Tampa Bay Lightning superstar Vincent Lecavalier will have his jersey number 4 retired in a pre-game ceremony prior to tonight's game against the Los Angeles Kings, Lecavalier becoming the second Tampa Bay to have his number retired, joining Martin St. Louis.

Undoubtedly, Lecavalier has made an enormous impact on the Lightning organization. But he's also inspired the current generation of Lightning players.

We talked to a handful of them to get their thoughts on Lecavalier's contributions to the franchise as well as what he's meant to them.

Here's what they had to say:

Victor Hedman (played four seasons with Lecavalier from 2009-13)
"Coming here as an 18 year old and having the leadership he brought to this team and the kind of person he is, he made it very easy for me to acclimate to this team. What he's done for this organization, this community is something you really look up to. As a guy, he's down to Earth, funny guy in the locker room and obviously an unbelievable hockey player. For me to have been around the two guys that are going to be in the rafters after tonight has meant a lot. He's meant a lot for this team, playing over 1,000 games and winning a Stanley Cup and setting all kinds of records. It's been tremendous to play with and obviously he's getting the recognition he greatly deserves tonight. It'll be a special night again, same as it was last year for Marty, so very excited to be a part of it."