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Stephen Morgan Leach (born January 16, 1966) is an American ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey player. He is currently the head coach of the Valley Jr. Warriors '99 Elite squad. He is the uncle of Jay Leach.

Steve Leach
Born (1966-01-16) January 16, 1966 (age 53)
Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S.
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 197 lb (89 kg; 14 st 1 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Washington Capitals
Boston Bruins
St. Louis Blues
Carolina Hurricanes
Ottawa Senators
Phoenix Coyotes
Pittsburgh Penguins
National team  United States
NHL Draft 34th overall, 1984
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1986–2000
Steve Leach
Medal record
Representing  United States
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze medal – third place 1986 Hamilton, Ontario

Playing careerEdit

As a youth, Leach played in the 1979 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with the Boston Braves minor ice hockey team from.[1]

He was raised in Lexington, Massachusetts and played his high school hockey at Matignon HS, where he won three, he transferred to Matignon as a sophomore, consecutive Massachusetts HS hockey titles from 1982 to 1984. His older brother Chris played D1 hockey at St. Lawrence. Selected by the Washington Capitals in the 1984 NHL Draft, Leach played for the Capitals for parts of six seasons. It was during his time with the Capitals that he would also be a member of the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team that participated in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.[citation needed]

Prior to the 1991–92 NHL season Leach was traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Randy Burridge. He would also play for the St. Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes, Ottawa Senators, Phoenix Coyotes, and Pittsburgh Penguins before retiring in 2000.[citation needed]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1982–83 Matignon High School HS-MA 23 17 21 38
1983–84 Matignon High School HS-MA 21 27 22 49 49
1984–85 University of New Hampshire HE 41 12 25 37 53
1985–86 University of New Hampshire HE 25 22 6 28 30
1985–86 Washington Capitals NHL 11 1 1 2 2 6 0 1 1 0
1986–87 Binghamton Whalers AHL 54 18 21 39 39 13 3 1 4 6
1986–87 Washington Capitals NHL 15 1 0 1 6
1987–88 United States Intl 49 26 20 46 30
1987–88 Washington Capitals NHL 8 1 1 2 17 9 2 1 3 0
1988–89 Washington Capitals NHL 74 11 19 30 94 6 1 0 1 12
1989–90 Washington Capitals NHL 70 18 14 32 104 14 2 2 4 8
1990–91 Washington Capitals NHL 68 11 19 30 99 9 1 2 3 8
1991–92 Boston Bruins NHL 78 31 29 60 147 15 4 0 4 10
1992–93 Boston Bruins NHL 79 26 25 51 126 4 1 1 2 2
1993–94 Boston Bruins NHL 42 5 10 15 74 5 0 1 1 2
1994–95 Boston Bruins NHL 35 5 6 11 68
1995–96 Boston Bruins NHL 59 9 13 22 86
1995–96 St. Louis Blues NHL 14 2 4 6 22 11 3 2 5 10
1996–97 St. Louis Blues NHL 17 2 1 3 24 6 0 0 0 33
1997–98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 45 4 5 9 42
1998–99 Ottawa Senators NHL 9 0 2 2 6
1998–99 Springfield Falcons AHL 13 5 3 8 10
1998–99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 22 1 1 2 37 7 1 1 2 2
1999–2000 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 56 2 3 5 24
1999–2000 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 4 2 3 5 4
2000–01 Louisville Panthers AHL 2 0 1 1 0
NHL totals 702 130 153 283 978 92 15 11 26 87

InternationalEdit

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1984 United States WJC 7 2 0 2 4
1985 United States WJC 7 2 0 2 12
1986 United States WJC 7 6 5 11 4
1988 United States OG 6 1 2 3 0
Junior totals 21 10 5 15 20

Awards and honorsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-15.
  2. ^ "Hockey East All-Rookie Teams". College Hockey Historical Archives. Retrieved May 19, 2013.

External linksEdit

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Position Created
Captain of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
1999–00
(shared with)
John Slaney
Tyler Wright
Succeeded by
John Slaney
Sven Butenschon