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When he entered the NHL:
1998-1999 season with the Calgary Flames at the age of 23.
NHL career stats:
In 690 regular games played he has scored 238 goals, 347 assists for 585 points, while he spent 226 minutes in the penalty box.
In 45 playoff games played he scored 23 goals, 25 assists for 48 points while he spent 24 minutes in the penalty box.
All Star Games (2003, 2004, 2007, 2008, 2009), Bud Light Plus/Minus Award 2004, Art Ross Memorial Trophy 2004 (player who leads the league in scoring points at the end of the regular season), Lester B. Pearson Award 2004 (most outstanding player in the regular season as judged by the members of the NHL Players Association), Hart Memorial Trophy 2004 (the player adjudged most valuable to his team in the National Hockey League), 2004 Stanley Cup (Tampa Bay), 2004 World Cup of Hockey winner, 2008 and 2009 World Championship Silver Medal winner.
Calgary Flames (1998-2000), Tampa Bay Lightning (2000-2009).
He is the best non drafted free agent currently active in the NHL. the 2003-2004 season was his best ever as he became only the 8th player in league history to win the Art Ross Trophy, the Stanley Cup, and th Hart Memorial trophy in the same season. He is an elite player in the NHL and contiues to put up impressive point totals well into his 30's.
He is now 34 and still playing at a high level. Expect him to be a big part of the Canadian Olympic team in 2010. He will also continue to be a top 2 player for the Lightning as long as Lecavalier is still in Tampa.
This coming season St. Louis will likely play wing on a line with Steven Stamkos as they started to show great chemistry by the end of last season.