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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
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 ANA 48 32 10 6 143 124 70
2 NSH 46 31 10 5 141 107 67
3 STL 46 29 13 4 148 111 62
4 CHI 47 30 15 2 148 108 62
5 WPG 49 26 15 8 138 122 60
6 SJS 48 25 17 6 131 132 56
7 VAN 46 26 17 3 124 118 55
8 CGY 48 26 19 3 140 126 55
9 LAK 47 20 15 12 129 126 52
10 COL 49 20 18 11 128 141 51
11 DAL 47 21 19 7 146 154 49
12 MIN 47 21 20 6 130 138 48
13 ARI 47 16 25 6 108 160 38
14 EDM 48 12 27 9 110 160 33

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 48 24 18 10 42
L. Couture 48 18 24 2 42
J. Thornton 44 10 27 0 37
B. Burns 48 11 24 -6 35
P. Marleau 48 9 24 -10 33
T. Wingels 47 11 14 -2 25
J. Braun 47 1 18 4 19
T. Hertl 48 8 9 -2 17
M. Vlasic 47 6 10 13 16
J. Sheppard 42 4 9 -2 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 19 11 5 .912 2.57
A. Stalock 5 5 1 .905 2.65
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