Matt Carle has received the "blessing" of former captain Dave Andreychuk to wear No. 25 this season.
No player on the Lightning has worn the number since Andreychuk retired after the 2005-06 season and many believe that it should've been retired by the organization for his contributions, which included a Stanley Cup in 2004. Carle donned No. 25 when he played in Philadelphia and Mattias Ohlund has No. 5 now, which was his number when he played for the Bolts back in 2008-09.