Stingrays Net NHL and AHL Experience in Goaltender David LeNeveu
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC -
The South Carolina Stingrays and Head Coach and Director of Hockey Operations Spencer Carberyannounced today that the team has signed goaltender David LeNeveu. In keeping with club policy, details of the agreement were not disclosed.
LeNeveu, 30, appeared in 22 National Hockey League (NHL) games over an eight-year North American professional career with the Phoenix Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets earning a 5-9-2 record with a 3.43 goals-against average and .877 save percentage. The Fernie, British Columbia, native made his NHL debut with the Coyotes on October 6, 2005 suffering a 3-2 loss against the Los Angeles Kings and later recorded his first NHL win on October 25 in a 5-4 overtime decision over the St. Louis Blues in Phoenix.
A second-round selection (46th overall) by the Coyotes in 2002, LeNeveu skated in 307 American Hockey League games with the Utah Grizzlies, Springfield Falcons, San Antonio Rampage, Hartford Wolf Pack, Iowa Chops and Oklahoma City Barons picking up a 121-149-26 record with a 2.78 goals-against average and .909 save percentage. Last season, the 6-foot-1, 187-pound goaltender dressed in 30 games with Linz EHC in Austria. Prior to turning pro, LeNeveu attended Cornell University for two seasons going 39-5-2, 2.70 goals-against average and .938 save percentage.
The Stingrays kick off a six-game road trip tonight, Wednesday, November 27 against the Toledo Walleye at 7:15 p.m. at the Huntington Center in Toledo, Ohio and return to the Coliseum on Saturday, December 14 to take on the Orlando Solar Bears at 7:05 p.m. on College Night and Teddy Bear Toss benefiting Debi's Kids.
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