Flyers Win Vincent Lecavalier Sweepstakes
Published on July 3 2013 6:49 am
Last Updated on July 3 2013 6:49 am
Written by Millie Lange
The Philadelphia Flyers have won the Vincent Lecavalier sweepstakes. The team announced a multi-year contract with the free agent center Tuesday night. TSN of Canada made the initial report Tuesday afternoon, revealing that Philly won out over Dallas and Montreal to sign Lecavalier to a contract worth $22.5 million over five years for a cap hit of $4.5 million per season. The first overall pick of Tampa Bay in 1998, the 33-year-old Lecavalier had spent his entire 14-year career with the Lightning, who decided to use a compliance buyout on the veteran's contract last Thursday to make him a free agent. He scored 10 goals and added 22 assists for 33 points in 39 games during the shortened 2013 season.
Penguins, Letang Agree On Contract Extension
The Pittsburgh Penguins and defenseman Kris Letang agreed to an eight-year contract extension on Tuesday. The deal is worth $58 million for the duration, with an average annual value of $7.25 million per season. It will supersede a four-year extension signed back in March of 2010, which carried him through the 2013-14 campaign. The 26-year-old is coming off a season in which he was a Norris Trophy candidate, tying for the league lead among blueliners with 38 points and topping the list in assists. In addition, he set personal postseason bests with 13 assists and 16 points over 15 appearances for the Pens, who advanced to the Eastern Conference finals.