Barons sign goaltender LeNeveu

The Oklahoma City Barons signed goaltender David LeNeveu to an AHL contract, general manager Bill Scott announced today.

A veteran of nearly 300 professional games, LeNeveu has played the majority of his career in the AHL, posting a 103-137-23 record with a 2.84 goals-against average and a .908 save percentage in 273 AHL games with Springfield, Utah, San Antonio and Hartford. He has also played in 22 NHL games with Phoenix and Columbus.

An AHL All-Star as a rookie in 2004, LeNeveu had his most successful campaign in 2007-08, when he split time between San Antonio and Hartford. He compiled a 17-10-5 mark, 2.32 GAA and .916 save percentage.

“Dave is an experienced goaltender who knows what it takes to win and he will provide leadership for our young team on and off the ice,” said Scott. “Dave is a quality person and we look forward to having he and his family be a part of the team and community in Oklahoma City.”

LeNeveu, a 6-foot-1, 187-pounder from Fernie, B.C., was originally a second-round draft choice (46th overall) of the Phoenix Coyotes in the 2002 NHL Entry draft. Prior to being drafted by the Coyotes, LeNeveu was a standout at Cornell University.