His name is immortalized at the Mountain Arena.
Next month, Dave Andreychuk’s image will be immortalized in a statue outside the home of the Tampa Bay Lightning.
The nine-foot-tall likeness of Andreychuk holding the Stanley Cup above his head, as he did when the Lightning won the NHL’s top prize 10 years ago this June, is expected to be unveiled on April 5.
“It’s something for the community,” Andreychuk told the Tampa Bay Tribune. “I think it’s cool that anyone who comes to the arena gets to relive that moment. Where were you when that happened? And they’ll tell their kids where they were.
“And that’s the coolest thing, that this will live on. People will know: This happened here.”
Andreychuk, 50, was the team’s captain. He is currently the Tampa Bay Lightning’s vice president for corporate and community affairs.
He played 24 years in the NHL, holds the record for most NHL career power-play goals with 274 and scored 640 goals in his career, the 14th most in NHL history.
The Mountain Arena was renamed in Andreychuk’s honour in 2005.
The statue will stand next to one of NHL hall of famer Phil Esposito.