Flyers reach agreement with Vincent Lecavalier
All-Star center agrees to multi-year deal with Philadelphia
The Philadelphia Flyers announced tonight that they have agreed to a multi-year contract with free agent center Vincent Lecavalier.
UPDATE: Lecavalier will wear uniform No. 40 for the Flyers.
The 33-year-old Lecavalier has spent 14 seasons in the NHL, all with the Tampa Bay Lightning, where he has posted 383 goals and 491 assists for 874 points in 1,037 regular season games.
He has also posted 52 points (24g-28a) in 63 Stanley Cup Playoff games, including nine goals and 16 points to help lead the Lightning to the Stanley Cup Championship in 2004.
This past season with the Lightning, Lecavalier posted 32 points (10g-22a) in 39 games, while appearing in his 1,000th NHL game on Jan. 21 at New York Islanders.
Lecavalier won the Maurice Rocket Richard Trophy in the 2006-07 season after posting an NHL-best 52 goals, while also finishing third overall in the NHL in points with 108 in 82 games. He also was the recipient of the NHL's King Clancy Memorial Trophy, which is awarded to the player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and has made a noteworthy humanitarian contribution to his community.
Lecavalier was the No. 1 overall pick in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.
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