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David Legwand

Born:August 17, 1980Draft:1998 Predators #2 Overall
Hometown:Detroit, MIPosition:C
Known For:Inaugural draft pick of the PredatorsShoots:Left
National Team:United States

David A. Legwand (born August 17, 1980) is an American former professional ice hockey forward who played 16 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He was the first player ever drafted by the Nashville Predators, with whom he spent 12 full seasons and set several franchise records. He finished the final three seasons of his career split between the Predators, Detroit Red Wings, Ottawa Senators and Buffalo Sabres.

David Legwand, Buffalo Sabres (Amy Irvin / The Hockey Writers)

David Legwand Statistics

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  • Holds Predators’ franchise records for games played (956), goals scored (210), assists (356), and points (566)
  • NLB Champion (Basel) (2005)
  • NHL YoungStars Roster (2002)
  • CHL All-Rookie Team (1998)
  • CHL Rookie of the Year (1998)
  • CHL Second All-Star Team (1998)
  • CHL Top Prospects Game (1998)
  • OHL First All-Star Team (1998)
  • OHL Most Outstanding Player (Red Tilson Trophy) (1998)
  • OHL Rookie of the Year (Emms Family Award) (1998)
  • NAHL All-Rookie First Team (1998)
  • NAHL First All-Star Team (1998)
  • NAHL Rookie of the Year (1998)