Legace Named NHL
Defensive Player Of The Week

NEW YORK/TORONTO – The National Hockey League announced that former Richmond goaltender Manny Legace was named the NHL Defensive Player of the Week after he led the Detroit Red Wings to three victories with a goals against of 1.67 and a save percentage of .935.

It is the second time that Legace has won the award (Nov. 1) and the sixth time that a former ECHL goaltender has received the honor – David Aebischer, Chesapeake/Wheeling and Colorado (Jan. 9), Tomas Vokoun, Wheeling and Nashville (Dec. 5), Mike Morrison, Greenville and Edmonton (Nov. 28), Curtis Sanford, Peoria and St. Louis (Nov. 21) and Manny Legace, Richmond and Detroit (Nov. 1 and Feb. 13).

After stopping all 20 shots in a 6-0 win against Nashville on Feb. 8, Legace made 32 saves in a 3-2 win at Nashville on Feb. 9 and stopped 20 of 23 shots in a 6-3 win over Colorado on Feb. 12.

Legace has appeared in 36 of Detroit’s 57 games and is 25-6-2 with five shutouts and has a league-leading goals-against average of 1.99 and a save percentage of .920.