Well, Stingrays head coach Spencer Carbery said he was going to sign a “big time” goalie with experience and he certainly delivered bringing in former NHL/AHL goalie David LeNeveu.
I’m not sure what this says about the status of Adam Morrison. He has a “lower body” injury and my understanding was that it wasn’t that severe.
I’m not sure if Carbery is going to move Morrison again this year like he did last season when he acquired Ryan Zapolski, the ECHL’s MVP.
I can tell you that LeNeveu wasn’t brought in to sit on the bench. He will play this weekend.
In his most recent stint in the AHL, LeNeveu went 18-12-3 with Oklahoma City during the 2011-12 season with a 2.24 GAA and a .918 save percentage.
Here’s some specific info on LeNeveu as provided by my close personal friend, Joey Z!
LeNeveu, 30, appeared in 22 NHL games over an eight-year North American professional career with the Phoenix Coyotes and Columbus Blue Jackets earning a 5-9-2 record with a 3.43 goals-against average and .877 save percentage. The Fernie, British Columbia, native made his NHL debut with the Coyotes on October 6, 2005 suffering a 3-2 loss against the Los Angeles Kings and later recorded his first NHL win on October 25 in a 5-4 overtime decision over the St. Louis Blues in Phoenix.
A second-round selection (46th overall) by the Coyotes in 2002, LeNeveu skated in 307 American Hockey League games with the Utah Grizzlies, Springfield Falcons, San Antonio Rampage, Hartford Wolf Pack, Iowa Chops and Oklahoma City Barons picking up a 121-149-26 record with a 2.78 goals-against average and .909 save percentage. Last season, the 6-foot-1, 187-pound goaltender dressed in 30 games with Linz EHC in Austria. Prior to turning pro, LeNeveu attended Cornell University for two seasons going 39-5-2, 2.70 goals-against average and .938 save percentage.