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David Legwand | Center

Team: Detroit Red Wings
Age / DOB:  (33) / 8/17/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
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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

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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

David Legwand can become an unrestricted free agent this summer and he hasn't had any contract talks with the Nashville Predators yet.

"We aren't anywhere. Nothing has been said to either side. Obviously a stalemate, I guess," he said Wednesday. "Obviously something has to be said to figure out where to start or where not to start, and nothing has been said." The Predators are still in the playoff hunt and Legwand is their leading scorer with 40 points in 59 matches. He also has a no-trade clause, so dealing him at the trade deadline could be difficult.
Feb 27 - 1:29 PM

Josh Cooper of the Nashville Tennessean doesn't think the Predators should trade David Legwand.

Nashville's first draft pick in franchise history has had his name surface in trade rumors and he's eligible for unrestricted free agency in the summer. The team is battling for a wild card spot in the Western Conference and a trip to the playoffs, so dealing away their leading scorer probably wouldn't help their chances.
Feb 6 - 12:01 PM

David Legwand scored the Nashville Predators' lone goal in a 5-1 loss to the Oilers in Edmonton Sunday night.

It was Legwand's ninth goal of the season. Legwand leads the Predators in scoring with 36 points in 54 games.
Jan 26 - 10:40 PM

David Legwand produced a goal and an assist in Thursday's 4-3 shootout win over Philadelphia.

He amassed six shots in the contest after picking up six total shots in his previous six games combined. Legwand earned three assists in Tuesday's victory versus Calgary. He has 33 points in 49 games, which ties him with Shea Weber for the team lead.
Jan 17 - 9:26 AM

David Legwand notched three assists in the Preds’ 4-2 win over Calgary Tuesday night.

Legwand now has seven goals and 24 assists in 48 games this season.
Jan 14 - 11:55 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Pavel Datsyuk
2David Legwand
3Stephen Weiss
4Darren Helm
5Joakim Andersson
6Luke Glendening
7Riley Sheahan
LW1Henrik Zetterberg
2Gustav Nyquist
3Tomas Tatar
4Todd Bertuzzi
5Daniel Cleary
6Drew Miller
7Teemu Pulkkinen
RW1Johan Franzen
2Daniel Alfredsson
3Justin Abdelkader
4Tomas Jurco
5Mikael Samuelsson
D1Niklas Kronwall
2Dan DeKeyser
3Jonathan Ericsson
4Kyle Quincey
5Brendan Smith
6Jakub Kindl
7Brian Lashoff
8Adam Almquist
9Gleason Fournier
10Xavier Ouellet
11Ryan Sproul
G1Jimmy Howard
2Jonas Gustavsson
3Jared Coreau
4Petr Mrazek