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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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WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 228 221 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 239 197 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 226 202 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 220 186 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 236 220 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 227 198 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 223 204 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 237 213 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 218 197 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 257 257 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 209 223 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 224 226 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 193 276 62
14 ARI 82 24 50 8 165 267 56

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 82 37 33 12 70
L. Couture 82 27 40 -6 67
J. Thornton 78 16 49 -4 65
B. Burns 82 17 43 -9 60
P. Marleau 82 19 38 -17 57
T. Wingels 75 15 21 -7 36
T. Hertl 82 13 18 -5 31
M. Nieto 72 10 17 -12 27
M. Karlsson 53 13 11 -3 24
M. Vlasic 70 9 14 12 23
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 31 23 7 .914 2.59
A. Stalock 8 9 2 .902 2.62
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