Maxime Legault was signed by the Rochester Americans on Tuesday to help fill out the roster. Â He’s not the puck feeding high scoring center needed but he’ll likely have a spot on the roster. Â Solid player, still better than what we’ve had the past three seasons in this role.
In case anyone is wondering, he’s not a player that’s expected to earn a call up to Buffalo any time during the season which is why he signed an American Hockey League contract. Â NHL teams are limited to having 50 players signed to contracts so this makes sure he’s not taking up one of those precious spots.
Here’s the official press release:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 2, 2011
ROCHESTER AMERICANS SIGN MAXIME LEGAULT TO AHL CONTRACT
(ROCHESTER, NY)â€¦ Buffalo Sabres General Manager Darcy Regier announced today the Rochester Americans have signed forward Maxime Legault to an American Hockey League (AHL) contract.
Legault, 22, recorded 24 points (12+12) and 83 penalty minutes in 67 games for the Portland Pirates of the AHL last season. He also collected two points (1+1) in nine Calder Cup Playoff games. A native of Ste. Agathe, Quebec, Legault was selected by the Sabres in the seventh round (194th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.
The 6-foot-2, 199-pound Legault made his professional debut with Portland on Oct. 10, 2009 and appeared in five games for the Pirates during the 2009-10 campaign. He split the remainder of the 2009-10 season between Shawinigan and Cape Breton of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL), recording 39 points (17+22) in 43 total games. He spent the previous three seasons all with Shawinigan, collecting 73 points (41+32) and 225 PIM in 149 QMJHL games.