David Legwand

American ice hockey player

David A. Legwand (born August 17, 1980) is an American professional ice hockey center. He currently plays for the Ottawa Senators of the National Hockey League (NHL). He has also played for the Nashville Predators and the Detroit Red Wings.

David Legwand
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Legwand during his time with the Predators in 2009
Born (1980-08-17) August 17, 1980 (age 39)
Detroit, MI, USA
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 204 lb (93 kg; 14 st 8 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Ottawa Senators
Nashville Predators
Detroit Red Wings
National team  United States
NHL Draft 2nd overall, 1998
Nashville Predators
Playing career 1999–present


Before playing in the NHL, Legwand played 2 seasons with the Plymouth Whalers of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL). Legwand won the Red Tilson Award for being the most outstanding player in the league.

He was drafted 2nd overall by the Nashville Predators in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. After playing 15-years with the Predators, he was traded to the Detroit Red Wings in exchange for Patrick Eaves, Calle Järnkrok, and a conditional 2014 draft pick.[1] Legwand played 21 regular season games with Detroit.

On July 4, 2014, he signed a two-year, $6 million contract with the Ottawa Senators.[2]


  1. "Legwand acquired from Nashville". Detroit Red Wings. Retrieved 2015-4-27. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "Sens agree to terms with David Legwand". Ottawa Senators. Retrieved 2015-4-27. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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