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Brian Leetch

Brian Leetch  #2

Defenseman
NUMBER: 2 BIRTHDATE: March 3, 1968
HEIGHT: 6' 0" BIRTHPLACE: Corpus Christi, TX, United States
WEIGHT: 190 DRAFTED: NYR / 1986 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (9th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Calder Memorial Trophy 1988-1989
Conn Smythe Trophy 1993-1994
James Norris Memorial Trophy 1991-1992 / 1996-1997
Lester Patrick Trophy 2006-2007
WJC-A All-Star Team (1987) Hockey East First All-Star Team (1987) Hockey East Rookie of the Year (1987) Hockey East Player of the Year (1987) NCAA East First All-American Team (1987) NHL All-Rookie Team (1989) Calder Memorial Trophy (1989) NHL Second All-Star Team (1991, 1994, 1996) NHL First All-Star Team (1992, 1997) James Norris Memorial Trophy (1992, 1997) Conn Smythe Trophy (1994) Lester Patrick Trophy (2007) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001, 2002) Traded to Edmonton by NY Rangers for Jussi Markkanen and Edmonton's 4th round choice (later traded to Toronto Toronto selected Roman Kukumberg), June 30, 2003. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 30, 2003. Traded to Toronto by NY Rangers with Edmonton's 4th round choice (previously acquired, Toronto selected Roman Kukumberg) in 2004 Entry Draft for Maxim Kondratiev, Jarkko Immonen, Toronto's 1st round choice (later traded to Calgary Calgary selected Kris Chucko) in 2004 Entry Draft and Toronto's 2nd round choice (Michael Sauer) in 2005 Entry Draft, March 3, 2004. Signed as a free agent by Boston, August 3, 2005. Officially announced his retirement, May 24, 2007.
Quote of the Day

There's no discouragement in that room. There's no issues there at all to be honest with you. It's more about, 'Hey, it's opportunities for players.' And if we become that bad of a team because of one player, it's not a real good sign for our hockey club. So this is part of sports. It's part of hockey.

— Bruins coach Claude Julien on the loss of Zdeno Chara to injury
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