#6 Dave Andreychuk
Tampa Bay Lightning (2001-2006)
Toronto Maple Leafs (1993-1996)
Team Captain 2002-2006
Stanley Cup Champion (2004)
Hockey Hall of Fame Inductee
6th in NHL Power-Play Goals 2002-03 (15)
Led Team in Goals 2001-02 (21)
Dave Andreychuk began his career playing 11 seasons with the Buffalo Sabres before he was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs with Daren Puppa and 1st round pick (Kenny Jonsson) for Grant Fuhr and a 5th round pick (Kevin Popp).
After four seasons in Toronto, Andreychuk was traded to the New Jersey Devils for 2nd round pick (Marek Posmyk) and 3rd round pick (traded back to New Jersey who picked Andre Lakos).
After four seasons with New Jersey, Andreychuk signed with the Boston Bruins. The Bruins then traded him at the NHL Trade Deadline that season with Ray Bourque to the Colorado Avalanche for Martin Grenier, Samuel Pahlsson, Brian Rolston and a 1st round pick (Martin Samuelsson).
Andreychuk signed back with Buffalo for one season that offseason and then finally made his was to Tampa Bay after signing with the team in 2001. The Lightning didn’t have a captain when Andreychuk arrived, but after leading the team with 21 goals, he was given the captaincy in 2002.
Dave Andreychuk would win his first and only Stanley Cup of his 23 year career as the captain of the Tampa Bay Lightning at the age of 40. The following NHL season was cancelled due to the lockout, but Andreychuk would play one more season before retiring at 42 years old.
Including Dave Andreychuk, only five members of the Tampa Bay Lightning have been inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. The others are Dino Ciccarelli, Mark Reechi, Denis Savard and Martin St. Louis. I think we’ll also see Vincent Lecavalier, Steven Stamkos, Nikita Kucherov, Victor Hedman and Andrei Vasilevsky in there someday.