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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 ANA 76 47 22 7 222 213 101
2 NSH 75 46 21 8 214 180 100
3 STL 74 46 21 7 226 182 99
4 CHI 73 44 23 6 207 167 94
5 MIN 74 42 25 7 211 183 91
6 VAN 74 43 27 4 212 199 90
7 WPG 75 39 24 12 212 197 90
8 LAK 74 37 23 14 199 184 88
9 CGY 74 40 27 7 217 195 87
10 DAL 74 36 28 10 232 236 82
11 SJS 74 36 30 8 207 210 80
12 COL 74 34 28 12 200 206 80
13 EDM 74 21 40 13 177 254 55
14 ARI 75 23 44 8 158 249 54

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Pavelski 74 35 31 10 66
J. Thornton 70 14 48 -4 62
L. Couture 74 24 36 -3 60
B. Burns 74 16 38 -5 54
P. Marleau 74 17 35 -16 52
T. Wingels 67 15 19 -6 34
T. Hertl 74 12 17 -1 29
M. Nieto 64 8 16 -11 24
M. Vlasic 69 9 14 13 23
M. Karlsson 45 13 9 -2 22
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
A. Niemi 29 22 7 .914 2.62
A. Stalock 6 7 1 .903 2.65
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