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AHL Falcons hire Legace as new goaltender consultant

Aug 2, 2013, 8:30 PM EDT

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Manny Legace has once again landed with the Springfield Falcons in the American Hockey League.

This time, he’s not strapping on the pads and playing. No, those days are behind him.

On Friday, the Falcons announced that Legace has been hired as the team’s new goaltender consultant.

It’s a hockey town Legace is familiar with. He played in Springfield on two separate occasions. It was the site of his first season as a professional back in 1994-95, and his last in 2011-12.

In his final season, Legace posted a 14-18-1 record with the Falcons to finish out his playing career.

In 365 NHL games spread out with four different teams, Legace went 187-99-18-23-24 (he played at a time when games ended in ties) and had a goals-against average of 2.41.

In September of 2011, Legace came to Vancouver Canucks training camp on a tryout in hopes of getting back into the NHL, however he was released.

  1. rushledger - Aug 2, 2013 at 9:14 PM

    Good for him and the falcons! He was great for us last season much better than the record due to the falcons being a losing team in 11-12. Met him after a game he was really cool!

  2. kwells44 - Aug 3, 2013 at 1:11 AM

    He was fantastic as the Wings backup, very exciting to watch and played great. One of those guys that couldn’t hold up as a starter, for whatever reason. Great guy.

  3. snipedanglecelly13 - Aug 3, 2013 at 8:37 AM

    I loved manny legacy when he was a redwing, excellent backup for us.

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