NHL veteran goaltender Legace signs with Wolves

From Daily Herald News Services
Published10/13/2009 12:02 AM

The Chicago Wolves have signed 10-year NHL veteran goaltender Manny Legace to a professional tryout contract.

The Toronto native has amassed a 177-92-33 record with a 2.38 goals-against average and 23 shutouts in 337 career NHL games with the Los Angeles Kings (1998-99), Detroit Red Wings (1999-2004, 2005-06) and St. Louis Blues (2006-09). He also has appeared in 11 Stanley Cup playoff games, notching a 4-6 record and a 2.54 goals-against average, which includes winning the 2002 Stanley Cup as a member of the Red Wings.


Last season, the 36-year-old goaltender accrued a 13-9-2 record with a 3.18 goals-against average and .885 save percentage in 29 NHL games with the St. Louis Blues. He also posted a 14-7-1 record with a 2.00 goals-against average and .935 save percentage in 23 American Hockey League outings with the Peoria Rivermen.

Legace also recorded a 3-4 record with a 2.52 goals-against average and .899 save percentage in seven Calder Cup playoff matchups with Peoria.

Terms of the deal with the Wolves were not disclosed.

Legace and the Wolves host the Rockford IceHogs at the Allstate Arena at 7 p.m. Wednesday. For more information, or tickets to the game, call 1-800-THE-WOLVES or visit chicagowolves.com.

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