Vincent Lecavalier
Vincent Lecavalier
Center
NUMBER: 4
HEIGHT: 6' 4"
WEIGHT: 215
SHOOTS: Left
BIRTHDATE: 04/21/1980
AGE: 34
BIRTHPLACE: Ile Bizard, QC, CAN
DRAFTED: TBL: 1998-1 overall
2008-09: Is out following surgery to repair cartilage in his right wrist ... Netted his 300th career goal 3/1 at CGY.
Season Highs: G:2(6x,last-3/1 at CGY) A:2(4x,last-2/19 vs. NJD) P: 3(3x,last-3/1 at CGY)
TOI: 24:27(1/30 vs. PHI) +/-: +4(12/27 vs. FLA) SOG: 8(4x,last-2/14 vs. WSH)
Hits: 7(11/16 at CAR) Blkd Shts: 4(10/11 vs. CAR)
Shootout Statistics: Career: 11-35 (.314) - 2008-09: 3-11 (.273)
Drafted: By TBL in the 1st Rd, 1st overall, in 1998
2006-07 SEASON
Won the Maurice Richard Trophy as the NHL’s leading goal-scorer … Set franchise records for goals in a season with 52 and points in a season with 108 … Tied the team record for PPG in a season with 16 (Bradley, 1992-93) … Fired 339 shots to set the franchise mark for most in a season … His 61 points on the road were a Lightning all-time best (St. Louis, 47, 2003-04) … Tied the franchise record with 7 GWG … Was named the NHL’s 3rd Star of the Month for March … Became the 1st Lightning player and the first French-Canadian born player since Mario Lemieux to score 50 goals in a season 3/30 at CAR (Ward) … Registered his 500th career point with an assist 3/22 vs. NJ … Set the franchise record for most points in a season with his 95th and 96th points of the season 3/16 vs. BUF … Set the franchise record for goals in a season with his 43rd and tied the record for PPG with his 16th 3/6 at VAN … Tied the Lightning record for road points in a season with his 47th 2/22 at ATL … Was named the recipient of the Mark Messier Leadership Award for February … Played in his 600th career game, contributing a goal and an assist, 2/1 at CAR … Had a 10-game point streak snapped (9-7-16) 1/26 vs. NJ … Registered 1 assist at the 2007 NHL All-Star Game … Recorded his 250th career assist while shorthanded 1/4 at MIN … Was named the NHL’s 3rd Star of the Week for the week ending 12/24 after recording 6 points (3-3-6) … Scored his 200th career goal 12/19 at WSH … Logged a season-high 27:41 of ice time 12/14 at MTL … Was named the NHL’s 2nd Star of the Week for the period ending 12/10 as he was tied for the league lead in goals and points (4-3-7) … Recorded his 4th career hattrick, tying him for the franchise record, and added two assists for a career high 5 point night 12/7 vs. ATL … Had his career-best 11-game point streak snapped 11/15 (8-10-18) … Recorded a personal best 4 assists, tying a franchise record, 11/4 at BOS … Had his goal streak snapped at a career-high 6 games (6g) 11/4 at BOS … Tied Mikael Andersson for 3rd on the Lightning shorthanded goal list 10/21 at WSH (7) … Tallied his 50th career power play goal 10/14 vs. FLA.

2007 STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFS
Tied the franchise record for most goals in a series with 5 … Set the franchise record for most shots in a series with 30 … Recorded 2 multi-point games in the series … Landed a team-high 4 hits in Game 5 of the ECQF … Scored the game-tying goal, landed 5 hits with 31:29 of ice time in Game 4 … Scored his 4th goal of the playoffs and added an assist on the GWG with 4 hits in Game 3 … Scored his 3rd goal of the series, fired a team-high 6 shots on goal and landed 3 hits in Game 2 … Scored 2 goals in Game 1 to tie Brad Richards for 2nd on the franchise playoff goals list (15), was a plus-2 and landed 3 hits.

CAREER NOTES
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 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 ... Recorded a season-high 7-game point streak 3/7-3/19 (6g-4a) … Set a personal high by recording 31 PIM 3/17 vs. PHI ... 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 ... 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) … 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 … 2006 Olympics: Recorded 3 assists in 6 games with Canada.  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 1 goal, recording 6 PIM.  2003-04: Scored 2 goals, both game winners, and 5 assists in recording 7 points and earning World Cup MVP in his 1st appearance, winning his 1st World Cup title ... Established new career highs in plus-minus, GWGs, and tied his best in SHGs with 2 … Finished the season 2nd on the team in goals, GWGs, and 4th in points … His 32 goals ranks 5th in team history for goals in a season … Recorded his 6th GWG 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 first Lightning player to 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 ... 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, PIM, PPG, 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 GWG 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 … 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 (1st 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 2nd place on the Lightning career goals list with 2nd 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 2nd assist ... Scored 1st career SHG 2/14 vs. NYI ... Netted 100th career goal at PHI (1/18) … With 2 points 2/17 vs. WSH, tied and surpassed Chris Gratton for 2nd 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 (2nd 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 … 2001-02: Tied for 2nd on team with 20 goals ... Became 1st player in team history to post 3 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 … 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 … 2nd 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) … 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 PPG (6) … Recorded career highs in goals, assists, points, PPG … Named team captain on 3/11/00, the youngest full-time captain in NHL history … Tallied 14 multiple-point games, including 4 with 3-or-more points … 1998-99: Ranked 9th among NHL rookies in points (28), 8th in goals (13), and  5th in shots (125), …Finished 2nd 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.

JUNIOR CAREER

Played 2 seasons for Rimouski of the QMJHL, scoring 86 goals, 132 assists and 218 points in 122 regular season games … Recorded 19 goals and 29 assists for 48 points in 22 playoff games … Became the 5th QMJHL player selected no. 1 overall in the NHL Entry Draft since 1969 (Lafleur, Lemuiex, Turgeon, Daigle). 1997-98: Appeared in 58 games, finishing 1st on the team in goals (44), 2nd 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. 1996-97: In his 1st season with Rimouski, appeared in 64 games and finished 2nd 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.

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.

FIRSTS
Game:     NHL - 10/9/98 @ FLA
    Lightning - Same
Goal:     NHL - 10/25/98 vs. VAN (Snow)
    Lightning - Same
Assist:    NHL - 10/21/98 vs. PIT
    Lightning – Same

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
Goals
Game:        3 (4 times, last – 12/7/06 vs. ATL)
Season:        52 (2006-07)
Multi-Goal Games:        27
    In 2006-07:     6 (last – 3/16/07 at EDM)
Hat Tricks:    4
Streak:        6 (10/21-11/2/06, 6g)
    In 2006-07:     6 (10/21-11/2/06, 6g)

Assists
Game:        4 (11/4/06 at BOS)
Season:        56 (2006-07)
Streak:        5 (1/4-1/11/07, 5a)
    In 2006-07:     5 (1/4-1/11/07, 5a)

Points
Game:        5 (12/7/06 vs. ATL, 3g-2a)
Season:        108 (2006-07)
Multi-Point Games:        115
    In 2006-07:     27 (last – 3/31/07 vs. WSH, 1g-2a)
Streak:        11 (10/19-11/11/06, 8g-10a)
    In 2006-07:     11 (10/19-11/11/06, 8g-10a)

Games Played Streak:
    162 (10/9/98 - 4/6/00)
Most PIM in a Game:    31 (3/17/06 vs. PHI)
Most Shots in a Game:    11 (3 times, last – 4/7/07 at ATL)