With no Stanley Cup to win and no playoff spot in sight, the Tampa Bay Lightning won’t have much time to enjoy a new jersey.
That’s why they’ve opted to make their next season the Stanley Cup Final.
Here are five players who’ve retired in the past and where they’d like to be remembered.
Brian Leetch: After spending seven seasons in Tampa, Leetch retired in 2018.
He played for the Lightning from 1988-94 and helped them win the Stanley Cups in 1994 and 1995.
He scored 1,076 goals and was an 11-time All-Star.
His name is now synonymous with the Lightning.
Jared Cowen: The Dallas Stars captain retired in February 2018 after 15 seasons with the team.
He spent his final season in Dallas in 2017 and was a three-time Stanley Cup champion.
He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2018 after scoring 531 goals and 1,933 points.
He has four Stanley Cup rings.
He was inducting into the Hall of Hockey at the 2017 induction ceremony in St. Louis.
Brett Hull: Hull retired in January 2019.
He won two Stanley Cups with the St. Lous Stars and played for Tampa Bay for five seasons.
He helped Tampa win the Cup in 2004 and 2005.
He is the only player to win two Stanley Cup titles and was inductee into the NHL Hall of Famer’s Hall of Honor in 2017.