Blue Jackets Sign Goaltender David LeNeveu to One-Year, Two-Way NHL-American Hockey League Contract

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Blue Jackets Sign Goaltender David LeNeveu to One-Year, Two-Way NHL-American Hockey League Contract

COLUMBUS, OHIO – The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed goaltender David LeNeveu to a one-year, two-way NHL-American Hockey League contract, General Manager Scott Howson announced July 7. As is club policy, terms were not disclosed.

LeNeveu appeared in 67 games for Salzburg of the Austrian League in 2009-10, posting a 2.58 goals-against average, .906 save percentage and two shutouts. He was 6-2 with a 2.17 GAA in nine playoff games to lead Salzburg to the Austrian Championship.

A native of Fernie, British Columbia, LeNeveu was Phoenix's third pick, 46th overall, in the 2002 Entry Draft. He went 5-9-2 with a 3.38 GAA and .888 SV% in 21 games with the Coyotes from 2005-07. He also owns an 87-116-21 record with a 2.82 GAA, .909 SV% and seven shutouts in 231 career AHL games with Springfield, Utah, San Antonio, Hartford and Iowa.

LeNeveu (pronounced LEH-neh-voo) played two seasons at Cornell University from 2001-03 and went 39-5-2 with a 1.29 GAA and seven shutouts in 46 games. In 2002-03, he was 28-3-1 with a 1.20 GAA and nine shutouts in 32 games as Cornell reached the Frozen Four. He was a finalist for the Hobey Baker Award, was named the ECAC Co-Player of the Year, ECAC Goaltender of the Year, NCAA East First All-American Team, ECAC First All-Star Team and was the ECAC Tournament MVP that season. He owns the NCAA Division I record for career GAA (1.29) and helped Canada to a silver medal at the 2003 World Junior Championships.

The Blue Jackets are commemorating their 10th NHL season in 2010-11. Season tickets as well as six-, 10- and 20-game packages are on sale now. For information, call (800) NHL-COLS or visit BlueJackets.com. Information regarding sales of single game tickets for all home pre-season and regular season games will be announced later this summer.

David LeNeveu's Career Statistics

Year Team League GP W-L-OT MIN GA SO GAA
2001-02 Cornell ECAC 14 11-2-1 842 21 2 1.50
2002-03 Cornell ECAC 32 28-3-1 1946 39 9 1.20
2003-04 Springfield AHL 38 16-19-3 2217 102 1 2.76
2004-05 Utah AHL 48 11-32-3 2702 132 0 2.93
2005-06 Phoenix NHL 15 3-8-2 814 44 0 3.24
San Antonio AHL 28 10-16-1 1646 80 2 2.92
2006-07 Phoenix NHL 6 2-1-0 233 15 0 3.86
San Antonio AHL 37 13-20-2 2101 104 2 2.97
2007-08 San Antonio AHL 21 9-7-3 1172 52 1 2.66
Hartford AHL 13 8-3-2 786 24 1 1.83
2008-09 Iowa AHL 46 20-19-6 2627 129 0 2.95
2009-10 Salzburg Austria 67 n/a 2467 106 2 2.58
NHL Totals 21 5-9-2 1,047 59 0 3.38
AHL Totals 231 87-116-21 13,251 623 7 2.82

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