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David LeNeveu
Born (1983-05-23)May 23, 1983,
Fernie, BC, CAN
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
AHL team
F. teams
Oklahoma City Barons
Phoenix Coyotes
EC Red Bull Salzburg
Columbus Blue Jackets
NHL Draft 46th overall, 2002
Phoenix Coyotes
Playing career 2003–present

David LeNeveu (born May 23, 1983) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender. He currently plays for the Oklahoma City Barons of the American Hockey League (AHL).

Playing career

As a sophomore, LeNeveu led the Cornell Big Red to the 2003 Frozen Four. He set a Cornell record for shutouts that year, nine, topping legendary goalie Ken Dryden's record of six set in 1968. He was selected to the "Hobey Hat Trick", the three finalists for the Hobey Baker Award. Following that season he elected to leave school for professional hockey.

LeNeveu was selected by the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2nd round (46th overall) of the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. He made his NHL debut on October 6, 2005 against the Los Angeles Kings, making 25 saves in a 3-2 defeat.

At the trading deadline of the 2007-2008 NHL Season, the Coyotes traded LeNeveu, along with forwards Fredrik Sjostrom and Josh Gratton, to the New York Rangers in exchange for Marcel Hossa and goaltender Al Montoya. He was then signed to a one year contract by the Ducks during the 2008 NHL free agency period[1]

LeNeveu failed to play a game with the Ducks and served the year with affiliate, the Iowa Chops, for the 2008-09 season before leaving for Europe to signed initially on a try-out with EC Red Bull Salzburg on August 10, 2009.[2] After completing a one-month trial period, David's tenure to the end of the season was confirmed by Red bull Salzburg on September 8, 2009.[3]

After helping Salzburg capture the Austrian Championship, on July 7, 2010, LeNeveu signed a one-year, two-way deal to return to North America with the Columbus Blue Jackets.[4]

On August 12, 2011, LeNeveu signed a contract with the Oklahoma City Barons.[5]


  1. Ducks Sign David Leneveu to One-Year Contract. (2008-07-30). Retrieved on 2009-09-08.
  2. Neuer Torhüter absolviert Try-Out bei den Red Bulls (German). EC Red Bull Salzburg (2009-08-10). Retrieved on 2009-08-10.
  3. Red Bull extend contract to LeNeveu (German). Austrian Hockey League (2009-09-08). Retrieved on 2009-09-08.
  4. Blue Jackets Sign Goaltender David LeNeveu. Columbus Blue Jackets (2010-07-07). Retrieved on 2010-07-07.
  5. Barons sign goaltender LeNeveu. The (2011-08-12). Retrieved on 2011-08-17.

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