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David Legwand

34-Year-Old Center – Buffalo Sabres

2014-15 NHL Stats

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2014-15 NHL Projections

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2014-15 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

Legwand is a seasoned veteran that will likely play his 1,000th career game this coming season, and he should provide leadership for a roster made up mostly of young talent. The center picked up 14 goals and 37 assists while playing 83 games with the Predators and the Red Wi...

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SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 205   DOB: 8/17/1980   BORN: Detroit, Michigan   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #2 Overall in 1998   Show ContractHide Contract

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David Legwand Contract Information:

Signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Senators in July 2014. Traded to the Sabres in June 2015.

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David Legwand NHL Stats
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Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2005-06 25 44 7 19 26 3 34 109 6.4 5 0 0 0 0
2006-07 26 78 27 36 63 23 44 153 17.6 7 1 3 0 3
2007-08 27 65 15 29 44 -4 38 144 10.4 1 0 4 0 4
2008-09 28 73 20 22 42 -3 32 175 11.4 1 3 19:23 1 5 6 2:41 25 25
2009-10 29 82 11 27 38 -5 24 151 7.3 3 1 18:42 0 5 5 1:39 38 46
2010-11 30 NHL NSH 64 17 24 41 13 24 130 13.1 3 2 18:48 0 4 4 2:09 36 20
2011-12 31 NHL NSH 78 19 34 53 3 26 140 13.6 2 0 18:31 5 14 19 2:36 31 29
2012-13 32 NHL NSH 48 12 13 25 -6 20 78 15.4 2 0 18:26 2 2 4 1:58 20 20
2013-14 33 NHL DET 21 4 7 11 -9 31 39 10.3 2 0 16:16 2 1 3 3:00 19 9
2013-14 33 NHL NSH 62 10 30 40 -8 30 107 9.3 2 0 17:13 4 12 16 2:58 30 29
2014-15 34 NHL OTT 80 9 18 27 1 32 91 9.9 0 0 13:54 6 6 12 2:20 43 25
2014-15 Proj 34 NHL BUF 78 Subscribe now to see our 2014-15 projections for David Legwand

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David Legwand – Playing Time Overview

Time On Ice Stats

13:54

Average Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, David Legwand was on the ice for 13:54.

2:20

Average Power Play Time On Ice in 2014-15

During an average game, David Legwand was on the ice for 2:20 during power plays.

Year Ice Time Power Play Ice Time
2013-14 16:16 3:00
2013-14 17:13 2:58
2014-15 13:54 2:20

