|Hockey Hall of Fame, 2009|
Leetch as the captain for the Rangers
March 3, 1968|
Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
New York Rangers|
Toronto Maple Leafs
|National team||United States|
9th overall, 1986|
New York Rangers
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. He won the Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994. He also won the Conn Smythe Trophy, becoming the first American-born player to win the trophy. 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. He was also inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame during his first year of eligibility in 2009.
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- "Four big names in U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame's 2008 class". ESPN. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
- "A Short-Lived Partnership Helped Leetch Seal a Legacy". The New York Times. Retrieved October 5, 2015.