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David Legwand | Center

Team: Ottawa Senators
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/17/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
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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. Jul 5 - 1:25 PM

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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.
Jul 5 - 10:05 AM

The Ottawa Senators have signed David Legwand to a two-year, $6 million contract.

Legwand had 14 goals and 51 points in 83 games with Detroit and Nashville last season. He can't hope to fill the void left by Jason Spezza, but he is a solid top-two center and is actually something of a bargain at that price. He will earn $2.5 million next season and $3.5 million in 2015-16.
Jul 4 - 2:07 PM

David Legwand remains a coveted commodity on the NHL unrestricted free agent market despite having not signed a deal in the initial 36-hour frenzy.

Legwand is a bulky and experienced two-way center, and although his offensive numbers are not anything to rave about, the 33 year-old veteran plays responsible defense and still notched 51 points last season. TSN’s Aaron Ward reports 8-10 teams are interested in Legwand’s services, while the Maple Leafs are scrambling to replace Dave Bolland and Jay McClement, who both signed elsewhere.
Source: Aaron Ward
Jul 2 - 8:29 PM

David Legwand is unlikely to be retained by the Detroit Red Wings.

In 21 regular season games with Detroit, he registered four goals and 11 points. Legwand didn't earn a point in five matches during the playoffs. He was acquired from Nashville at the trade deadline and can become an unrestricted free agent in July.
May 6 - 8:32 AM

David Legwand potted the game-winning goal in Tuesday's game versus Buffalo.

He gave Detroit a 3-1 lead in the third period and his 14th marker of the year held up as the winner. Legwand has generated 51 points this season, including four goals and 11 points in 18 games with the Red Wings.
Apr 9 - 10:16 AM

David Legwand had the game-winning goal and added an assist in Deroit's 3-2 victory over Tampa Bay on Sunday.

He had no points and a minus-5 rating in his previous four outings. Legwand has three goals and nine points in 14 games with the Red Wings since he was acquired from Nashville at the trade deadline.
Mar 31 - 12:00 PM

David Legwand practiced on the Red Wings' third line on Friday.

Legwand skated alongside Daniel Alfredsson and Joakim Andersson. Legwand got off to a hot start with Detroit after being acquired from Nashville, but he's minus-six in his last three contests.
Mar 28 - 3:23 PM

David Legwand notched a goal and an assist in Saturday afternoon's 3-2 win over Minnesota.

He has seven points, including five assists, in nine games since being acquired by Detroit at the trade deadline. Legwand and Brendan Smith, who also had an assist, scored their goals on the power play. Riley Sheahan and Jakub Kindl chipped in two assist apiece, while Gustav Nyquist scored the game winner.
Mar 22 - 4:57 PM

David Legwand has been handed a $5,000 fine as punishment for butt-ending Evgeni Malkin during Thursday's game.

Legwand also received a five-minute major and game misconduct for his actions. The incident occurred at 16:14 of the third period in Detroit's 5-4 overtime win against Pittsburgh.
Source: NHL.com
Mar 21 - 3:36 PM

David Legwand has meshed nicely on a line with Gustav Nyquist and Johan Franzen.

Legwand has a goal and three points in two games since being dealt to Detroit. "Legwand's line was outstanding," coach Mike Babcock said. "We needed that against (Devils forward Travis) Zajac's line with (Jaromir) Jagr. Those guys did a great job for us." It helps that Franzen has been explosive since the Olympics with 11 points in five games, but regardless Legwand should continue to serve on the top line with Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg sidelined. That makes him a decent bet to finish the season on a high note.
Mar 9 - 9:27 AM

David Legwand made a huge impact in just his second game as a Red Wing on Friday night, scoring a goal and adding two assist in Detroit’s 7-4 dismantling of the Devils.

The trade deadline acquisition centered the top line with Gustav Nyquist and Johan Franzen on Friday, and they were unstoppable, combining for 11 points. Legwand now has 43 points in 64 games.
Mar 7 - 10:20 PM

David Legwand will center Detroit's top line on Friday night against New Jersey.

He will play between Johan Franzen and Gustav Nyquist in his Red Wings debut after he was picked up from Nashville prior to Wednesday's trade deadline. Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk are dealing with injuries. "We needed a guy, we needed a veteran guy to help these kids," coach Mike Babcock said. "The kids are real good players, but a little leadership helps. He's got 40 points, he can pass the puck, he can play on the power play, he played against good players, so it'll be a good fit for us." Legwand isn't worried about what will happen in the summer when he could become an unrestricted free agent. He just wants to focus on helping his hometown team make the playoffs for the time being.
Mar 6 - 5:28 PM

David Legwand has been traded to the Detroit Red Wings.

The Red Wings are in dire need of centers with Henrik Zetterberg gone for the remainder of the regular season and Stephen Weiss up in the air so they dealt for the native of Detroit. Legwand waived his no-trade contract to come back to his hometown. He had 10 goals and 40 points in 62 games this season and leaves Nashville after spending 15 seasons in Music City. He will see some power play time in Detroit, likely on the second unit. The Predators will receive Patrick Eaves, a prospect and a third round pick in exchange.
Mar 5 - 3:26 PM

Nashville GM David Poile doesn't think David Legwand will be traded before the March 5 deadline.

"There's no question if we trade David for a draft pick or prospect that's not going to come in and play here (immediately), you could argue quite convincingly that that's not going to make us a better hockey club. So I am not aggressively pursuing it," Poile said. "I have touched base with all 30 clubs before we went to (Olympic) break. They all know that David is unrestricted. They all know that under certain circumstances, he could be available. They all know he has a no-trade contract he would have to approve to go to their team." Due to those factors, Poile doesn't see a move happening and trading the team's top-scoring forward in the middle of a playoff race would be ill-advised as well. Legwand can become an unrestricted free agent, but he would like to re-sign with the Predators.
Mar 3 - 6:53 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Kyle Turris
2David Legwand
3Mika Zibanejad
4Zack Smith
5Jean-Gabriel Pageau
LW1Clarke MacArthur
2Milan Michalek
3Colin Greening
4Mike Hoffman
RW1Bobby Ryan
2Alex Chiasson
3Mark Stone
4Chris Neil
5Erik Condra
D1Erik Karlsson
2Marc Methot
3Jared Cowen
4Cody Ceci
5Chris Phillips
6Patrick Wiercioch
7Eric Gryba
G1Craig Anderson
2Robin Lehner