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David Legwand

David Legwand  #17

NUMBER: 17 BIRTHDATE: August 17, 1980  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 6' 2" BIRTHPLACE: Detroit, MI, United States
WEIGHT: 207 DRAFTED: NSH / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (2nd overall)
2015-16: Made his Sabres debut vs. OTT (10/8) Notched his first point as a Sabre with an assist at PIT (10/29) Recorded his second assist of the season at NYI (11/1) Logged an assist in back-to-back games at TBL (11/10) and at FLA (11/12) Scored his first goal as a Sabre against STL (11/23) Netted his second goal of the season vs. CAR (11/27) 2014-15: Tied for the team lead with six power-play goals and two shorthanded points (0+2) Appeared in his 1,000th NHL game at TBL (11/29), becoming the 33rd American player to reach that milestone Had points in five straight games (1+4) from 1/8-1/17 Recorded his 600th NHL point (assist) vs. CGY (3/8) 2015 Playoffs: Appeared in three playoff games for the Senators
OHL All-Rookie Team (1998) OHL First All-Star Team (1998) OHL Rookie of the Year (1998) OHL Player of the Year (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. Traded to Buffalo by Ottawa with Robin Lehner for NY Islanders' 1st round choice (previously acquired, Ottawa selected Colin White) in 2015 Entry Draft, June 26, 2015.
Quote of the Day

It's cool when you think about how many great American players have played the game and the two players that were at that 18-game point streak and what they've done in their careers. It's pretty cool right now, but it was kind of overshadowed by the loss.

— Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after breaking the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with a goal and an assist in a 3-2 overtime loss against the Kings
World Cup of Hockey 2016