Mike Legg

Mike Legg (born May 25, 1975) is a Canadian former ice hockey player. He is most famous for a goal he scored while playing for the University of Michigan, in a 1996 NCAA Tournament game against the University of Minnesota, in which he picked the puck up onto his stick behind the net and wrapped it around into the top corner of the net.[1] The goal was widely recognized around the hockey world; Legg was awarded "Goal of the Year" by Inside Hockey and the stick he used was donated to the Hockey Hall of Fame.[2] This move is often referred to as a 'Michigan,' and has since been attempted by many other players, including Ryan Getzlaf and Tyler Ennis.[3] The first successful NHL attempt of this move came from Andrei Svechnikov of the Carolina Hurricanes, scoring against Calgary Flames goaltender David Rittich. Svechnikov managed the feat a second time against the Winnipeg Jets, scoring on goaltender Connor Hellebuyck.[4] Legg originally learned it from Bill Armstrong.[5]

Mike Legg
Born (1975-05-25) May 25, 1975
London, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Right wing
Shot Right
Played for HIFK
KalPa
San Antonio Iguanas
Fort Wayne Komets
Lubbock Cotton Kings
Idaho Steelheads
Utah Grizzlies
NHL Draft 273rd overall, 1993
New Jersey Devils
Playing career 19972003

Although drafted by the New Jersey Devils in 1993, Legg did not reach the major leagues in North America. Throughout his career, he played for HIFK and KalPa of the Finnish SM-liiga, as well as the ECHL's San Antonio Iguanas, Fort Wayne Komets, Lubbock Cotton Kings, Idaho Steelheads, and Utah Grizzlies.

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