Brad Leeb

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Brad Leeb
Brad Leeb NHL.jpg
Born (1979-08-27) August 27, 1979 (age 34)
Red Deer, AB, CAN
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 194 lb (88 kg; 13 st 12 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
NHL team Toronto Maple Leafs
Vancouver Canucks
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1999–2013

Bradley Leeb (born August 27, 1979) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player.

Leeb started his career playing for the Red Deer Midget Chiefs in the Alberta Midget Hockey League. He played 3 games for his hometown Red Deer Rebels as a 15 year old, then went on to play 4 full seasons with the Rebels. He also played in the 1998-1999 WHL All-Star game.

Leeb played for Team Canada at the 1999 World Junior Ice Hockey Championships in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Canada won silver after losing to the Russians in triple overtime. Leeb finished tied for second in team scoring with Simon Gagne, Kyle Calder, and Brendan Morrow, all had 8 points in 7 games.

In 1999–2000, Leeb signed with the Vancouver Canucks as a free agent. He was with the Canucks organization for three seasons, appearing in 4 games with the Canucks while playing in the minor league system with the (Syracuse Crunch (AHL), Kansas City Blades) (IHL), and Manitoba Moose (AHL).

In 2002–03, Leeb was traded to the Toronto Maple Leafs for Tomas Mojzis. Leeb played one game for the Maple Leafs, and mainly played in the Maple Leafs minor league system with the St. John's Maple Leafs (AHL) and the Toronto Marlies (AHL).

Leeb played the 2007–08 season in Germany for ERC Ingolstadt in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL).

In 2008-2009, he went to play for the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers (DEL) in the city of Nuremberg, Germany.

Leeb played in Nuremberg on the same team as his older brother Greg Leeb for 4 seasons, from 2008-2012. It was the first time the brothers had ever played on the same team. Growing up they played against each other in the WHL, IHL, AHL, and the DEL leagues.

Leeb was the creator of the website [1], a hockey handicapping website with prediction picks from the world's top professional NHL handicappers.[1] He no longer owns the website.

Leeb has handicapped NHL games for [2], [3] and [4].

On July 16th, 2012 BetOnHockey.com broke the story that Leeb signed on to play hockey in the regulated UK gambling market with the Coventry Blaze of the EIHL. [2]

On July 17th 2012 it was announced that Leeb had signed to play for the Coventry Blaze for the 2012/13 Elite League campaign, following his brother who signed earlier in the month. [3]

On April 8, 2013 Brad announced his retirement from a 14 year professional hockey career via his Twitter account. [4]

Leeb holds a Masters degree in Sports Management from Coventry University.

Career statistics[edit]

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1994–95 Red Deer Rebels WHL 3 0 0 0 4
1995–96 Red Deer Rebels WHL 38 3 6 9 30 10 2 0 2 11
1996–97 Red Deer Rebels WHL 70 15 20 35 76 16 3 3 6 6
1997–98 Red Deer Rebels WHL 63 23 23 46 88 3 2 0 2 2
1998–99 Red Deer Rebels WHL 64 32 47 79 84 9 5 9 14 10
1999–00 Syracuse Crunch AHL 61 19 18 37 50 4 0 0 0 6
1999–00 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 0 0 2
2000–01 Kansas City Blades IHL 53 18 16 34 53
2001–02 Manitoba Moose AHL 60 17 15 32 45
2001–02 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 0 0 0 0
2002–03 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 79 35 26 61 78
2003–04 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 77 24 25 49 116
2003–04 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2004–05 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 48 16 13 29 43 3 2 1 3 0
2005–06 Toronto Marlies AHL 79 34 24 58 91 5 3 0 3 6
2006–07 Toronto Marlies AHL 34 9 6 15 25
2007–08 Ingolstadt ERC DEL 55 18 21 39 68 3 0 0 0 2
2008–09 Nuermberg Sinupret Ice Tigers DEL 50 16 8 24 88 5 1 0 1 10
2009–10 Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 56 20 21 41 80 5 3 2 5 2
2010-11 Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 50 13 19 32 42 2 0 0 0 2
2011-12 Nuermberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 44 3 6 9 40
2012-13 Coventry Blaze EIHL 57 24 26 50 112
NHL totals 5 0 0 0 2

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