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Lecavalier, Vincent
Vincent LECAVALIER
Center, # 4
Birth date: 21 Apr 1980
Birth place: Ile Bizard, Quebec
Height: 6-04; Weight: 205; Shots: Left
Drafted from Rimouski Oceanic (QMJHL) by Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1 round (1 overall) of the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
Transactions:
DateTeamTypeTo LightningFrom Lightning
In27 Jun 2013N/ABuyoutVincent Lecavalier

Personal TBL Records:
One Game Records
Goals in one game: 3
Assists in one game: 4
Points in one game: 5
PIM in one game: 31
Longes Streaks
Games streak: 191
Goals streak: 6
Assists streak: 8
Points streak: 11
PIM streak: 4
TBL Career
Hat-Tricks: 6
Two-more goals: 46 games
BioCareerGame logSplit statsRecent newsPhotos
1996-97:
In his 1st season with Rimouski, appeared in 64 games and finished second on the team in goals (42), 3rd in assists (61) and 3rd in points (103) … Was named CHL Rookie of the Year and QMJHL Rookie of the Year … Was a member of the Gold Medal-winning Team Canada in the under-18 Three Nations Tournament in the Czech Republic.

1997-98:
Appeared in 58 games, finishing 1st on the team in goals (44), second in assists (71) and tied for 1st in points (115) … Was ranked as the top North American junior prospect by the Central Scouting Service in their mid-term report and maintained that position on the final ranking … Was named to the CHL 1st All-Star Team … Was named to the QMJHL’s 1st All-Star Team …

1998:
Represented Canada in the World Junior Championships in Finland, recording 1-1-2 in 7 games.

1998-99:
Ranked 9th among NHL rookies in points (28), 8th in goals (13), and 5th in shots (125), …Finished second on the team in goals, 4th in points … Appeared in his 1st NHL game 10/9/98 at FLA … Tallied 1st NHL point with assist vs. PIT (10/21/98) … Recorded 1st NHL goal 10/25/98 vs. VAN … Recorded 1st multiple-point game (1-1-2) at NYI on 2/15/99 … Recorded 1st multiple-goal game 2/22/99 vs. NJ … Named NHL Rookie of the Month for February.

1999-00:
Led the team in goals (25), assists (42), points (67), shots (166), power-play points (28) and power-play assists (22) … Tied for 1st on the team in power-play goals (6) … Recorded career highs in goals, assists, points, power-play goals … Named team captain on 3/11/00, the youngest full-time captain in NHL history … Tallied 14 multiple-point games, including four with three-or-more points …

2000-01:
Appeared in 7 games for Team Canada at the 2001 World Championships, recording 3-2-5 … Appeared in 68 games for the Lightning, scoring 23-28-51 … Second on team in goals (23) and assists (28) … 3rd on team in points (51), shots (165) and average ice time (19:37) … Notched his 100th career point with an assist on Todd Warriner’s goal vs. ATL (10/15/00).

2001-02:
Tied for second on team with 20 goals … Became 1st player in team history to post three consecutive 20-goal seasons … Made season debut with an assist 10/11 at SJ … Attempted 1st career penalty shot 10/30 at TOR (Joseph, unsuccessful) … Recorded 100th career assist 3/22 vs. MTL.

2002-03:
Set career-highs in goals (33), assists (45), points (78), shots on goal (275), and plus-minus (E) … Named to the 2003 All-Star Game (first All-Star appearance) … Skated 16:13 of ice time and registered 2 shots on goal in All-Star Game … 2nd on team in points and shots … 3rd on team in assists and PPG … Finished the season tied for 6th in the NHL in even strength assists (32) and was tied for 8th in even strength points (52) … Recorded 1st career hat trick 11/8 vs. PIT … Surpassed Chris Gratton for second place on the Lightning career goals list with second goal vs. PIT … Notched 200th career point with 1st assist vs. CHI (11/9) and surpassed Rob Zamuner for 3rd place on the Lightning career points list with second assist … Scored first career SHG 2/14 vs. NYI … Netted 100th career goal at PHI (1/18) … With two points 2/17 vs. WSH, tied and surpassed Chris Gratton for second place on the Lightning career points list (Gratton 236 points with TB) … Posted 3-1-4 at PHX (3/22) to tie career-highs for goals and points in a game (second career hat trick, 1st natural hat trick).

2003 Playoffs:
Made his 1st Stanley Cup Playoff appearance, recording 3 goals and 3 assists in 11 games … Was 3rd on the team, 1st among forwards, with an average of 22:35 in ice time … Recorded 1st career playoff point with goal at 3:46 of 1st period in Game 3 @ WSH on 4/15 … Recorded 1st career playoff assist on GWG in Game 5 vs. WSH on 4/18 … Set up series-winning goal by Martin St. Louis in 3OT of Game 6 @ WSH on 4/20.

