27. Vincent Lecavalier
Art Williams called Lacavalier the ‘Michael Jordan of hockey,’ when the Tampa Bay Lightning drafted him in 1998. However, his rookie season wasn’t all that great as he only scored a meager 23 points. In his second season, he got that total up to 43 and was soon scoring in the 60s.
A legend in Tampa, Lecavalier was a member of their 2004 Stanley Cup championship team. The Lightning retired his jersey in 2018 as a tribute to his brilliance. As a young player, Tampa stripped him of the captaincy because he was too immature. In the end, however, he earned their utmost respect.