Brian Leetch

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Brian Leetch
Hockey Hall of Fame, 2009
Brian Leetch New York Rangers 1997 Vancouver.jpg
Born (1968-03-03) March 3, 1968 (age 51)
Corpus Christi, TX, USA
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defense
Played for New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
Boston Bruins
National team  United States
NHL Draft 9th overall, 1986
New York Rangers
Playing career 1987–2006

Brian Joseph Leetch (born January 18, 1961) is an American retired professional ice hockey defenseman. He played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Boston Bruins.

He was the winner of the James Norris Memorial Trophy in 1992 and 1997.[1] He won the Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994.[2] He also won the Conn Smythe Trophy, becoming the first American-born player to win the trophy.[3] He won the silver medal with U.S. ice hockey team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.

He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame with his Rangers teammate Mike Richter in 2008.[4] He was also inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame during his first year of eligibility in 2009.[5]

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  1. "James Norris Memorial Trophy". NHL. Retrieved 2015-10-5. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. "HOCKEY; 2 Overtimes Later, It's a Final and It's the Rangers". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-10-5. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Conn Smythe Trophy". NHL. Retrieved 2015-10-5. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  4. "Four big names in U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame's 2008 class". ESPN. Retrieved 2015-10-5. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. "A Short-Lived Partnership Helped Leetch Seal a Legacy". The New York Times. Retrieved 2015-10-5. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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