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David Legwand 2014-15 NHL Game Log
Date Opponent G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Apr 11 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 13:12 2:21
Apr 10 at CLS Did Not Play
Apr 6 CAR Did Not Play
Apr 4 at NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 11:52 1:36
Apr 3 CHI Did Not Play
Apr 1 TOR Did Not Play
Mar 30 at ARI Did Not Play
Mar 28 at COL 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 2 0 14:45 0:09
Mar 26 ARI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:04 4:37
Mar 23 at DAL 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 13:18 1:02
Mar 21 at NSH 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:09 4:11
Mar 20 NJ Did Not Play
Mar 17 at BOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 2 1 13:01 2:07
Mar 16 WAS Did Not Play
Mar 14 NYR Did Not Play
Mar 11 at TOR Did Not Play
Mar 7 at WAS Did Not Play
Mar 6 at OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 11:51 1:19
Mar 3 at TB 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:16 2:13
Feb 28 at FLA 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 11:28 0:25
Feb 26 VAN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 10:32 0:42
Feb 24 at CLS Did Not Play
Feb 22 NSH Did Not Play
Feb 20 NYR Did Not Play
Feb 19 at PHI Did Not Play
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Feb 17 at NJ Did Not Play
Feb 15 PHI Did Not Play
Feb 10 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 1 13:16 0:02
Feb 8 NYI Did Not Play
Feb 7 DAL 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 0 0 14:11 2:32
Feb 5 STL 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 10:19 2:10
Feb 3 at MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 15:57 0:32
Jan 30 at VAN Did Not Play
Jan 29 at EDM Did Not Play
Jan 27 at CGY Did Not Play
Jan 18 at DET Did Not Play
Jan 17 PHI 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 9:55 1:57
Jan 15 MIN 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:15 1:23
Jan 13 DET 0 1 1 0 2 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 11:07 2:02
Jan 9 at TB Did Not Play
Jan 8 at CAR 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 12:57 1:21
Jan 6 at NJ 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 6:22 0:00
Jan 3 at NYR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:16 2:33
Jan 2 FLA Did Not Play
Dec 31 TB Did Not Play
Dec 29 at OTT 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 13:57 2:09
Dec 27 NYI 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 0 13:27 4:09
Dec 23 at DET Did Not Play
Dec 21 at BOS Did Not Play
Dec 20 COL 0 1 1 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 9:26 1:46
Dec 16 at WPG Did Not Play
Dec 15 OTT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:31 4:02
Dec 13 FLA 1 0 1 -2 2 1 0 0 1 100.0 0 0 12:05 3:03
Dec 11 CGY 0 1 1 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 10:13 1:43
Dec 9 LA Did Not Play
Dec 6 at FLA 1 0 1 -1 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 17:15 4:33
Dec 4 at TB 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:09 3:48
Dec 2 TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 1 12:23 0:00
Nov 29 at MON 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 3 33.3 1 0 17:59 1:56
Nov 28 MON 0 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 16:59 1:52
Nov 26 WPG Did Not Play
Nov 22 at WAS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:38 3:56
Nov 21 NYR Did Not Play
Nov 18 SJ Did Not Play
Nov 15 TOR 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 17:58 5:30
Nov 13 at MIN 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 16:19 3:59
Nov 11 at STL 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:59 1:10
Nov 8 PIT 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 15:13 1:15
Nov 7 EDM Did Not Play
Nov 5 MON Did Not Play
Nov 2 DET Did Not Play
Nov 1 at PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 14:21 1:04
Oct 30 BOS 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 1 0.0 0 2 20:43 5:32
Oct 28 at TOR 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 3 1 16:43 3:40
Oct 25 at SJ 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 0 17:43 2:06
Oct 23 at LA Did Not Play
Oct 22 at ANH Did Not Play
Oct 18 BOS 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 2 50.0 1 0 14:46 1:55
Oct 17 FLA Did Not Play
Oct 14 at CAR Did Not Play
Oct 13 ANH 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 14:50 1:46
Oct 11 at CHI 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 16:54 2:33
Oct 9 CLS 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 0 16:56 5:19

David Legwand: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Legwand is slated to be scratched from the Sens' lineup Wednesday against Montreal.

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Legwand captured an assist and went plus-3 in Thursday's win over the Canadiens.

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Legwand collected a pair of assist in Saturday's 7-2 win over the Coyotes.

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Legwand will rejoin the lineup for Saturday's game against the Coyotes, Don Brennan of the Ottawa Sun reports.

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Legwand will be a healthy scratch for Thursday's game against the Stars, Bruce Garrioch of the Ottawa Sun reports.

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Legwand was credited with an assist and picked up two PIM in Saturday's 3-2 loss to the Hurricanes.

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Legwand tallied a point in his third straight game Tuesday against the Stars, notching a power-play assist during his 11:07 of ice time. He won only four of 15 faceoffs (26.7 percent) in the defeat, however.

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Legwand recorded an assist in Thursday's loss to the Avalanche.

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Legwand improved his point streak to five games by scoring a power-play goal in Saturday's win over the Bruins.

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Legwand potted his fifth goal of the season in Sunday's 4-3 win over the Canucks.

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Legwand scored the Senators' only goal in Saturday's 4-1 loss to the Lightning. It came on the power play.

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Legwand was a central figure in Thursday's comeback victory over the Avalanche, recording a goal and assist in the 5-3 win.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2014-15

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2013-14

Legwand is generally a pretty steady fantasy scoring option, usually chipping in at a 0.65 point-per-game clip. Last year, Legwand skated in all 48 of the Preds' regular season games and registered 25 points (12 goals, 13 assists). Again, nothing flashy and even a little under his usual pace. Legwand comes as advertised and likely won't let you down as long as you manage your expectations accordingly. He will likely open the season as the team's second-line center once again behind Mike Fisher.

