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Manny Legace #34
Manny Legacé was drafted 188th overall in the 1993 Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers. After five years in the Hartford/Carolina system, Manny was traded on July 31, 1998 to the Los Angeles Kings for a conditional draft pick. That season, Manny made his NHL debut and turned aside 49 shots in a tie. By season's end, Manny had posted a 2.60 goals-against average in 17 games. On July 16, 1999, Manny signed as a free agent with the Detroit Red Wings. That year, he played four games (and earned four wins) for the Red Wings. In 2000-01, Manny share goaltending duties with Chris Osgood as the team won the Central Division title. Manny posted a 24-5-5 record with a 2.05 GAA and two shutouts. On October 12, Manny earned his first career shutout in a 4-0 win over the Blackhawks. On November 24, 2000, Manny stopped 34 shots and was the second star of the game in Scotty Bowman's 2000th game behind the bench (a 3-2 victory against the Canucks).
Manny spent the 1989-90 season with Vaughn on the OJHL. In 1990-91, Manny joined the Niagara Falls Thunder and posted 13 wins as a major junior rookie. In 1991-92, Manny had his first of two 20-win seasons (21-16-3). In 14 playoff games that year, he posted a 8-5 record. In 1992-93, Manny went 22-19-3 and was a OHL First Team All-Star. After spending a year with the national team, Manny turned pro in 1994-95 with the AHL's Springfield club. In 39 games, he posted two shutouts and won 12 games. In 1995-96, Manny was an AHL First Team All-Star and shared the Hap Holmes Trophy with Scott Langkow for fewest goals against. He also won the Baz Bastien Trophy for top goaltending honours and paced the league with five shutouts and a 2.27 GAA. In 1996-97, Manny played for both Springfield and Richmond of the ECHL. In the AHL playoffs with Springfield, Manny went 9-3. and paced the circuit with two shutouts. In 1997-98, Manny played six games with Springfield and 41 with the IHL's Las Vegas Thunder. In 1998-99, Manny joined the Long Beach IceDogs and posted an amazing 22-8-1 record. In 1999-2000, Manny posted 20 wins for the IHL's Manitoba Moose.
Manny won a gold medal and the Best Goalkeeper directorate award at the 1993 World Junior Championships. In 1993-94, Manny played for the national team and posted a 8-6 record. At the Winter Olympics in Lillehammer, Manny won a silver medal as the backup goaltender.
Manny played with the Toronto Planets of the Roller Hockey International League in 1993, sporting a 13-10-3 record with the team.