Vincent Lecavalier, bought out by the Tampa Bay Lightning last week, has agreed to a multiyear contract with the Philadelphia Flyers, the team announced Tuesday.

Tim Panaccio of CSN Philadelphia and Darren Dreger of TSN report the contract is for five years and $22.5 million, an average annual value of $4.5 million. ESPN.com’s Pierre LeBrun reports the contract includes a no-movement clause.

Lecavalier was the object of a dozen teams’ affection after the Lightning bought out the final seven years of his contract. Tampa Bay will pay him $32.667 million over the next 14 years.

Lecavalier has 14 years of experience in the NHL, all with Tampa Bay, which took him with the No. 1 pick in the 1998 NHL Draft. The 33-year old has averaged 27 goals per season throughout his career. He scored 10 goals and finished with 32 points in 32 games for the Lightning in 2012-13.

Lecavalier has 383 goals and 874 points in 1,037 regular-season games; he was a member of Tampa Bay’s Stanley Cup-winning team in 2004, when he scored nine goals and finished with 16 points.


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