The Tampa Bay Lightning celebrated their 20th season in the NHL last year. The franchise has done it all in its short history. They have a Stanley Cup, Hall of Fame inductees and a big influence in the Tampa Bay community to their credit, and none of that would have been possible without these fan favorites.
The Lightning are a first-class organization from the ownership on down. They are more than just hockey players. They are members of the community, and that tight-knit bond has only strengthened the interest and support for the team.
The success on and off the ice can be attributed to a large group of players and front office members. Here are the five biggest on-ice fan favorites in Tampa Bay Lightning history.