Tampa Bay Lightning: 20 Greatest Goal Scorers In Franchise History

8 of 21

Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

14. Dave Andreychuk

Career Season High Goals: 21

Career High Goals: 640

The highest scoring member of our list, Dave Andreychuk may have had a pretty short career in Tampa Bay, but he will always be remembered as the captain of the 2004 Stanley Cup winning team and one of the greatest players on the power play in NHL history.

During his fantastic 23 year career, Andreychuk would play for six NHL franchises, with most of his career being spent in Buffalo as a member of the Sabres. Through 19 NHL seasons, Andreychuk had not yet been able to win a Stanley Cup championship, and his decision to come to Tampa Bay as a free agent before the start of the 2001-02 season would shock many around the league.

Through the struggle of not making the playoffs in the beginning of Andreychuk’s time in Tampa Bay, the veteran refused to be moved to any other team and knew his work with the Lightning was not finished. Andreychuk was rewarded for his patience, as he would help captain the Lightning to their first ever Stanley Cup championship in 2004.

The man that spent the final few seconds of game 7 against the Calgary Flames in the penalty box would finally be rewarded with his first Stanley Cup. He was able to accomplish this on a team that seemed to be going nowhere when he first joined, but through patients and perseverance, Andreychuk was able to lead his team to the promise land.

In his five seasons with the Tampa Bay Lightning, Andreychuk would score 68 goals, with 21 of them coming during the 2001-02 season. Andreychuk will always be remembered as one of the greatest players in franchise history for his commitment to the team during his playing days, and his bronze statue just outside Amalie Arena of him raising the cup on that great day in 2004 represents just what he means to this franchise.

Next: Big Kuby