Detroit Red Wings have acquired center David Legwand in a trade deadline day deal from the Nashville Predators, the team announced on Wednesday..
Legwand was Nashville’s first-ever draft pick, selected second overall in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, behind Vincent Lecavalier of the Tampa Bay Lightning. In 894 career games with the team, he had 200 goals and 326 assists.
A native of Detroit, Legwand played junior hockey for the Ontario Hockey League’s Plymouth Whalers.
To acquire Legwand, the Red Wings gave up forward Patrick Eaves, a conditional third-round draft pick that would become a second-rounder if Detroit makes the playoffs this season, and prospect Calle Jarnkrok, who was the Grand Rapids Griffins’ third-leading scorer in his first season in North America.