Class of 1998
L’Île-Bizard, QC, Canada
- Retired 2016
- Chosen 1st overall by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft & won a Stanley Cup with the club in 2004.
- Has played in over 1,100 NHL games, scoring almost 1,000 points. Notably, he won the Maurice “Rocket” Richard Trophy in 2007 as the NHL’s leading goal scorer.
- Has played for Tampa Bay Lightning and Philadelphia Flyers in the NHL
- Has played for Team Canada at the IIHF World Junior Championship, World Championship, World Cup of Hockey, and Winter Olympics.
- In October 2007, Lecavalier pledged $3 million to a new All Children’s Hospital facility under construction in St. Petersburg, Florida. The facility will be named the Vincent Lecavalier Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in his honor.
“If you’re thinking about going to Notre Dame, it’s a very special place. I really have a hard time describing it – you just have to go for a Campus Day Visit and see it for yourself. I think parents sometimes only think about whether it’s a great hockey school. Well, it is a great hockey school and a great place to start your hockey career. It’s also a great education, but it’s so much more. It’s really a great school of life. When you go to Notre Dame, you leave with so much more than you can ever imagine.”