Ritter’s Rant: Is Legein Doomed in the AHL?

November 30th, 2009 by Mark Ritter Leave a reply »
Written By: Mark “The Hard Hitter” Ritter

Selected by the Columbus Blue Jackets with the No. 32 pick in the 2007 NHL entry draft, Stefan Legein has had a lot of ups and downs in his somehow uneventful professional hockey career.

Sure, there were the headlines when he announced he was quitting hockey in the summer of 2008, and more recently, he made another splash when he was traded from the Blue Jackets to the Philadelphia Flyers in October of 2009.

Well, through 19 games split between the AHL’s Syracuse Crunch (Blue Jacket’s AHL affiliate) and the Adirondack Phantoms (Flyers’ AHL affiliate), Legein has amassed a grand total of six goals and one assist.

In 13 games with the Phantoms Legein has a disturbing plus/minus rating of -10, and by all accounts, looks to be a very average prospect. To sum it all up: when it comes to Legein, don’t believe the hype.

In all likelihood he will never see NHL action.

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