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David Legwand  #17

NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: August 17, 1980  (AGE 34)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Detroit, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 205 DRAFTED: NSH / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)
Notes: Missed games: Has not missed any 2014-15 regular season games due to injury ... A UFA at the conclusion of last season, he is in the midst of the first of a two-year contract he signed with Ottawa on July 4 ... Was the first player in NHL history to score on a penalty shot in overtime when he did so on 12/23/00 vs N.Y. Rangers. 2013-14: Led the NHL in games played, totaling 83 between Nashville and Detroit ... Played in his 900th NHL game on Oct. 15 vs Florida ... Recorded 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 21 games with the Red Wings ... Scored once and added two assists in his first game with Detroit on March 7 vs New Jersey ... Two of his four goals with the Red Wings were game-winning markers. 2014-15 Season high: Face-offs: 7/8 (88%), Dec. 6 at Pittsburgh (3-2 loss) Career game highs: Goals: 3 (2x) last: 10/6/07 vs Dallas (with Nashville); Assists: 3 (4x) last: 1/14/14 vs Calgary (with Nashville); Points: 4 (2x) last: (2-2), 10/8/11 at St. Louis (with Nashville)
OHL All-Rookie Team (1998) OHL First All-Star Team (1998) OHL Rookie of the Year (1998) OHL MVP (1998) Canadian Major Junior Rookie of the Year (1998) Signed as a free agent by Basel (Swiss-2), January 27, 2005. Traded to Detroit by Nashville for Patrick Eaves, Calle Jarnkrok and Detroit's 2nd round choice (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Julius Bergman) in 2014 Entry Draft, March 5, 2014. Signed as a free agent by Ottawa, July 4, 2014.
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Obviously there's a lot of expectations around me but it's something I try not to focus on. I'm just trying to go out there, be myself on the ice every day, try to get better, be myself around the guys in the locker room. I think that's what's made me successful and the person that I am.

— Sabres forward Jack Eichel on transitioning from college hockey to the NHL