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Stefan Legein | Winger

Team: Los Angeles Kings
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/24/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 185
Drafted: 2007 / Rd. 2 (37) / CLM

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The Los Angeles Kings have signed Stefan Legein to a one-year contract extension.
Legein scored 14 goals and registered 11 assists in 63 AHL games last season. The Kings acquired Legein from the Philadelphia Flyers in October. Tue, Jul 17, 2012 04:39:00 PM

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Philadelphia has traded Stefan Legein and a sixth round pick in 2012 to the Los Angeles Kings for future considerations.

Legein was originally drafted in the second round of the 2007 draft by Columbus, but he has not appeared in an NHL game yet in his career. He recorded 17 points in 41 games with the Adirondack Phantoms last season and will likely remain the minors as a member of the Kings organization.
Wed, Oct 12, 2011 04:57:00 PM

Stefan Legein has been shipped to the Philadelphia Flyers for fellow minor-leaguer Michael Ratchuk.

Legein has produced two goals and one assist in six games with the Columbus Blue Jackets' AHL affiliate in Syracuse this season. He made news when he decided to retire as a 19-year-old, but returned to the Jackets' organization in January. Legein will likely remain in the minors for the Flyers for the time being.
Tue, Oct 20, 2009 12:27:00 PM

Stefan Legein will see his first pre-season action with the Blue Jackets on Saturday.

Legein is the only member of the Blue Jackets to not see the ice in pre-season thus far. "I didn't think his pace was good at the start of camp, but I've seen marked improvement," coach Ken Hitchcock said. "His tenacity on the puck is better. He's doing a good job of hounding the puck. He's on top of things now, he's up to speed." Legein retired from hockey as a 19-year-old last year, and only returned to the organization in January. He is a feisty player but will probably start the season in Syracuse this year.
Thu, Sep 24, 2009 08:08:00 AM

Stefan Legein scored once and added an assist in the Blue Jackets 5-4 shootout loss to the Atlanta Thrashers rookies on Thursday.

Legein missed training camp and half of last season as the 20-year-old retired suddenly from hockey, saying he was through with the sport. But he returned in January, although he was not as feisty as he was the previous season. This year is a new start once again for Legein and he will have an opportunity to break training camp on the fourth line. He has no fantasy value at this stage of his career.
Fri, Sep 11, 2009 06:59:00 AM

Stefan Legein tallied the Jackets' lone goal in a 2-1 loss to Minnesota in Prospects Tournament action on Sunday in Traverse City, Mich.

The former second-round pick (37th overall) in 2007 resumed his playing career in January of last season after taking a leave of absence from the game earlier in the year. He will be given a look this training camp to see if he can crack the opening day lineup.
Mon, Sep 7, 2009 07:16:00 AM

Stefan Legein is looking forward to the upcoming season.

This is a far cry from last year when the then 19-year-old Legein told the Blue Jackets that he was through with hockey. He returned in early January but was not the same feisty player that the Blue Jackets had drafted as their second round pick in 2007. He managed a solitary point and four penalty minutes in 26 AHL games last season. "His work ethic and attitude were fine, from day one until the end of the season," his AHL coach at Syracuse, Ross Yates said. "But I'll be really honest with you, I expected him to be more of a shift disturber, more of a rat on the ice than he was." We shall see.
Wed, Jun 10, 2009 06:43:00 AM

Stefan Legein will miss the next four-six weeks with a broken finger.

The 20-year-old made headlines this season as he quit hockey in the off-season before returning to the Columbus organization at the start of the month. He is still a top prospect, but this year is obviously a write-off.
Wed, Jan 21, 2009 07:31:00 AM

Stefan Legein was assigned to Columbus' minor league affiliate in Syracuse Tuesday.

The top prospect retired from hockey this past summer only to change his mind last month. He will not play right away in the minors as he works his way back into shape. Despite the missed time, he is a top prospect that could have an NHL impact one day if he has indeed rekindled the passion for the game.
Tue, Jan 6, 2009 03:59:00 PM

Stefan Legein will meet with director of hockey operations Don Boyd and assist GM Chris MacFarland Monday morning.

Legein's agent will not be present for the meeting. Columbus selected Legein in the second round of the 2007 entry draft, but he quit hockey in the off-season. However, he wants to play hockey again and is meeting with the Blue Jackets to talk about rejoining one of their minor league teams. "I'm just curious to talk with him, to see where he's at, what's his state of mind," MacFarland said. "Is the passion back for him to play pro hockey, because that's the only way it's going to work for him. Is he coming back for the right reasons? We'll ask him those questions and we'll gauge the answers. We all hope he's ready to start his pro career and join the organization, whether that's in Johnstown (ECHL) or Syracuse (American Hockey League)."
Mon, Jan 5, 2009 08:18:00 AM

Stefan Legein is scheduled to have a meeting with the Columbus Blue Jackets on January 5th.

The Blue Jackets selected Legein in the second round of the 2007 Entry Draft. He quit hockey in the off-season and didn't attend the team's training camp. However, he has expressed a desire to return to the sport and it's likely that he'll begin playing for AHL Syracuse in early January.
Mon, Dec 29, 2008 02:50:00 PM

Stefan Legein wants to return to hockey.

Stefan Legein was selected in the second round of the 2007 Entry Draft and was a highly regarded prospect, but he decided to quit hockey during the off-season at age 19. It was quite a shock to the Blue Jackets organization at the time, but now it looks like he has the desire to play the game again. "Stef might have some bridges to build with teammates," GM Scott Howson said. "I've said all along -- to him and about him -- that if he doesn't have the desire or the passion, we're OK with that. This is a difficult profession. You can't go in half-interested." Look for Legein to play the rest of the season with Syracuse of the AHL and have an excellent shot at making the Blue Jackets out of training camp next season.
Wed, Dec 3, 2008 08:26:00 AM

Tom Reed of the Columbus Dispatch reports in his blog that Stefan Legein has been talking to someon in the Columbus Blue Jackets organization.

Legein, the Blue Jackets second round pick in the 2007 Entry Draft, decided to quit hockey in the off-season, but could be having a change of heart. The Blue Jackets suspended him last week when he did not report to rookie camp. Stay tuned as hopefully the talented Legein will reconsider.
Tue, Sep 16, 2008 07:25:00 AM

Reacting to comments about his retirement, Stefan Legein issued a terse statement.

Legein sent this to Canadian broadcaster"I'd like for everyone to stop bashing my father, my family, and me personally. My family has been amazing. They have supported me and never forced me to do anything and to say it's their fault is ridiculous."Take the time to talk to me before you accuse me of being addicted to anything, even if it's coffee. I realize you're going to speculate but please don't bash my character and especially my family."
Sun, Aug 24, 2008 10:40:00 AM

Stefan Legein will definitely not be attending Blue Jackets' training camp.

However, he may loosen his stance on retirement after some much needed time off. "In my opinion, Stefan just wants to take a break," his agent Doug Woods said. "He's tired from all the things he's gone through the last two seasons, all the tournaments, the games, the shoulder injury ... all that stuff. He feels like he needs some time and space." Legein is not suffering any health issues, but he has apparently lost his energy and drive to be a hockey player, which if you saw him play would leave you scratching your head. He is as energetic and feisty as they come on the ice. Woods believes Legein will plat hockey again though. "I think we're dealing with a case of burnout here," he said. "You can't be filled with that much passion for the sport of hockey and decide, right like that, that you're done with it. I think he's going to play again. In fact, I think when the frost hits the ground, he's going to get the itch."
Fri, Aug 22, 2008 08:53:00 AM

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