COLUMBUS, OHIO - The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed right wing Stefan Legein (pronounced STEH-fehn LEE-gehn) to a standard three-year entry level contract, club General Manager Scott Howson announced November 6. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.
Legein, 18, has collected 16 goals and 10 assists for 26 points with 52 penalty minutes and is +7 in 17 games with the Niagara Ice Dogs of the Ontario Hockey League. He ranks third in the OHL in goals and 14th in points while ranking tied for second in shorthanded goals (3), tied for fourth in power play goals (8) and is tied for seventh in penalty minutes.
The Oakville, Ontario native registered 43-32-75 with 115 penalty minutes and was +31 in 64 games with Niagara (formerly Mississauga) last season. He was selected to play in the 2007 CHL Top Prospects Game and represented the Eastern Conference at the OHL All-Star Game, winning the fastest skater competition at the event. In 172 career OHL games, he has registered 53-46-99 and 253 penalty minutes.
The Blue Jackets return to action Wednesday when they visit Central Division rival Chicago. Game time at United Center is set for 8:30 p.m. ET., with the Blue Jackets Live pre-game show starting at 8 p.m. The game also will broadcast live on the Blue Jackets Radio Network and flagship stations WBNS-AM, Sports Radio 1460 The Fan and WWCD-FM, CD101.
Tickets for Blue Jackets' home games are on sale now at the Nationwide Arena Ticket Office, FSN Ohio Blue Line Team Store locations at The Chiller Easton, Chiller Dublin, Chiller North and The Mall at Tuttle Crossing, as well as all Ticketmaster Ticket Centers. Fans can also purchase by phone at (614) 431-3600 or online at www.BlueJackets.com and www.ticketmaster.com. For information on season and group tickets, call (614) 246-PUCK or (800) NHL-COLS.
STEFAN LEGEIN, Right Wing
Hgt.: 5-9, Wgt.: 170, Shoots: Right, Born: Nov. 24, 1988 (Oakville, Ontario)
CAREER STATISTICS REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Year Team League GPTOI G A PTS+/- PIM GPGAPTSPIM
2004-05MississaugaOHL 49 n/a 3 5 8 1 37 5 0 1 1 0
2005-06MississaugaOHL 59 n/a 7 9 16 -5 101 ……… … …
2006-07MississaugaOHL 64 n/a 43 32 75 31115 5 3 2 5 0
2007-08Niagara OHL 17 n/a 16 10 26 7 52 … …… … …
OHL Totals 189n/a 69 5612534 305 10 3 3 6 0