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David Legwand | Center

Team: Buffalo Sabres
Age / DOB:  (35) / 8/17/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
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The Ottawa Senators have shipped David Legwand and Robin Lehner to the Buffalo Sabres in exchange for the 21st overall pick in the 2015 draft.
Legwand is coming off of a rough campaign where he was limited to nine goals and 27 points in 80 contests. He was also scratched for half of Ottawa's 2015 playoff contests. He could certainly use a change of scenery and the Senators likely wanted his $3 million cap hit off the books. Jun 26 - 10:21 AM

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David Legwand will be scratched for Game Four on Wednesday night against Montreal.

Zack Smith will take the veteran center's place. Legwand, the former first ever draft pick by Nashville in 1998, has scored 13 goals and 28 points in 55 career playoff games. However he's yet to factor positively during Ottawa's three losses in the series.
Apr 21 - 9:01 PM

David Legwand could be dealt by the Senators prior to the trade deadline.

"I've got to talk to Bryan to see what's going on here in the next couple of weeks and we'll go from there," Legwand said Monday. "Nothing has been said, so I have no idea." He signed a two-year, $6 million contract to play in Ottawa last summer. Legwand has seven goals and 21 points 49 games this season.
Feb 10 - 8:56 AM

Look for David Legwand to return to the Ottawa lineup against Phoenix Saturday afternoon.

He had been a healthy scratch for the Sens' last two games but is needed due to Alex Chiasson's injury. Legwand does not have any real fantasy value.
Jan 31 - 11:41 AM

David Legwand, Patrick Wiercioch and Mark Borowiecki are scratches in Thursday's game against Dallas.

Legwand has now been scratched in back-to-back games. The 34-year-old signed with the Senators' as a free-agent last off-season. He has seven goals and 19 points in 45 games this season.
Jan 29 - 7:46 PM

David Legwand will be a healthy scratch for the Senators Wednesday against Toronto.

As some expected earlier today, Legwand will find himself a healthy scratch for the first time this season. Curtis Lazar will take his spot in the lineup. Legwand has seven goals and 12 assists in 45 games this year but now finds himself in head coach Dave Cameron's doghouse.
Jan 21 - 6:49 PM

David Legwand scored his third goal in his past five games Sunday.

The veteran forward has been hot of late with five points in his past six contests. The scoring surge has boosted him to 11 points in 27 appearances this campaign.
Mon, Dec 8, 2014 11:03:00 AM

David Legwand played in his 1000th NHL game on Saturday.

The Senators lost to Tampa Bay 4-1 and Legwand scored Ottawa's only goal. The 34-year-old has scored 217 goals and 585 points in his career. He has eight points in 23 games in 2014-15.
Sun, Nov 30, 2014 11:53:00 AM

David Legwand lit the lamp for the Senators on Saturday night in their 4-1 loss to the Lightning.

Legwand scored a power-play marker with 1:47 in the first period. Typically around 40-point scorer, Legwand has seen his offense slip this season, with just three goals and eight points in 23 games. Erik Karlsson and Kyle Turris set up the goal.
Sat, Nov 29, 2014 10:21:00 PM

David Legwand is projected to play between Mika Zibanejad and Bobby Ryan on Thursday night.

The Senators will be hosting Legwand's former team, the Nashville Predators, in the contest. He has notched just two goals and six points in 17 games this season.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 09:42:00 AM

David Legwand pitched in a goal and an assist in Ottawa's 5-3 win over Colorado on Thursday night, his first two points as a Senator.

Legwand's goal in the second period helped spur a Sens comeback, as they trailed 3-1 early on. His assist in the third period helped seal the deal, as the newcomer got a much needed boost from his scorecard success on Thursday.
Fri, Oct 17, 2014 12:30:00 AM

David Legwand will be back in Nashville on Thursday for the first time since he was dealt to Detroit last March.

"It's weird going back," said Legwand, who will be making his debut in an Ottawa uniform. "Getting traded at 2 p.m. EST, I think I was out of there at 7 p.m., and I haven't been back since. It's interesting. It's kind of a chapter that is over in our lives and we've moved on." The Senators like his versatility and he could have interesting roles to start the year, as the top center on the power play and as a third-line pivot during even strength situations.
Source: Ottawa Sun
Wed, Oct 8, 2014 09:22:00 AM

David Legwand is adjusting to playing in a hockey market and it's still just the off-season.

"It's exciting, it's something new, something different and I'm getting used to it," said Legwand, who spent the first 14 seasons of his NHL career in Nashville. "Being in Ontario, being in a hockey market, being in a hockey place is always exciting. It's something that I haven't really experienced before. It's fun." The spotlight will intensify next week when training camps open. Legwand is expected to chip in some secondary offense after signing with the Senators in the summer.
Mon, Sep 8, 2014 11:56:00 AM

The signing of David Legwand should take away some pressure from Kyle Turris and Mika Zibanejad.

Legwand believes he can serve as the team's second-line center and GM Bryan Murray likes his versatility. "David is a good veteran center, a guy who skates pretty well and gets up and down the ice," Murray said in an audio statement. "He's an experienced guy who can fit in either at the top or bottom of the lineup. He has been a captain and a leader, so we know we're getting a good person." Legwand generated 14 goals and 51 points in 83 games between Nashville and Detroit last campaign.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 01:25:00 PM

There is a chance that newly-signed center David Legwand could play alongside winger Bobby Ryan this upcoming season.

Clarke MacArthur, the Sens' other natural left winger has developed chemistry with top pivot Kyle Turris, so it seems logical that the club's other top port-sider would line up with Legwand, who is slated to be Ottawa's second-line center. Although neither is a star, the Legwand-Ryan duo could be surprisingly effective.
Sat, Jul 5, 2014 10:05:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1Ryan O'Reilly
2Jack Eichel
3Zemgus Girgensons
4David Legwand
5Cal O'Reilly
LW1Evander Kane
2Matt Moulson
3Marcus Foligno
4Cody McCormick
5Nicolas Deslauriers
6Jerry D'Amigo
RW1Tyler Ennis
2Brian Gionta
3Jamie McGinn
4Jason Akeson
D1Zach Bogosian
2Rasmus Ristolainen
3Mike Weber
4Josh Gorges
5Andrej Meszaros
6Carlo Colaiacovo
7Matt Donovan
8Mark Pysyk
G1Robin Lehner
2Chad Johnson