The Lightning will honor former captain Dave Andreychuk with a statue on Thunder Alley in front of the Tampa Bay Times Forum. It will be unveiled in a pregame ceremony April 5.
The life-sized bronze statue will depict Andreychuk hoisting the Stanley Cup over his head after the Lightning defeated the Flames in Game 7 of the 2004 finals. It will stand 9 feet and weigh 600 pounds, created by Steven Dickey, who designed the Phil Esposito statue that is at the entrance of the Forum.
"Obviously it's a great honor," said Andreychuk, 50, the Lightning's vice president of corporate and community affairs. "I was overwhelmed."
Joe Smith, Times Staff Writer