2003-04:
Scored 2 goals, both game winners, and 5 assists in recording 7 points and earning World Cup MVP in his first appearance, winning his first World Cup title … Established new career highs in plus-minus, game winning goals, and tied his best in shorthanded goals with 2 … Finished the season 2nd on the team in goals, game-winning goals, and 4th in points … His 32 goals ranks 5th in team history for goals in a season … Recorded his 6th game-winning goal of the season 3/27 vs. WSH to move into 2nd on the all-time franchise GWG in a season list … Scored his 30th goal of the season 3/23 @ TOR, scoring 30 for the 2nd consecutive season … Had a 4-point night with 2 goals and 2 assist, tying his career best 3/12 vs. NYR … Scored his 20th goal of the season to become the only Lightning player to ever score 20 or more goals in 5 consecutive seasons 2/14 vs. FLA … Had a goal and 2 assists 2/12 vs. MTL, tying Brian Bradley for most career points with the Lightning and hitting 300 career points … Recorded 3 assists, tying a career high, 1/24 @ CGY … Opened the scoring with an unassisted goal 11/14 @ WSH while playing in his 400th career game … Registered his 3rd career hat trick 11/8 vs. PIT … Passed Chris Gratton for 2nd all-time in assists with the Lightning 10/10 vs. BOS (149).

2004 Playoffs:
Set new career playoff highs in games played, goals, assists, points, penalty minutes, power play goals, and shots … Finished tied for 3rd on the team with 9 goals and 4th in points with 16 … Scored 2 goals (8, 9) in a game for the 3rd time in the playoffs in Game 6 vs. PHI … Set a new franchise record for fastest goal to start a game (1:28) 5/20 @ PHI … Recorded an assist on the game winner in Game 5 vs. PHI … Scored 5 goals (in the 1st 3 games) and added 2 assists in a 4 game sweep of MTL in the CSF … His 5 goals in the series set a new Lightning record for goals in a series … Tallied his 5th goal of the conference semi-finals with 17 seconds remaining to send the game to overtime in Game 3 4/27 @ MTL … Had back-to-back 2 goal games 4/23 and 4/25 vs. MTL in the CSF.

2004- 05:
Played 30 games with Ak Bars Kazan in Russia and scored 7 goals and added 9 assists with 78 PIM … Appeared in 4 postseason games and scored one goal, recording 6 PIM.

2005-06
His 35 goals were a personal best and ranked 3rd most in franchise history … Reached the 400 career point mark with an assist in the first period 4/14 at CAR becoming the 1st Lightning player to reach that milestone … Tied Dino Ciccarelli (1996-97) for the 3rd most goals in a season in franchise history with his 35th 4/8 vs. PIT and tied the franchise record for game winning goals in a season with 7, originally set by Martin St. Louis in 2003-04 … Established a new career high for goals in a season with his 33rd and 34th tallies of the season 4/3 vs. FLA … Recorded a season-high 7-game point streak 3/7-3/19 (6g-4a) … Scored his 31st goal of the season and recorded an assist for his 14th multi-point game of the season 3/17 vs. PHI … Also set a personal high by recording 31 PIM … Scored at least 30 goals in 3 consecutive seasons including 2005-06 … Netted his 29th and 30th goals of the season and won 10 of 17 faceoffs 3/14 at OTT … Scored the game-winning goal in overtime 2/6 at NYI … Had a goal and an assist for his 10th multi-point game of the season 1/17 at LAK … Netted his 16th goal of the season on a penalty shot 1/2 at NYI … Served a one-game suspension 12/23 vs. BUF … Scored his first shorthanded goal of the season 12/15 at PHX … Recorded 2 assists, the 200th and 201st of his career, 12/14 at ANA … Recorded 3 assists in a game for the 5th time in his career 11/14 vs. PHI … Had a goal and 2 assists and tied Brian Bradley for 2nd on the all-time Lightning assists list with 189 10/28 vs. WSH … Recorded a 4-game point streak 10/13-10/20 (4g-5a) … Tallied a goal and added three assists, including one on the game winner, for a four-point night 10/20 at ATL … Scored a goal 10/16 at WSH to tie him with Brian Bradley for 1st on the all-time Lightning power play goals list with 37 … Became the 1st Lightning player to score in a shootout (Kolzig) … Had a three point night (1-2-3) and recorded five shots on goal 10/15 at PIT.

2006 Olympics:
Recorded three assists in six games with Canada.

2006 PLAYOFFS
Played in all 5 games and scored a goal while dishing out 3 assists … His goal came with the man advantage … Recorded his 2nd assist of the series in Game 4 4/27 vs. OTT … Recorded his 1st assist of the playoffs on the Lightning's 4th goal in Game 3 at OTT … Scored the 1st goal of the series, the 13th post season goal of his career, in Game 1 4/21 at OTT.

PERSONAL
Vincent is single and spends his off-season in Montreal … Was a fan of the Detroit Red Wings and Steve Yzerman while growing up … Lists his most memorable hockey moments as getting drafted by the Lightning first overall in 1998 and winning the Stanley Cup … Enjoys boating and playing golf … Created his own foundation called the VL-4 Foundation and helped create a charitable program called Kane’s 4 Kids that benefits All Children’s Hospital.
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