Ducks Sign LeNeveu to One-Year Deal
|Goaltender David LeNeveu was signed to a one-year contract by the Ducks on Monday. LeNeveu has appeared in 21 NHL contests (all with Phoenix) and ranked 10th in the American Hockey League in save percentage in 2007-08.|
LeNeveu, 25 (5/23/83), appeared in 34 games in 2007-08 with San Antonio and Hartford of the American Hockey League (AHL), posting a 17-10-5 record with a 2.33 goals-against average (GAA) and .916 save percentage (SV%). Among AHL leaders, he ranked tied for 10th in SV% and 12th in GAA.
The 6-1, 187-pound goaltender has also appeared in 21 career NHL contests (all with the Phoenix Coyotes), posting a 5-9-2 record with a 3.38 GAA and .888 SV%. He recorded his first NHL win on Oct. 25, 2005 in a 5-4 overtime victory vs.
LeNeveu appeared in 46 career Eastern Collegiate Athletic Conference (ECAC) contests over two seasons with the Cornell Big Red. A runner-up for the 2003 Hobey Baker Award, his 1.20 GAA that season set a then-NCAA Division 1 record. He also helped lead Cornell to the semifinal game of the NCAA Frozen Four Tournament in 2002-03 in addition to being named to the NCAA East First All-American Team. Earning accolades such as the 2003 ECAC Player of the Year and the Ken Dryden Award (ECAC’s Top Goaltender), LeNeveu also owns the NCAA Division 1 record for the best career GAA with a 1.29.
A native of
(46th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He was acquired by the NY Rangers with Fredrik Sjostrom, Josh Gratton and a conditional pick inthe 2009 NHL Entry Draft in exchange for Al Montoya and Marcel Hossa on Feb. 26, 2008.