LA Kings' Vincent Lecavalier formally retires from NHL

BY foxsports • June 21, 2016

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) Los Angeles Kings forward Vincent Lecavalier has retired after 17 NHL seasons.

Lecavalier formally confirmed his previously announced retirement Tuesday.

The 36-year-old Lecavalier spent his first 14 NHL seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning, winning the Stanley Cup in 2004. He had a disappointing tenure in Philadelphia before joining the Kings in January and declaring that the 2015-16 season would be his last.

Lecavalier was revitalized in Los Angeles, scoring 10 goals and seven assists in 42 games. He showed his skills hadn't evaporated while filling a major role for the Kings, who were eliminated from the first round of the postseason by San Jose.

Lecavalier scored 949 points in 1,212 regular-season games, including 421 goals.

Lecavalier has said he has no major plans for retirement beyond fatherhood.

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