Tampa Bay Lightning: 20 Greatest Goal Scorers In Franchise History

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18. Dino Ciccarelli

Single Season High Goals: 35

Career High Goals: 608

Out of all the players we will have on this list, only one player will have more goals in their career than Dino Ciccarelli has at this moment. That is Dave Andreychuk. His 608 goals in 21 NHL seasons made him one of the most prolific scorers of his era as he played for the Minnesota North Stars, Detroit Red Wings, Washington Capitals, and Tampa Bay Lightning before ending his career with the Florida Panthers.

The Lightning acquired Ciccarelli in a trade with the Detroit Red Wings after the team sent a fourth round pick to Detroit in exchange for Ciccarelli. In his first game on October 5th, 1996, Ciccarelli would score a goal and add two assists in the win against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Quite a debut for the new guy on the team. That same season, Ciccarelli would lead the team in scoring with 35 goals and 60 points.

In his two seasons with the Lightning, Ciccarelli scored 46 goals and 33 assists, with his final season in Tampa Bay ending with the worst record in the NHL at the conclusion of the 1997-98 campaign. With that pick, they would select a future superstar in forward Vincent Lecavalier, who’s name will come up on this list further down the line.

The 4-time all-star and NHL Hall of Famer would eventually retire after the 1998-99 season as a member of the Florida Panthers. Though his Lightning career was short, ‘The Dino’ still comes in at number 18 on our list of the top scorers in franchise history.

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