He was the franchise’s first draft pick the second overall selection in 1998. He has seen the Predators go through all their phases.
He’s played 894 regular-season games with them but he might not reach 1000.
Legwand is in a contract year and there are questions as to what the Predators and the veteran forward should do about their future.
“There’s lots of considerations” general manager David Poile said. “Certainly Leggy has been a big part of our franchise and we would like to continue the relationship. I just want to see how the season starts.”
Throughout his career the 33-year-old Legwand has been a strong two-way center who can chip in offensively. But he has never been the scoring star the Predators envisioned when they drafted him. His best season was 2006-07 when he notched 63 points in 78 games.
Still even at his age Legwand is capable of a long-awaited offensive breakout year. In training camp he has shown that his top offensive skills — skating and deft hands — have not diminished.