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USA Brian Leetch

#22 Boston Bruins / NHL - 05/06
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2. Curtis Valk 15 5 13 18
3. Sergei Shirokov 13 9 8 17
4. Marat Khairullin 15 9 8 17
5. Eric O'Dell 15 9 8 17
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
D
Age
54
Height
6'1" / 185 cm
Weight
187 lbs / 85 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
-
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Cup Gold Medal 1
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1
1-time NCAA (East) First All-American Team 1
1-time NCAA (Hockey East) Champion 1
1-time NHL All-Rookie Team 1
2-time NHL Best Defenseman (Norris Trophy) 2
1-time NHL Contribution to U.S. Hockey (Lester Patrick Trophy) 1
2-time NHL First All-Star Team 2
1-time NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy) 1
3-time NHL Second All-Star Team 3
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1
1-time NHL Stanley Cup MVP (Conn Smythe Trophy) 1
1-time Olympic All-Star Team 1
1-time U20 WJC All-Star Team 1

Leetch holds the NHL record for goals by a rookie defenseman, scoring 23 in 1989 and winning the Calder Trophy. Brian won a Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994 and became the first American to win a Conn Smythe. The 9x All-Star also won a Lester Patrick and 2 Norris Trophies as well as World Cup gold. Leetch retired in 2007 with 247 goals and 1,028 points, the 2nd most in history by an American defenseman.

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Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1984-85 Avon Old Farms School USHS-Prep 26 30 46 76 15 - |
USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 0 0 2 - |
1985-86 Avon Old Farms School “C” USHS-Prep 28 40 44 84 18 - |
USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 4 5 2 - |
1986-87 Boston College NCAA 37 9 38 47 10 - |
USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 2 3 6 - |
USA WC 10 4 5 9 4 - |
1987-88 New York Rangers NHL 17 2 12 14 0 5 |
USA OG 6 1 5 6 4 - |
1988-89 New York Rangers NHL 68 23 48 71 50 8 | Playoffs 4 2 3 5 2 -4
USA WC 10 3 4 7 4 - |
1989-90 New York Rangers NHL 72 11 45 56 26 -18 |
1990-91 New York Rangers NHL 80 16 72 88 42 2 | Playoffs 6 1 3 4 0 -2
1991-92 New York Rangers NHL 80 22 80 102 26 25 | Playoffs 13 4 11 15 4 -5
USA CC 7 1 3 4 2 0 |
1992-93 New York Rangers “A” NHL 36 6 30 36 26 2 |
1993-94 New York Rangers “A” NHL 84 23 56 79 67 28 | Playoffs 23 11 23 34 6 19
1994-95 New York Rangers “A” NHL 48 9 32 41 18 0 | Playoffs 10 6 8 14 8 -1
1995-96 New York Rangers “A” NHL 82 15 70 85 30 12 | Playoffs 11 1 6 7 4 -11
1996-97 New York Rangers “A” NHL 82 20 58 78 40 31 | Playoffs 15 2 8 10 6 5
USA “C” WCup 7 0 7 7 4 10 |
1997-98 New York Rangers “C” NHL 76 17 33 50 32 -36 |
USA “A” OG 4 1 1 2 0 -4 |
1998-99 New York Rangers “C” NHL 82 13 42 55 42 -7 |
1999-00 New York Rangers “C” NHL 50 7 19 26 20 -16 |
2000-01 New York Rangers “A” NHL 82 21 58 79 34 -18 |
2001-02 New York Rangers “A” NHL 82 10 45 55 28 14 |
USA “A” OG 6 0 5 5 0 2 |
2002-03 New York Rangers “A” NHL 51 12 18 30 20 -3 |
2003-04 New York Rangers “A” NHL 57 13 23 36 24 -5 |
Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 2 13 15 10 11 | Playoffs 13 0 8 8 6 1
2004-05 USA “A” WCup 5 0 1 1 6 - |
Did not play |
2005-06 Boston Bruins “A” NHL 61 5 27 32 36 -10 |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2017-18 New York Rangers NHL Senior Advisor Hockey Operations
2018-19 New York Rangers NHL Senior Advisor Hockey Operations
2019-20 New York Rangers NHL Senior Advisor Hockey Operations
2020-21 New York Rangers NHL Senior Advisor
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
CC 1 7 1 3 4 0.57 2 0 | 0
NCAA 1 37 9 38 47 1.27 10 - | 0
NHL 18 1 205 247 781 1 028 0.85 571 25 | 8 95 27 70 97 1.02 36 2
OG 3 16 2 11 13 0.81 4 -2 | 0
USHS-Prep 2 54 70 90 160 2.96 33 - | 0
WC 2 20 7 9 16 0.80 8 - | 0
WCup 2 12 0 8 8 0.67 10 10 | 0
WJC-20 3 21 2 6 8 0.38 10 - | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Mike Richter (G) 1984-2003 19 New York Rangers, USA, USA, USA, USA, USA U20
Mark Messier (F) 1991-2004 10 New York Rangers
Adam Graves (F) 1991-2001 10 New York Rangers
Alexei Kovalev (F) 1992-2004 9 New York Rangers

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Player Biography and Trivia

Number 2 retired by New York Rangers

Cult/Star player for Avon Old Farms School

Cult/Star player for Boston College

Cult/Star player for New York Rangers

Cult/Star player for USA

Full name: Brian Joseph Leetch

Career transactions
- 2007-05-24 • Announced his retirement
- 2005-08-03 • Signed by the Boston Bruins
- 2004-03-03 • Traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Maxim Kondratiev, Jarkko Immonen, a 2004 1st round pick (later traded to Calgary: Kris Chucko) & a 2005 2nd round pick (Mike Sauer)
- 2003-07-30 • Signed to a two-year contract by the New York Rangers
- 2003-06-30 • Traded to the Edmonton Oilers for Jussi Markkanen & a 2004 4th round pick (Dane Byers)
- 1999-07-01 • Re-signed to a four-year contract by the New York Rangers
- 1995-07-01 • Re-signed to a four-year contract by the New York Rangers

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