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USA BRIAN LEETCH  
Last team: Boston Bruins - 2006

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BIRTHYEAR 1968-03-03 BIRTHPLACECorpus Christi, TX, USA
AGE 53 NATION USA
POSITION D SHOOTS L
HEIGHT 185 cm / 6'1" WEIGHT 85 kg / 187 lbs
STATUS Retired
NHL DRAFT 1986 round 1 #9 overall by New York Rangers
HIGHLIGHTS
1-time World Cup Gold Medal 1
1-time Olympic Silver Medal 1
1-time U20 WJC Bronze Medal 1
1-time NCAA (Hockey East) Champion 1
2-time NHL Best Defenseman (Norris Trophy) 2
1-time NHL Contribution to U.S. Hockey (Lester Patrick Trophy) 1
1-time NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy) 1
1-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 1
1-time NHL Stanley Cup MVP (Conn Smythe Trophy) 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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CAREER STATISTICS Use/Embed statistics RSS feed
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE GP G A TP PIM +/-      POST GP G A TP PIM +/- 
 1984-85 Avon Old Farms School USHS-Prep 26 30 467615 |            
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 0 002 |            
 1985-86 Avon Old Farms School   USHS-Prep 28 40 448418 |            
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 452 |            
 1986-87 Boston College NCAA 37 9 384710 |            
  USA U20 WJC-20 7 1 236 |            
  USA WC 10 4 594 |            
 1987-88 New York Rangers NHL 17 2 12140 5 |            
  USA OG 6 1 564 |            
 1988-89 New York Rangers NHL 68 23 487150 8 | Playoffs 4 2 352 -4 
  USA WC 10 3 474 |            
 1989-90 New York Rangers NHL 72 11 455626 -18 |            
 1990-91 New York Rangers NHL 80 16 728842 2 | Playoffs 6 1 340 -2 
 1991-92 New York Rangers NHL 80 22 8010226 25 | Playoffs 13 4 11154 -5 
  USA CC 7 1 342 0 |            
 1992-93 New York Rangers  NHL 36 6 303626 2 |            
 1993-94 New York Rangers  NHL 84 23 567967 28 | Playoffs 23 11 23346 19 
 1994-95 New York Rangers  NHL 48 9 324118 0 | Playoffs 10 6 8148 -1 
 1995-96 New York Rangers  NHL 82 15 708530 12 | Playoffs 11 1 674 -11 
 1996-97 New York Rangers  NHL 82 20 587840 31 | Playoffs 15 2 8106
  USA  WCup 7 0 774 10 |            
 1997-98 New York Rangers  NHL 76 17 335032 -36 |            
  USA  OG 4 1 120 -4 |            
 1998-99 New York Rangers  NHL 82 13 425542 -7 |            
 1999-00 New York Rangers  NHL 50 7 192620 -16 |            
 2000-01 New York Rangers  NHL 82 21 587934 -18 |            
 2001-02 New York Rangers  NHL 82 10 455528 14 |            
  USA  OG 6 0 550 2 |            
 2002-03 New York Rangers  NHL 51 12 183020 -3 |            
 2003-04 New York Rangers  NHL 57 13 233624 -5 |            
  Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 15 2 131510 11 | Playoffs 13 0 886
 2004-05 Did not play  |            
  USA  WCup 5 0 116 |            
 2005-06 Boston Bruins  NHL 61 5 273236 -10 |            


TEAM STAFF HISTORY
 SEASON TEAM LEAGUE ROLE ON TEAM NOTES
 2017-2018 New York Rangers NHLSenior Advisor Hockey Operations  
 2018-2019 New York Rangers NHLSenior Advisor Hockey Operations  
 2019-2020 New York Rangers NHLSenior Advisor Hockey Operations  
 2020-2021 New York Rangers NHLSenior Advisor  


CAREER TOTALS
  GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/-    GP G A TP PPG PIM  +/- 
      Postseason
  CC: 7 1 3 4 0.57 |    
  NCAA: 37 9 38 47 1.27 10  |    
  NHL: 1205 247 781 1028 0.85 571  25  | 95 27 70 97 1.02 36 
  OG: 16 2 11 13 0.81 -2  |    
  USHS-Prep: 54 70 90 160 2.96 33  |    
  WC: 20 7 9 16 0.80 |    
  WCup: 12 0 8 8 0.67 10  10  |    
  WJC-20: 21 2 6 8 0.38 10  |    



CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
SEASON AWARDS BY SEASON
1985-1986 U20 WJC Bronze Medal
1986-1987 NCAA (East) First All-American Team
  NCAA (Hockey East) All-Rookie Team
  NCAA (Hockey East) Champion
  NCAA (Hockey East) First All-Star Team
  NCAA (Hockey East) Player of the Year
  NCAA (Hockey East) Rookie of the Year
  NCAA (Hockey East) Tournament MVP
  NCAA (New England) Walter Brown Award
  NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) Finalist
  U20 WJC All-Star Team
1988-1989 NHL All-Rookie Team
  NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy)
1990-1991 NHL Second All-Star Team
1991-1992 Canada Cup Runner-Up
  NHL Best Defenseman (Norris Trophy)
  NHL First All-Star Team
  NHL Most Assists by Defenseman (80)
  NHL Most Points by Defenseman (102)
1993-1994 NHL Playoffs Best Plus/Minus by Defenseman (+19)
  NHL Playoffs Most Assists (23)
  NHL Playoffs Most Assists by Defenseman (23)
  NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (11)
  NHL Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman (34)
  NHL Second All-Star Team
  NHL Stanley Cup Champion
  NHL Stanley Cup MVP (Conn Smythe Trophy)
1994-1995 NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman (6)
1995-1996 NHL Most Assists by Defenseman (70)
  NHL Most Points by Defenseman (85)
  NHL Second All-Star Team
1996-1997 NHL Best Defenseman (Norris Trophy)
  NHL First All-Star Team
  NHL Most Assists by Defenseman (58)
  NHL Most Points by Defenseman (78)
  World Cup Gold Medal
2000-2001 NHL Highest ATOI (29:21)
  NHL Most Assists by Defenseman (58)
  NHL Most Goals by Defenseman (21)
  NHL Most Points by Defenseman (79)
2001-2002 Olympic All-Star Team
  Olympic Silver Medal
2006-2007 NHL Contribution to U.S. Hockey (Lester Patrick Trophy)
2008-2009 United States Hockey Hall of Fame
2009-2010 Hockey Hall of Fame
 AWARDS BY LEAGUE
- Canada Cup Runner-Up 91/92
- Hockey Hall of Fame 09/10
- NCAA (East) First All-American Team 86/87
- NCAA (Hockey East) All-Rookie Team 86/87
- NCAA (Hockey East) Champion 86/87
- NCAA (Hockey East) First All-Star Team 86/87
- NCAA (Hockey East) Player of the Year 86/87
- NCAA (Hockey East) Rookie of the Year 86/87
- NCAA (Hockey East) Tournament MVP 86/87
- NCAA (New England) Walter Brown Award 86/87
- NCAA Top Collegiate Player (Hobey Baker Award) Finalist 86/87
- NHL All-Rookie Team 88/89
- NHL Best Defenseman (Norris Trophy) 91/92, 96/97
- NHL Contribution to U.S. Hockey (Lester Patrick Trophy) 06/07
- NHL First All-Star Team 91/92, 96/97
- NHL Highest ATOI 00/01
- NHL Most Assists by Defenseman 96/97, 95/96, 91/92, 00/01
- NHL Most Goals by Defenseman 00/01
- NHL Most Points by Defenseman 00/01, 96/97, 95/96, 91/92
- NHL Playoffs Best Plus/Minus by Defenseman 93/94
- NHL Playoffs Most Assists 93/94
- NHL Playoffs Most Assists by Defenseman 93/94
- NHL Playoffs Most Goals by Defenseman 93/94, 94/95
- NHL Playoffs Most Points by Defenseman 93/94
- NHL Rookie of the Year (Calder Trophy) 88/89
- NHL Second All-Star Team 90/91, 93/94, 95/96
- NHL Stanley Cup Champion 93/94
- NHL Stanley Cup MVP (Conn Smythe Trophy) 93/94
- Olympic All-Star Team 01/02
- Olympic Silver Medal 01/02
- U20 WJC All-Star Team 86/87
- U20 WJC Bronze Medal 85/86
- United States Hockey Hall of Fame 08/09
- World Cup Gold Medal 96/97


PLAYER BIOGRAPHY AND TRIVIA
 
 
 
Number 2 retired by New York Rangers
Cult/Star player for New York Rangers
Cult/Star player for Boston College
Cult/Star player for USA
Cult/Star player for Avon Old Farms School
 
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