COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned goaltender David LeNeveu to the Springfield Falcons, Columbus’ American Hockey League affiliate, club Executive Vice President and General Manager Scott Howson announced October 11.
LeNeveu appeared in 67 games for Salzburg of the Austrian League in 2009-10, posting a 2.58 goals-against average, .906 save percentage and two shutouts. He was 6-2 with a 2.17 GAA in nine playoff games to lead Salzburg to the Austrian Championship.
A native of Fernie, British Columbia, LeNeveu was Phoenix's third pick, 46th overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft. He went 5-9-2 with a 3.38 GAA and .888 SV% in 21 games with the Coyotes from 2005-07. He also owns an 87-116-21 record with a 2.82 GAA, .909 SV% and seven shutouts in 231 career AHL games with Springfield, Utah, San Antonio, Hartford and Iowa.
LeNeveu (pronounced LEH-neh-voo) played two seasons at Cornell University from 2001-03 and went 39-5-2 with a 1.29 GAA and seven shutouts in 46 games. In 2002-03, he was 28-3-1 with a 1.20 GAA and nine shutouts in 32 games as Cornell reached the Frozen Four. He was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, was named the ECAC Co-Player of the Year, ECAC Goaltender of the Year, NCAA East First All-American Team, ECAC First All-Star Team and was the ECAC Tournament MVP that season. He owns the NCAA Division I record for career GAA (1.29) and helped Canada to a silver medal at the 2003 World Junior Championships.
The Blue Jackets home opener is set for Friday when they host the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks. Game time from Nationwide Arena is set 7 p.m. The game will broadcast live on FOX Sports Ohio HD beginning with Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 6 p.m. The game can also be heard on the Wheeling Island Hotel & Casino Blue Jackets Radio Network on 97.1 The Fan and online at BlueJackets.com.
Single-game tickets for all Blue Jackets' regular season games, including the Friday, Oct. 15 home opener vs. the defending Stanley Cup champion Chicago Blackhawks, are on sale now. Ticket prices start at $22 and are available at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, The FOX Sports Ohio Blue Line Team Store at The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, ticket outlets at the Chiller Ice Rinks and all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase tickets by phone at (800) 745-3000 or online at BlueJackets.com and Ticketmaster.com. For information on season tickets, 20-, 10- and six-game packages and group tickets, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com.