Falcons legend Legace joins organization as goalie consultant

Aug. 7, 2013
SPRINGFIELD – The Springfield Falcons, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Columbus Blue Jackets, announced Aug. 2 that Manny Legace would serve as a goalie consultant throughout the 2013-14 season.

Legace, who appeared in 115 games over five different seasons with the Falcons, holds the franchise record for career wins (64) and for goals against average in a single season (2.27 in 1995-96).

As a member of the Falcons during the 1995-96 season, Legace won the Baz Bastien Trophy, which recognizes the best goaltender in the AHL. The same year, he was also named an AHL All-Star.

Legace played 18 seasons at the professional level, including 365 games in the National Hockey League. The Toronto, Ontario, native won the Stanley Cup as a member of the Detroit Red Wings in 2001-02 and was named an NHL All-Star during the 2007-08 season with the St. Louis Blues.

Legace joins a coaching staff led by head coach Brad Larsen, who is returning for his second year behind the bench for Springfield. Assistant coaches Jared Bednar and Nolan Pratt will return in 2013-14 as well.

The Falcons also recently announced the details of two pre-season contests against the Hartford Wolf Pack, one of which will be played at the MassMutual Center.

The Falcons will host the Wolf Pack for the first of two pre-season games between the two teams Sept. 27 at 7 p.m. at the MassMutual Center. The team will then play the second game Sept. 29 at 2 p.m. at the International Skating Center of Connecticut, located in Simsbury. For ticket information regarding the Falcons’ home pre-season game, please contact the team office at 739-GOAL (4625).

Fans are invited back to the MassMutual Center in 2013-14 to watch the reigning Northeast Division-champion Falcons compete in their 20th Anniversary Season. Adult season-ticket packages start as low as $13 per game. To reserve seats for the upcoming season, call 739-GOAL (4625) or visit the team office inside the MassMutual Center from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

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