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Jay Leach
Jay Leach
Defenseman
Number: 28
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 220
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 2, 1979
Birthplace: Syracuse, NY, United States
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Acquired: Claimed off of waivers by San Jose on Dec. 1, 2009
Drafted: PHX / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (115th overall)
2009-2010: Established career highs in games played (35), points (1-1=2), assists, goals, penalty minutes (25) and plus/minus (+3)…Scored his first career NHL goal (EN) on March 11 vs. Nashville…Registered his first point as a Shark with an assist on Jan. 18 vs. Calgary…Earned his first fighting major as a Shark on Jan. 2 vs. Edmonton…Played in his first game as a Shark on Dec. 11 vs. Dallas…Claimed off of waivers from Montreal by San Jose on Dec. 1…Posted five penalty minutes in seven games with New Jersey (NHL)…Registered three assists in 12 games with Lowell (AHL).

2008-2009:
Played in 24 games for the New Jersey Devils and 24 games for their AHL affiliate, the Lowell Devils…recorded one assist for New Jersey with five shots on goal…spent an NHL career high 21 minutes in the penalty box…earned six points for Lowell, with four assists and two goals…

PERSONAL: “Leachie” lists as his favorites: John Butler Trio (musicians); “Good Will Hunting” (movie); “Family Guy” (television show); Boston Bruins (NHL team while growing up); Boston (NHL road city); Boston Red Sox (pro sports team); Morton’s (San Jose area restaurant); Lake Winnipesaukee in New Hampshire (vacation spot); nytimes.com (web site); Mexican (food); bowling for Wii (video game) and July 4th weekend (holiday)…lists hobbies as playing the guitar and any lake activity…first job was mowing lawns…memorable NHL moment is his first game…Boston legend Ray Bourque is his hockey idol…wears a necklace that “gives superpowers” (find it on phitenusa.com)…doesn’t like it when things aren’t clear…hidden talent: “I can cook”…would’ve liked to have met the founding fathers of the United States…non-sports idol is his father Chris (“He does everything right all the time”)…started skating when he was 2-and-a-half…started playing hockey when he was five…wears Bauer Vapor X-60 skates (size 11.5)…oldest piece of hockey equipment is his shoulder pads (10 years old)…married to NESN sports anchor Kathryn Tappen, who is the studio host for Boston Bruins telecasts on that cable sports network.

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STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 54 20 8 266 209 116
2 y - COL 82 52 22 8 250 220 112
3 x - STL 82 52 23 7 248 191 111
4 x - SJS 82 51 22 9 249 200 111
5 x - CHI 82 46 21 15 267 220 107
6 x - LAK 82 46 28 8 206 174 100
7 x - MIN 82 43 27 12 207 206 98
8 x - DAL 82 40 31 11 235 228 91
9 PHX 82 37 30 15 216 231 89
10 NSH 82 38 32 12 216 242 88
11 WPG 82 37 35 10 227 237 84
12 VAN 82 36 35 11 196 223 83
13 CGY 82 35 40 7 209 241 77
14 EDM 82 29 44 9 203 270 67

STATS

2013-2014 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 41 38 23 79
J. Thornton 82 11 65 20 76
P. Marleau 82 33 37 0 70
L. Couture 65 23 31 21 54
B. Burns 69 22 26 26 48
T. Wingels 77 16 22 11 38
D. Boyle 75 12 24 -8 36
J. Demers 75 5 29 14 34
T. Hertl 37 15 10 11 25
M. Nieto 66 10 14 -4 24
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 12 5 2 .932 1.87
A. Niemi 39 17 7 .913 2.39
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