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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 ANA 35 22 8 5 101 96 49
2 CHI 32 22 9 1 100 64 45
3 STL 32 21 9 2 98 78 44
4 NSH 30 20 8 2 81 59 42
5 SJS 33 18 11 4 94 85 40
6 WPG 33 17 10 6 80 76 40
7 VAN 31 18 11 2 89 88 38
8 LAK 33 16 11 6 90 82 38
9 CGY 33 17 14 2 97 90 36
10 MIN 30 16 12 2 86 78 34
11 DAL 30 12 13 5 87 103 29
12 COL 31 10 13 8 78 99 28
13 ARI 31 11 16 4 72 100 26
14 EDM 33 7 20 6 69 110 20

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
L. Couture 33 13 15 4 28
J. Thornton 33 8 20 3 28
J. Pavelski 33 15 12 4 27
P. Marleau 33 7 20 -2 27
B. Burns 33 9 16 -1 25
T. Wingels 33 9 14 1 23
T. Hertl 33 7 7 -2 14
J. Braun 33 1 11 7 12
J. Sheppard 27 4 6 0 10
M. Nieto 26 3 6 0 9
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Stalock 4 3 1 .926 2.12
A. Niemi 13 7 3 .918 2.45
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