In honor of All-Star Game week, I thought I would take a moment to honor past & present players of the Tampa Bay Lightning who have made the All-Star games in years past.
This year, we only have one participant in the All-Star Game, and as we all know, that’s Steven Stamkos. Stamkos is the goal leader in the NHL right now with 32 goals.
The first player in the Tampa Bay Lightning franchise to make it to the All-Star Game was Brian Bradley. Brian Bradley not only made the All-Star Game in 1993 (the Lightning’s first year of existence), but also made it it 1994.
Other players to follow were:
- Roman Hamrlik, D: 1996
- Dino Ciccarelli RW: 1997
- Wendel Clark LW: 1999
- Petr Svoboda, D: 2000
- Fredrik Modin, LW: 2001
- Nikolai Khabibulin, G: 2002, 2003
- Martin St. Louis, RW: 2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 (alternate captain)
- Vincent Lecavalier, C: 2003, 2007, 2008 (captain), 2009
- Steven Stamkos, C: 2011, 2012
Our current Lightning players that have played in the All-Star Game in previous years are Marty St. Louis, Vinny Lecavalier, & Steven Stamkos.
Marty St. Louis has played in 6 All-Star Games (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011). In 2011 he was the alternate captain. In 2004, St. Louis was named NHL First All-Star and in 2007, 2010, & 2011 he was named NHL Second All-Star.
Vinny Lecavalier has played 4 games All-Star Games (2003, 2007, 2008, & 2009). In 2008, Lecavalier was named Captain. Lecavalier got NHL Second All-Star in 2007.
Steven Stamkos has been on the NHL All-Star Games for only two years (2011 & 2012). In 2011, Stamkos was named to the NHL Second All-Star team.
While I’m not sure what the past All-Star Games were like, this year Steven Stamkos was picked in the 6th round by Team Alfredsson. The All-Star game is scheduled for January 29th at 4pm. The scheduling of events for the All-Star Game can be found on NHL.com.