Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- David LeNeveu
David Leneveu was born May 23, 1983 in Fernie, British Columbia. The second round, 46th overall selection of the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft, LeNeveu is a graduate of the BCHL's Nanaimo Clippers.

A highly-touted goaltender, LeNeveu played one season in the BCHL before enrolling at Cornell University in the fall of 2001. As a freshman at Cornell, LeNeveu played in 14 games and posted a record of 11-2-1 with a 1.50 GAA and 2 shutouts while being named to the ECAC's All-Rookie Team. Coming off a strong freshman year, LeNeveu continued his strong play in 2002-03, finishing as a runner up for the 2003 Hobey Baker Award. His 1.20 GAA in 2002-03 was the best ever GAA ever recorded in NCAA history. He led the NCAA in GAA and win percentage (.914) and helped lead Cornell to the semifinal game of the NCAA Frozen Four tournament while capturing numerous individual honours, including; 2003 NCAA East First All-American Team, 2003 ECAC First All-Star Team, tied for 2003 ECAC Player of the Year honours and the Ken Dryden Award as the ECAC's top goaltender (2003)

Following two solid seasons at Cornell, LeNeveu opted to turn professional and joined the AHL's Springfield Falcons in 2003-04. Despite a losing record 16-19-3, LeNeveu took part in the 2004 AHL All-Star Game and in 2004-05 would struggle yet again with 11-32-3 record as a member of the Utah Grizzlies before making his NHL debut with the Coyotes in 2005-06. That season LeNeveu would appear in fifteen games with the Coyotes and post a 3-8-2 record on a struggling squad. Over the next two seasons LeNeveu would spend the majority of his time competing with the Coyotes' AHL affiliate, the San Antonia Rampage. At the NHL trading deadline on February 26, 2008 LeNeveu was dealt to the New York Rangers with Fredrik Sjostrom and Josh Gratton.

Leneveu completed his season with the Rangers' AHL affiliate in Hartford before he signed a one-year contract with the Anaheim Ducks in the summer of 2008.

On the international stage, LeNeveu helped Canada capture a silver medal at the 2003 World Junior Championships.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP W L T SO Avg GP W L T SO Avg
1999-00 Fernie Ghostriders AWHL 22 15 2 0 0 2.49
2000-01 Nanaimo Clippers BCHL 41 6 3.29
2001-02 Cornell Big Red ECAC 14 11 2 1 2 1.50
2002-03 Cornell Big Red ECAC 32 28 3 1 9 1.20
2002-03 Canada WJC-A 2 0 0 2.63
2003-04 Springfield Falcons AHL 38 16 19 3 1 2.76
2004-05 Utah Grizzlies AHL 48 11 32 3 0 2.93
2005-06 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 15 3 8 2 0 3.24
2005-06 San Antonio Rampage AHL 28 10 16 2 2 2.92
2006-07 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 6 2 1 0 0 3.86
2006-07 San Antonio Rampage AHL 37 13 20 2 2 2.97
2007-08 San Antonio Rampage AHL 21 9 7 3 1 2.66
2007-08 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 13 8 3 2 1 1.83 4 1 3 0 0 2.48
2008-09 Iowa Chops AHL 46 20 19 6 0 2.95
2009-10 EC Red Bull Salzburg Austria 43 2 2.58 9 6 2 0 2.17
2010-11 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 1 0 0 0 0 6.00
2010-11 Springfield Falcons AHL 42 16 21 2 0 2.97
2011-12 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 34 18 12 3 2 2.24 1 0 0 0 0.00
2012-13 EHC Linz Austria 27 2.60 13 2.56
2013-14 Providence Bruins AHL 1 0 1 0 0 1.01
2013-14 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 8 4 4 0 3 1.64
2013-14 Hartford Wolf Pack AHL 22 12 8 0 3 2.46
2014-15 HC Slovan Bratislava (SVK) KHL 1 0 1 0 0 13.87
2014-15 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 3 0 2 1 0 4.24
NHL Totals 22 5 9 2 0 3.43


ECAC All-Rookie Team (2002) ECAC First All-Star Team (2003) ECAC Goaltender of the Year (2003) ECAC Player of the Year (2003) (co-winner - Christopher Higgins)
NCAA East First All-American Team (2003)
Traded to NY Rangers by Phoenix with Josh Gratton, Fredrik Sjostrom and Phoenix's 5th round pick (Roman Horak) in 2009 NHL Draft for Marcel Hossa and Al Montoya, February 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, July 7, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Salzburg (Austria), August 7, 2009. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, July 7, 2010. Signed as a free agent by Oklahoma City (AHL), August 12, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Linz (Austria), November 9, 2012. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, January 21, 2014.
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