David Legwand was drafted in the first round, 2nd over all in 1998 by the Nashville Predators. When Legwand’s career comes to an end he may very well be the best offensive player the Predators have ever had. Legwand is the Predators all-time leader in every major category.
In 14 season totaling 894 regular season games Legwand has scored 200 goals, assisted on 326, and is a plus 27. For his career Legwand has scored over 40 points eight times.
Did You Know? Legwand will enter the 2013-14 as Nashville’s all-time leader in points (526), goals (200), assists (326), games played (894), game-winning goals (39) and overtime points (9g-8a-17pts). Also atop the franchise’s playoff leaderboard in points (28), goals (13), assists (tie, 15), games played (47), game-winning goals (3) and shorthanded goals (3)… Tied for 20th all-time in overtime goals (9)… Was Nashville’s first-ever draft choice and the club’s first first-round pick to play in the NHL. (predators.nhl.com)
Legwand does has one knock agents him. He does seem to disappear for weeks at a time. Making him a fan favorite, and a fans most madding player at the same time.
This is the last year of a six-year contract for Legwand. He has a cap hit of $4,500,000 and his salary will be $3,500,00.
I think that Nashville needs to lock Legwand up for another 3-4 years. He is the first ever pick of the Predators, and his point totals have not dropped off.