David Legwand, Detroit Red Wings
The original Nashville Predator, David Legwand. He still is the franchise leader in games, goals, assists, points and game-winning goals. His longevity for the Predators is one that was very impressive to watch.
Legwand was the original draft pick for the expansion Nashville Predators, and it’s a pick that absolutely was a successful one. He was one of the main leaders of the team for most of his 15 seasons in Nashville.
It made sense when Legwand was traded before the 2013-14 season, but the team he went to was what made it so hard. He went to the rival Detroit Red Wings, and as a huge Legwand fan, this gave me some heartache.
Legwand’s career was winding down as he only played 21 games for the Red Wings and then ended up going to the Ottawa Senators after his brief stint in Detroit.
It was much easier to handle seeing Legwand in a Senators uniform than it was a Red Wings uniform.
In impressive fashion Legwand would play his last season in NHL with the Buffalo Sabres and still appear in 79 games.
For what it’s worth, the Predators received a big haul for Legwand at time, including Calle Jarnkrok.