February 22, 1965 |
Victoria, BC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)|
|Played for||Buffalo Sabres
New York Islanders
Tampa Bay Lightning
|NHL Draft||124th overall, 1983
119th overall, 1985
A stay-at-home defenceman renowned for his defensive skills, Reekie was originally drafted in 1983 by the Hartford Whalers; however, he never signed with the team and re-entered the NHL draft two years later where he was drafted this time by the Buffalo Sabres. Reekie played for the Sabres, New York Islanders, Tampa Bay Lightning, Washington Capitals, and Chicago Blackhawks.
After retiring from active professional play, Reekie became a post-game analyst for the Capitals on Comcast SportsNet. He currently[when?] has three children, Jamie, Jordan, and Justin Reekie. Justin Reekie was studying drama at Queen's University but later dropped out and transferred to St. Lawrence College for a certificate in hair dressing. Justin Reekie is currently pursuing acting and modelling.
- Joe Reekie's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Joe Reekie's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Profile at hockeydraftcentral.com
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