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Friday, August 3, 2007

Meet Stefan Legein!!

Stefan Legein was drafted 37th overall in the Second Round of the 2007 Draft. He was born November 24, 1988. He has played three seasons with the Mississauga Ice Dogs. Last season he had 43 goals and 32 assists and 115 penalty minutes in 64 games played. Legein is a smaller right winger he is 5'9'' and 170 pounds. The Flyers Director of Hockey operations, Chris Pryor described him as:

“Stefan Legein is a smaller player, but very competitive. He has a real good stick and can play both ends of the ice. He’s always around the puck. He’s a smart, competitive little guy who always seems to be where the action is.”

TSN, also, has a great overview of what all the scouts were saying:
The TSN Insider's Forecast: At 5-foot-9, Mississauga Ice Dog Stefan Legein certainly isn't the biggest presence in this draft, but consider that he is a 43-goal scorer who hits a ton and plays aggressively and loves to agitate and drive opponents crazy. "He's fearless, he's a rat but he backs it up and he's one of those guys who is just going to will himself to be a player," one scout said. Legein could break into the first round because he is skilled and can score and patterns his game after Darcy Tucker.
From NHL Central Scouting: A skilled forward with a good work ethic. Is a two-way player with a high energy style. Has excellent speed and is a feisty fore-checker. Takes the body well and is not afraid to be hit. Has an accurate shot. Plays the role of agitator which increases his number of penalties. Needs to improve the strength of his shot.
From ISS: Legein has been a pleasant surprise this year for his Ice Dogs team, having almost tripled his point totals from last year at this point in the season. He isn't a purely high-skilled player, but plays a feisty hightempo in your face style of game. Legein took advantage of his last-minute addition to the roster for the CHL Top Prospects Game, showing his great work ethic and gritty style of play. His lack of size, strength and pure offensive skill has raised some questions as to how well his style of game will translate at the next level.

Stefan adds grit to our development and hopefully when he moves on to the next level he can still produce.

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