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Buffalo Sabres acquire Lehner and Legwand


Fri, Jun 26th 2015 10:55 am

The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team acquired goaltender Robin Lehner and forward David Legwand from the Ottawa Senators in exchange for the 21st pick in tonight's NHL Draft, previously acquired from the New York Islanders.

Lehner (age 23, 6'5", 225 pounds) joins the Sabres after posting a 9-12-3 record in 25 appearances as a member of the Senators in the 2014-15 season. He has played in parts of five NHL seasons with the Senators after they selected him in the second round (46th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft.

A native of Gothenburg, Sweden, he made his NHL debut in the 2010-11 season and has since appeared in 86 regular-season games with the Senators, registering a 30-36-13 record with two shutouts, a .914 save percentage and a 2.88 goals-against average.

Before joining Ottawa on a full-time basis, Lehner had a successful AHL career. He backstopped the Binghamton Senators to a Calder Cup Championship in 2010-11, earning the league's postseason Most Valuable Player award, and later earned an AHL All-Star selection in 2012-13 on the strength of his league-best .938 save percentage.

A 17-year NHL veteran and second overall pick in the 1998 NHL Draft, Legwand (age 34, 6'2", 205 pounds) joined the Senators in 2014-15 and recorded 27 points (9 goals, 18 assists) in 80 games last season.

In 1,057 career regular-season games, the forward from Detroit has amassed 604 points (223/381) and 537 penalty minutes. He has appeared in the playoffs in nine of his 17 NHL seasons, tallying 28 points (13/15) in 55 postseason games.

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