LA Kings' Vincent Lecavalier formally retires from NHL
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.