May 28, 1967 |
St. Catharines, ON, CAN
|Height||5 ft 11 in (180 cm)|
|Weight||187 lb (85 kg; 13 st 5 lb)|
|Played for||Hannover Scorpions
St. Thomas Wildcats
Fort Wayne Komets
Leonard Soccio (born May 28, 1967 in St. Catharines, Ontario) is a retired Canadian-German ice hockey player, who most recently played for the Hannover Scorpions in the German Ice Hockey League. Currently he is a player coach of 3rd division SC Langenhagen Jets.
Soccio played his junior hockey with the North Bay Centennials, an OHL team based out of North Bay, ON. In his four years with the Centennials, he scored 114 goals and 190 assists, totaling 304 points. In his final year, Soccio's 135 points was the second highest point total, trailing only Montreal Canadiens draft pick Andrew Cassels, chosen 17th overall in the NHL draft held earlier that year. Soccio would win the Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy, which is given to the best overage player in the OHL.
Soccio started his professional hockey career in the IHL with the Fort Wayne Komets, where he played one game in the 1988-89 IHL season. The following year, he would play 60 games with the ECHL's Winston-Salem Thunderbirds, where he scored 51 goals and 113 points. He, along with teammate Trent Kaese and Bill McDougall of the Erie Panthers would be named the starting forwards of the East Coast Hockey League's all-star team.
After several teams in various minor leagues, Soccio sign with the Hannover Scorpions of the DEL. Soccio would lead the Scorpions in scoring five out his eight seasons, and would tie for the lead in another (teammate Gilbert Dionne had the same amount of points but scored more goals). On March 7, 2006, Soccio's #20 was raised to the rafters in the form of an oversized jersey.
Soccio would later return to the Scorpions as a player-coach and would later play for SC Langenhagen, a 3rd division team where he would score 11 goals and 41 points in the 2008-09 season.
- 1987-88: Leo Lalonde Memorial Trophy
- 1989-90: ECHL All Star
- 2001-02: DEL All-Star
- 2003-03: DEL All-Star
- "ADMIRALS' GOALIE NAMED TO ECHL ALL-STAR TEAM". Daily Press. 1990-03-16. Retrieved 2010-02-15.