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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.┬áNo, 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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