David LeNeveu (born May 23, 1983) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. He has previously played in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Phoenix Coyotes and the Columbus Blue Jackets. LeNeveu was rostered for the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals by the New York Rangers, but never entered play.
May 23, 1983|
Fernie, British Columbia, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Columbus Blue Jackets
EHC Black Wings Linz
HC Slovan Bratislava
46th overall, 2002|
As a sophomore, LeNeveu led the Cornell Big Red to the 2003 Frozen Four. He set a Cornell record for shutouts that year with nine, topping legendary goalie Ken Dryden's record of six set in 1968. He was selected to the "Hobey Hat Trick", the three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award. Following that season he elected to leave school for professional hockey.
LeNeveu was selected by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round (46th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut on October 6, 2005, against the Los Angeles Kings, making 25 saves in a 3–2 defeat.
At the trading deadline of the 2007–08 season, the Coyotes traded LeNeveu, along with forwards Fredrik Sjostrom and Josh Gratton, to the New York Rangers in exchange for Marcel Hossa and goaltender Al Montoya. He was then signed to a one-year contract by the Ducks during the 2008 NHL free agency period
LeNeveu failed to play a game with the Ducks and served the year with affiliate, the Iowa Chops, for the 2008–09 season before leaving for Europe to signed initially on a try-out with EC Red Bull Salzburg on August 10, 2009. After completing a one-month trial period, David's tenure to the end of the season was confirmed by Red bull Salzburg on September 8, 2009.
LeNeveu returned to North America by signing with the South Carolina Stingrays of the ECHL. On December 27, 2013, LeNeveu was loaned to the Providence Bruins of the American Hockey League, he returned to the Stingrays on January 4, 2014. LeNeveu was loaned to Providence again on January 9, 2014.
On January 21, 2014, the New York Rangers announced that LeNeveu had been signed to a two-way contract to serve as a backup goaltender when Henrik Lundqvist was ill and unable to play, forcing Cam Talbot to become the Rangers' starter. LeNeveu dressed for all Rangers games in the 2014 Stanley Cup finals because of an injury sustained by back-up goalie Cam Talbot prior to Game 1 of the 2014 Stanley Cup Finals.
On December 11, 2014, he was announced as the new acquisition of HC Slovan Bratislava. His stay with Slovan was very short one, he left the team on January 7, 2015, with only single appearance vs. SKA St. Petersburg with total ice time 8:38 and 5 saves out of 7 shots.
Regular season and playoffsEdit
|2005–06||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||28||10||16||2||1646||80||2||2.92||.921||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2006–07||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||37||13||20||2||2102||104||2||2.97||.907||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||21||9||7||3||1172||52||1||2.66||.911||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2007–08||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||13||8||3||2||786||24||1||1.83||.924||4||1||3||266||11||0||2.48||.910|
|2009–10||EC Red Bull Salzburg||EBEL||43||—||—||—||2467||106||2||2.58||—||9||6||2||—||—||—||2.17||.912|
|2010–11||Columbus Blue Jackets||NHL||1||0||0||0||20||2||0||6.00||.833||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2011–12||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||34||18||12||3||1927||72||2||2.24||.918||1||0||0||20||0||0||0.00||1.000|
|2012–13||EHC Black Wings Linz||EBEL||27||—||—||—||—||—||—||2.60||.917||13||—||—||—||—||—||2.56||.930|
|2013–14||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||8||4||4||0||476||13||3||1.64||.940||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2013–14||Hartford Wolf Pack||AHL||22||12||8||0||1171||48||3||2.46||.915||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||South Carolina Stingrays||ECHL||3||0||2||1||184||13||0||4.24||.822||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2014–15||HC Slovan Bratislava||KHL||1||0||1||0||8||2||0||13.87||.714||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|Men's ice hockey|
|World Junior Hockey Championships|
Awards and honorsEdit
David now lives in Nanaimo, BC with his family and is a Chartered Investment Manager and Co-Founder of Rockmoor Wealth Management.
- "Ducks Sign LeNeveu to One-Year Deal". Anaheim Ducks. July 7, 2008. Retrieved December 28, 2013.
- "Neuer Torhüter absolviert Try-Out bei den Red Bulls" (in German). EC Red Bull Salzburg. August 10, 2009. Retrieved August 10, 2009.[permanent dead link]
- "Red Bull extend contract to LeNeveu" (in German). Austrian Hockey League. September 8, 2009. Archived from the original on July 27, 2011. Retrieved September 8, 2009.
- "Blue Jackets Sign Goaltender David LeNeveu". Columbus Blue Jackets. July 7, 2010. Retrieved July 7, 2010.
- "Barons sign goaltender LeNeveu". The AHL.com. August 12, 2011. Retrieved August 17, 2011.
- "David LeNeveu new no.1 in Linz" (in German). EHC Black Wings Linz. November 9, 2012. Retrieved November 9, 2012.
- "Stingrays Net NHL and AHL Experience in Goaltender David LeNeveu". South Carolina Stingrays. November 27, 2013. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
- "Goaltender David LeNeveu Loaned to Providence". South Carolina Stingrays. December 27, 2013. Archived from the original on December 31, 2013. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
- "Stingrays Receive Defenseman Steve Spinell, Goaltender David LeNeveu from Providence". South Carolina Stingrays. January 4, 2014. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
- "Goaltender David LeNeveu Heads to Providence". South Carolina Stingrays. January 9, 2014. Archived from the original on February 2, 2014. Retrieved 2014-01-21.
- "WOLF PACK SIGN GOALTENDER DAVID LENEVEU". Hartford Wolf Pack. January 14, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
- "NY Rangers agree to terms on two-way deal with goalie David LeNeveu to serve as emergency backup with Henrik Lundqvist ill". New York Daily News. January 21, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
- "Rangers Agree to Terms With Goaltender David LeNeveu". New York Rangers. January 21, 2014. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
- Ashmore, Mike (June 3, 2014). "David LeNeveu's one-year journey from the ECHL to the Stanley Cup Finals". The Trentonian. Retrieved June 8, 2014.
- "KHL stats".
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or The Internet Hockey Database
|Awards and achievements|
| ECAC Hockey Player of the Year
| Ken Dryden Award
| ECAC Hockey Most Outstanding Player in Tournament