Wolf Pack general manager Jim Schoenfeld announced today that the Wolf Pack has signed goaltender David LeNeveu to an American Hockey League contract.
This will be the second tour of duty with the Wolf Pack for LeNeveu, an 11th-year veteran out of Cornell University. LeNeveu saw 13 games of action with the Pack in 2007-08, going 8-3-2 with a 1.83 goals-against average, a 92.4% save percentage and one shutout.
LeNeveu, 30, has played in one AHL game this season for the Providence Bruins, a 1-0 loss at Syracuse Saturday in which LeNeveu earned Third-Star honors with 20 saves. The 6-1, 187-pound Fernie, B.C. native has also appeared in eight ECHL games with the South Carolina Stingrays, action in which he was 4-4-0 with a 1.64 GAA and a 94.0% save percentage. Three of LeNeveu’s four Stingray wins were by shutout, good for a tie for second among ECHL goaltenders in that category.
LeNeveu spent last season playing in Austria for Linz EHC, with whom he posted a 2.60 GAA and a 91.7% save percentage in 27 outings.
Originally selected in the second round (46th overall) of the 2002 NHL Draft by the Phoenix Coyotes, LeNeveu has played in 22 career NHL games with the Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets, going 5-9-2 with a 3.43 GAA and an 88.7% save percentage. In 308 career AHL contests with the Wolf Pack, Bruins, Springfield Falcons, Utah Grizzlies, San Antonio Rampage, Iowa Chops and Oklahoma City Barons, LeNeveu has a total slate of 121-150-26, with a 2.77 GAA, a 90.9% save percentage and nine shutouts. In addition to last year’s experience with Linz EHC, LeNeveu spent the 2009-10 season with Salzburg EC, winning an Austrian championship.
The Wolf Pack’s next action is this Friday night, January 17, as they travel to Glens Falls, NY to meet the Adirondack Phantoms. Faceoff is 7:00 PM, and all the action can be heard live on Fox Sports Radio 1410, and on-line at www.foxsportsradio1410.com and iHeartRadio. Video streaming is available at www.ahllive.com.
The Wolf Pack’s next home game is Friday, January 24, a 7:00 PM contest against the Springfield Falcons. All Wolf Pack Friday-night home games feature $1 hot dogs and $2 beers through the start of the second period, presented by Marc’s Appliance Warehouse, located at 75 Prospect Ave., Hartford, CT.
Tickets for all Wolf Pack 2013-14 home games are on sale now at the Public Power Ticket Office at the XL Center, on-line at www.hartfordwolfpack.com and by phone at (877) 522-8499. Wolf Pack tickets start as low as $12 for youth 12 years old or younger. To speak with a representative about season or group tickets, call (855) 762-6451.