Joe Reekie

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Joe Reekie
Born (1965-02-22) February 22, 1965 (age 49)
Victoria, BC, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 195 lb (88 kg; 13 st 13 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Buffalo Sabres
New York Islanders
Tampa Bay Lightning
Washington Capitals
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 124th overall, 1983
Hartford Whalers
119th overall, 1985
Buffalo Sabres
Playing career 1985–2002

Joseph James Reekie (born February 22, 1965 in Victoria, British Columbia) is a retired Canadian ice hockey player.

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.

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