Monday, March 16, 2009

Eastern Conference Eye Candy: Vincent Lecavalier (Tampa Bay Lightning)

This week's EC eye candy is quite a talented hockey player which you'll see by the lengthy accomplishments noted in the post (not to mention he's single and RICH!)!!! The guy is pretty (which is why there's so many pics in the post -- I just couldn't choose!)!

  • born in L'lle-Bizard QC, Quebec, Canada; currently resides in Tampa's Davis Island
  • plays center, shoots left
  • wears number 4 to honor Jean Beliveau
  • featured in "The Rocket: The Maurice Richard Story"
  • attended John Rennie High School and Athol Murray College of Notre Dame
  • referred to as the "Michael Jordan of Hockey" by Art Williams (former Lightning owner)
  • named to QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1997); was also QMJHL Offensive Rookie of the Year (1997)
  • was the Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (1997)
  • named to QMJHL First All-Star Team (1998)
  • named to Canadian Major Junior First All-Star Team (1998)
  • was Tampa Bay's first-round draft pick in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft (AND was first overall!)
  • named the captain of the Bolts on March 1, 2000 (at the time making him the youngest captain in NHL history at 19 years and 11 months old), but was later stipped of the title prior to the 2001-2002 season by HC John Tortorella after demanding more accountability of his players (Lecavalier missed the start of the 2001-2002 season due to contract negotiations)
  • help lead the Lightning win the Stanley Cup Championship in 2004
  • became the first Lightning player to record 50 goals in a season on March 30, 2007 and finished the season with 52 goals
  • named to NHL Second All-Star Team (2007)
  • won Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy (2007) and King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2008)
  • played in NHL All-Star Games (2003, 2007, 2008)
  • signed as a free agent by Kazan (Russia), November 4, 2004 (during the lockout)
  • holds the franchise single season points record for the Lightning with 95 points
  • agreed to an 11-year, $85 million contract extension with the Lightning on July 12, 2008
  • was re-named the captain of the Lightning prior to this season (2008-2009) on September 18, 2008
Lecavalier is the epitome of a sexy hockey player, ladies (and he's SINGLE!) - just look at him, he's simply YUMMY!!! He's 6'4 and weighs 219-223 pounds, so he's ALL hockey player. His nickname is "Vinny." The night before a game, he always eats steak with mashed potatoes and mushrooms.

He created his own foundation (VL-4 Foundation). He helped create a charitable program benefiting the All Children's Hospital (Kane's 4 Kids) when, in October 2007, he pledged $3 million to the facility which was under construction in St. Petersburg, Florida. The facility will be named the Vincent Lecavalier Pediatric Cancer and Blood Disorders Center in his honor.

He spends his off-season in Montreal; plays golf and enjoys boating. He was a fan of the Detroit Red Wings and Steve Yzerman growing up (but I won't hold that against him) and says his most memorable hockey moment was getting drafted by the Lightning first overall in 1998 and winning the Stanley Cup.


gilld22 said...

He is pretty yummy...!!!

Erika Zimmerman said...

omg, vinny!
thank you thank you thank you!
i love vinny and no one seems to understand why. all the reasons are here. woo!

Kylie @ Faux Hawks and Follies said...

Thank you for this!
I was so going to nominate him, but I never got around to sending you an email. We're on the same eye-candy wavelength. :)

I also love that his face is chiseled like that of a Greek god's, oh, and his adorable French-Canadian accent.


Lauren said...

Mmmm....yes, we are definitely on the same wavelength here!

Vinny is very yummy and a perfect choice for this week's Eye Candy!

Life_As_A_Redhead said...

I have only this to say...

The top picture... Well I'm speechless... gasp, those arms!!!

Stop laughing Stephanie, I never said there was nothing about him to like.

PeytonRose said...

ahh im so glad you wrote about vinny!!!
he's so hott && i love love love his accent.
this was such a great birthday present (:

Stephanie said...

Well HAPPY BIRTHDAY PeytonRose!!! Hope you have a great day!!!

Meli said...

All you need is the "he plays golf" statement and I'm addicted...although he makes it so very easy to be addicted to him!

Anonymous said...

I am sorry to inform.....even though I wish it weren't true, Vincent Lecavalier is not single.

He is dating Caroline Portelance and has been since before he even won Lord Stanley.

Sorry to inform :(

SarahBeth said...

You need to have Henrik Lundqvist!