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Vincent Lecavalier | Center

Team: Philadelphia Flyers
Age / DOB:  (34) / 4/21/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
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GM Ron Hextall wants a better defensive effort from Vincent Lecavalier.
At age 34, this may be asking a lot from Lecavalier but the Flyers need to be better without the puck and Hextall will demand the same from everyone. Hextall tried to deal Lecavalier in the off-season but with no luck so Lecavalier will return to Philadelphia for his second season. He was plagued by back problems last season but still managed 20 goals and 37 points in 69 games. Lecavalier disappointed with a team worst minus-16. Expect a similar type season in 2014-15 and draft him accordingly. Sep 14 - 9:23 AM

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Vincent Lecavalier will start training camp at center.

There is a chance that either Lecavalier or Brayden Schenn will move to the wing as the Flyers want both to be top six forwards. Since Claude Giroux will center the top line, the only way both Lecavalier and Schenn can see top six minutes is if one moves to the wing. Lecavalier is 34 and his best seasons are behind him but he can still contribute offensively to any team. Draft him late in deeper pools however as there are plenty of centers with a lot more upside than the veteran.
Sep 13 - 9:06 AM

Coach Craig Berube and Vincent Lecavalier appear to be stuck with each other for another season.

Lecavalier had trouble adapting to Berube's coaching style and he spent plenty of time on the bench last season as a result. The Flyers also tried unsuccessfully to trade Lecavalier during the off-season. However, both sides are willing to make it work. "He just needs to change his game a little bit," Berube said during a recent interview. "We talked about that after the season and he's willing to do that. And I'm willing to bend a little bit here, too, so I've have to do a little bit better job managing him and he's got to buy into the team." Lecavalier has been working hard over the summer and he doesn't appear to be upset that he wasn't dealt.
Source: NJ.com
Aug 26 - 3:03 PM

Vincent Lecavalier isn't likely to be traded to Ottawa.

He has four years left on a contract that carries a cap hit of $4.5 million per season. The Senators would want Philadelphia to retain $2 million per season, but the Flyers aren't keen on doing that. Ottawa may also want to send another unfavorable contract back Philadelphia's way, but that wouldn't fit the Flyers' agenda because they are trying to clear cap space. A deal between the two sides isn't believed to be close and Lecavalier's no-trade clause could halt the move anyway.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Jul 4 - 8:02 AM

The Philadelphia Flyers were reportedly very close to trading center Vincent Lecavalier to Nashville Monday.

The terms of the proposed deal are not known, but it's being reported that the Predators were very close to taking on the next two years of a deal that pays the forward for two more beyond that, but the pact hit a snag and the deal fell through. It's no secret that Philly would like to rid itself of the veteran forward in order to create much-needed cap space, but they have yet to find any takers.
Jun 30 - 7:32 PM

The Philadelphia Flyers were unable to unload Vincent Lecavalier at the draft.

The Flyers really want to rid themselves of Lecavalier's onerous contract as he is still owed $18 million over the next four years with a no-movement clause. A buyout is the most logical step as the Flyers are currently over the salary cap and it is unlikely that any NHL team will help them out. Look for Lecavalier to be looking for a new home by Tuesday which is the start of free agency. Lecavalier had 20 goals and 37 points in 69 games with a terrible minus-16 rating and chipped in with a goal and an assist in seven playoff games against the Rangers.
Jun 29 - 10:00 AM

Philadelphia have given Vincent Lecavalier's agent permission to speak with other teams.

He will receive a $2 million bonus on July 1, so the cap-stricken Flyers don't have much time to deal him before that happens.
Jun 26 - 11:30 AM

Vincent Lecavalier isn't asking for the Flyers to trade him just yet, according to his agent Kent Hughes.

"If [Craig] Berube wants him as a fourth-line center, Philly is not going to pay him those dollars but we haven't specifically asked for a trade nor have they come to us saying they want to trade him," said Hughes. Lecavalier has a no-movement clause in a contract that will earn him $4.5 million for the next four years. Philadelphia is still deciding how best to proceed with him, but he could end up on the trading block.
Jun 14 - 3:40 PM

Vincent Lecavalier is confident he can bounce back after a tough first season with he Flyers.

"I'm going to work out hard like I do every summer and be ready for next year," he said. "I believe in myself and where I should be. Like I said, I've had a lot of ups and downs this year, but I believe in what I can do." He dealt with some injuries and had to adjust to playing left wing, but he felt more comfortable when he got back to center.
May 5 - 5:02 PM

Flyer GM Paul Holmgren acknowledged that Vincent Lecavalier had a difficult time adapting to Craig Berube's coaching system.

Lecavalier had much more success under former Flyer coach Peter Laviolette's attacking system than Berube's defense-first approach. "A lot of unfortunate things go against him - including a back injury and a position change", said Holmgren. "But, in my opinion, he's still a good player, and having said what I just said, he still scored 20 goals, which is no small feat. Moving forward, we just need to try to figure out how things fit a little better." We shall see if Vinny can adapt.
May 4 - 10:22 AM

Vincent Lecavalier logged just 8:45 minutes in Game 7 on Wednesday.

Lecavalier averaged just 10:41 minutes per contest in the playoffs. The fact that he saw his role marginalized in the postseason is particularly troubling when you consider that this was just Year One of a five-year, $22.5 million contract.
May 1 - 9:58 AM

Vincent Lecavalier tallied once for the Flyers on Sunday in a 4-2 loss to the Rangers.

After scoring 24 post-season goals for the Lightning in six playoff years, Lecavalier finally notched his first in a Flyers uniform. He has two points this season in five playoff games.
Apr 28 - 9:43 AM

Vincent Lecavalier is projected to center the second line in Game 3 on Tuesday.

Lecavalier averaged just 8:24 minutes of ice time in the Flyers' first two games of the 2014 playoffs. He didn't live up to expectations during the regular season, but he's still a major offensive threat. His linemates will likely be Brayden Schenn and Wayne Simmonds.
Source: NHL.com
Apr 22 - 1:45 PM

Vincent Lecavalier played only 7:42 minutes in Game 1.

It was the least amount of ice time that any Flyer forward received in the game and it must seem like quite a shock for a player of Lecavalier's talent. He has been relegated to a bottom six spot among forwards but he does see a lot of time on the power play. The problem with that was the Rangers only took one penalty in Game 1. Hopefully Lecavalier, who turns 34 on Monday, will get his game turned around.
Apr 20 - 9:31 AM

Vincent Lecavalier had a goal and an assist in Philadelphia's 5-2 win over Florida.

It was Lecavalier's second straight multi-point game. He has 20 goals and 37 points in 66 contests this season.
Apr 9 - 10:46 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Claude Giroux
2Sean Couturier
3Brayden Schenn
4Vincent Lecavalier
5Scott Laughton
6Ryan White
LW1R.J. Umberger
2Matt Read
3Zac Rinaldo
4Jay Rosehill
RW1Jakub Voracek
2Wayne Simmonds
3Michael Raffl
4Jason Akeson
5Zack Stortini
D1Mark Streit
2Braydon Coburn
3Andrew MacDonald
4Nicklas Grossmann
5Michael Del Zotto
6Luke Schenn
7Nick Schultz
8Kimmo Timonen
9Chris Pronger
G1Steve Mason
2Ray Emery