Vincent Lecavalier

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Status: Tampa Bay Lightning center

HT: 6-foot-4 WT: 223 pounds

DOB: April 21, 1980 In: Ile Bizard, Que.

Hockey Inspiration: "Steve Yzerman."



Hobbies/Leisure Activities:
"Golf, watching movies, boating."



Nickname:
"Just Vinny."



Favorite Movie:
"Blackhawk Down."



Favorite TV Show:
"24."



Musical Tastes:
"U2, Metallica."



Early Hockey Memory:
"Christmas one year I got a pair of Easton gloves (blue and white). It was like the happiest Christmas. I slept with them (age 11)."



First Job:
"I was a...how do I explain it...I took care of a handicapped kid during day camp. He was the only handicapped kid there and I took care of him (age 13)."



First Car:
"Cavalier Z24 (red)."



Pre-game Feeling:
"Think about being relaxed, but don't get too excited – until I get on the ice. That's when you get intense."



Favorite Meal
: "Sushi."



Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
"Chocolate."



Greatest Sports Moment:
"Winning the Stanley Cup (2004)."



Favorite Uniforms:
"I like the Los Angeles Kings and New York Rangers."



Favorite Arena:
"Montreal."



Closest NHL Friends:
"Brad Richards, Dan Cloutier."



Funniest Player Encountered:
"Andre Roy. He's just crazy, funny. He’s got a great sense of humor."



Toughest Competitor Encountered:
"Wendel Clark. I played with him in '98. (Why him?) He's just...you've heard of him, you saw how he played. The look he has. Just tough."



Worst Injury
: "Broken foot. Getting hit by a shot. (Remember who shot it?) (Dan) McGillis from Philadelphia."



Funny Hockey Memory
: "Just watching Andre Roy every day. No special story. I don't know how he does it. He's just funny. (Was he your roommate?) I lived with him for one week. After one day I was like, ‘Wow, how can his wife handle that?’ "



Embarrassing Hockey Memory:
"A few years ago I went on the ice in Buffalo. I ran out to the ice pretty hard and I didn't see the red carpet they had out at center ice. I hit the carpet and spun around, ran into the boards, lost my helmet, gloves, stick, everything. That was pretty embarrassing. And my sister was watching."



Favorite Vacation Spot:
"I liked South Africa the best – Capetown."



Favorite Athletes To Watch:
"Cristiano Ronaldo, he's just exciting. He's got that little arrogance that's funny. Just unbelievable to watch. (MLB?) Derek Jeter. Complete player, just like his style. (NFL?) Peyton Manning. (Golf/Tennis?) Tiger, Roger Federer. (Boxing?) I always liked (Mike) Tyson. (NASCAR?) The only one I know is Jeff Gordon.”



Personality Quality Most Admired
: "Loyalty."

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