanley Cup in 2004 with the Lightning

-Awarded the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy as the NHL’s leading goal scorer with 52 goals during the 2006-07 season

-Holds the franchise single-season record for most points in a season with 108, set in 2006-07

-Named an NHL All-Star four times throughout his NHL career

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