Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- David Legwand
A native of Detroit, MI, Legwand was a junior standout with Detroit Compuware in 1996-97 before moving up to the OHL's Plymouth Whalers in 1997-98. The OHL's Rookie-of-the-Year and MVP in 1998, Legwand played two seasons with the Whalers before making his NHL debut with the Nashville Predators during the 1998-99 season, after the team made him the second player chosen at the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.

An offensively gifted player, Legwand finished with 85 goals and 100 assists for 185 points in his two seasons with Plymouth. During his rookie season in 1999-00, the talented pivot recorded 28 points while working on his consistency and defensive play. Legwand upped his totals to 41 points the following year, before an injury plagued 2001-02 season, limited him to 63 games.

One of the young stars of the NHL, Legwand broke out offensively in 2002-03, establishing career highs in goals, 17, assists, 31 and points, 48 before a broken collaborne ended his season.

A two-time member of the U.S World Junior Team in 1998 and 1999, Legwand was also a four-time member of its World Championship team (1999-2001, 2005).


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1996-97 Detroit Compuware MNHL 44 21 41 62 58
1997-98 Plymouth Whalers OHL 59 54 51 105 56 +50 15 8 12 20 24
1997-98 United States WJC-A 7 0 0 0 2
1998-99 Plymouth Whalers OHL 55 31 49 80 65 +32 11 3 8 11 8
1998-99 United States WJC-A 6 1 3 4 31
1998-99 Nashville Predators NHL 1 0 0 0 0 0
1998-99 United States WC-A 6 0 2 2 4
1999-00 Nashville Predators NHL 71 13 15 28 30 -6
1999-00 United States WC-A 6 1 1 2 4 0
2000-01 Nashville Predators NHL 81 13 28 41 38 +1
2000-01 United States WC-A 9 2 4 6 4 +2
2001-02 Nashville Predators NHL 63 11 19 30 54 +1
2002-03 Nashville Predators NHL 64 17 31 48 34 -2
2003-04 Nashville Predators NHL 82 18 29 47 46 +9 6 1 0 1 8
2004-05 EHC Basel Swiss-2 3 6 2 8 2 19 16 23 39 20
2004-05 United States WC-A 7 0 1 1 4 0
2005-06 Nashville Predators NHL 44 7 19 26 34 +3 5 0 1 1 8
2005-06 Milwaukee Admirals AHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
2006-07 Nashville Predators NHL 78 27 36 63 44 +23 5 0 3 3 2
2007-08 Nashville Predators NHL 65 15 29 44 38 -4 3 1 0 1 2
2008-09 Nashville Predators NHL 73 20 22 42 32 -3
2009-10 Nashville Predators NHL 82 11 27 38 24 -5 6 2 5 7 8
2010-11 Nashville Predators NHL 64 17 24 41 24 +13 12 6 3 9 8
2011-12 Nashville Predators NHL 78 19 34 53 26 +3 10 3 3 6 10
2012-13 Nashville Predators NHL 48 12 13 25 20 -6
2013-14 Nashville Predators NHL 62 10 30 40 30 -8
2013-14 Detroit Red Wings NHL 21 4 7 11 31 -9 5 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 977 214 363 577 505 52 13 15 28 46


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.