2012-13

Legwand, the Preds’ first-ever draft pick and longest-serving player, enjoyed his best campaign in five seasons last year with 19 goals and 34 assists in 78 games. Centering the Preds’ second line, he seemed to finally find some solid chemistry with linemates Colin Wilson and Patric Hornqvist. Looking forward, the role of second-line center is Legwand’s to lose at this point, however he does have youngster Craig Smith nipping at his heels. We think he’s good for at least one more season with output somewhere in the range of 45-55 points.

2011-12

Legwand, despite being the Predators' first-ever draft pick, longest-serving player and franchise scoring leader (448 pts in 768 games), has generally not lived up to expectations over the past 12 seasons. Legwand looked to be turning the corner back in 2006-07 when he scored a career-high 63 points, but has since followed that up with seasons of 44, 42, 38 and 41 points. This steady, if unspectacular, level of production should once again earn him second-line center honours for next season, but at 31 years old, don't expect him to suddenly catch fire. Oddly enough, Legwand tends to elevate his game in the playoffs (20 pts in 18 games over the past two years), but there's little evidence to suggest he can carry this over into the regular season. Another year of 40-ish points is a reasonable expecation.

2010-11

Legwand had a miserable regular season in 2009-10, with just 38 points (11G, 27A) in 82 regular season games. The lone bright spot for Legwand was his productivity in the playoffs, scoring seven points (2G, 5A) in the Preds' first-round loss to Chicago. Sadly, this was not enough for him to avoid the wrath of Nashville GM David Poile, who publicly called Legwand out after the playoffs, saying, "... if David Legwand doesn't score more than 20 goals next season, I'm not going to be very happy." The Predators' first-ever draft pick shows flashes of brilliance from time to time, but overall has yet to live up to expectations. Furthermore, it appears he will now be on a very short leash as far as team management goes. Legwand remains a very risky fantasy play until he can demonstrate more consistency.

2009-10

In the 2006-2007 season, Legwand put up 27 goals, 63 points, and had a plus-23 rating. The past two seasons, he's scored in the low 40s and been a negative in plus/minus. You can expect Legwand to miss a handful of games, as he did last season, and he'll probably score between 40-50 points with 20 goals seeming like a reasonable prediction for his ceiling.

2008-09

To say that Legwand is a frustrating forward for Predators fans would be an understatement. The 1998 first-round pick was supposed to become the Predators' franchise player. Instead, he has only teased fans and coaches alike with glimpses of potential and a history of nagging injuries. In eight seasons of NHL play, Legwand has only four seasons of 70 or more games played. After scoring 27 goals in 2006-07 and raising expectations to the roof, he fell completely apart last season and registered only 15 goals in 65 games, while battling a series of injuries. In summary, the talent is definitely present for Legwand to be a star forward, but unrealized potential and a penchant for nagging injuries have made him a risky fantasy hockey selection in any format.

2007-08

A full season with no injuries kept Legwand in the game last season and he responded well. Legwand posted career highs in goals, assists, points and plus-minus. His 27 goals, 36 assists and 63 points made him the third highest scoring Predator in 2006-07. Now that Legwand has found the back of the net he will be expected to continue finding it this season. He will likely center a line with the young offensive star Alexander Radulov this season. Together the two should form the Predators most dangerous offensive threat in the coming season. Legwand should challenge the 30-goal mark for a second season in Nashville.

2006-07

Legwand battled knee problems all year long last season. He had surgery to repair his torn ACL back in May and has been rehabbing most of the off-season. Legwand was pegged to be the Predators first home-grown superstar when he was drafted second overall back in 1998, but has only managed to post two full NHL seasons in his six-season career. Injuries and slow development have kept Legwand from reaching that 20-goal and 50-point plateau that he should have hit long ago. We don’t expect the increased competition to necessarily benefit Legwand and his injury history looms like a dark cloud over any fantasy expectations.

2005-06

After posting a career high 48 points in just 64 games in 2002-03, big things were expected from Legwand the last time the NHL played. He failed to meet those expectations though, managing just 47 points despite not missing a single game for Nashville. He's still only 25, and after a dominating run through the playoffs in the Swiss Elite League for EHC Basel (16 goals and 39 points in 19 games) Legwand once again seems poised to capitalize on his talent. Given his upside, don't be afraid to draft him in the 20-goal, 50-point range.

2004-05