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.
Lawson Crouse is going back to junior. The big 18-year-old winger confirmed it today on Twitter.
Crouse was drafted 11th overall in June by the Florida Panthers. Despite the club’s belief that Crouse could make “an immediate impact” on the roster, he finished the preseason with just two shots and one assist in three games.
Crouse will return to the OHL’s Kingston Frontenacs, with whom he’ll look to improve on his modest point totals from last season.
“I don’t think there’s any pressure on the kid,” coach Gerard Gallant said last week. “If he doesn’t make the team this year he goes back to junior … and will have a lot of success.”
The greatest mullet in sports history is making a comeback.
According to the Miami Herald’s George Richards, Jaromir Jagr says he’s bringing back the party in the back.
“I have to,” Jagr, 43, said.
Jagr’s teammate with the Florida Panthers, goalie Roberto Luongo, appears to have been the lead lobbyist in all this.
Anyway, this is fantastic.