Overtime Goal Sunday Marks Vincent Lecavalier’s 900th NHL Point

March 3rd, 2014 by Bleacher Report Milestones Leave a reply »
Vincent Lecavalier's 900th career NHL point was delivered in dramatic fashion, as it was recorded when he scored the game-winning goal at the 2:45 mark of overtime in Sunday's 5-4 comeback victory over the Capitals. Lecavalier thus became the 100th player in league history to hit the milestone.

Selected No. 1 overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1998 NHL entry draft, the bulk of Lecavalier's professional production—383 goals and 874 points to be exact—came during his 14 seasons in a Tampa Bay uniform, a span in which he played 1,037 of his 1,086 career NHL games.

Following the 2012-13 season, the Lightning cut ties with Lecavalier, using a compliance buyout to free up salary-cap space for the franchise. After weighing his options, Lecavalier proceeded to ink a five-year, $22.5 million contract with the Philadelphia Flyers this past July.

A non-displaced back fracture cost the 33-year-old forward nine games earlier this season, and Lecavalier has missed 13 games overall in 2013-14. With three points in three games since returning from the Olympic break and goals in back-to-back contests, however, Lecavalier should move up the Fly ...

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