David Legwand has lived up to his nickname, "the Original Nashville Predator."

As the team's first-ever pick in the Entry Draft, his personal progress has mirrored the team's to a large extent. Chosen immediately after Vincent Lecavalier, he'll always be dogged by offensive comparisons to the Tampa Bay star, but has nonetheless emerged as the most important forward on a highly competitive team over the last several years.

His style of play also matches up nicely with the perception of the Preds as a whole. A strong skater with a solid reputation for defensive play, 'Leggy' chips in at a decent clip offensively, but will never be confused with a Brad Richards or Henrik Sedin.

Even if his methods sometimes veer into the bizarre, he manages to get the job done and since he no longer commands one of most expensive contracts on the team, even some of his longtime detractors are beginning to appreciate the value he brings to the lineup.