Stephen Leach

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Stephen Leach
Born (1966-01-16) January 16, 1966 (age 48)
Cambridge, MA, USA
Height 5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Right Wing
Shot Right
Played for Washington Capitals
Boston Bruins
St. Louis Blues
Carolina Hurricanes
Ottawa Senators
Phoenix Coyotes
Pittsburgh Penguins
National team  United States
NHL Draft 34th overall, 1984
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1986–2000
Stephen Leach
Medal record
Competitor for  United States
Ice hockey
World Junior Championships
Bronze 1986 Hamilton, Ontario

Stephen Morgan 'Steve' Leach (born January 16, 1966) is an American ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey player. He is currently the head coach of the Valley Jr. Warriors '99 Elite squad.

Playing career[edit]

He was raised in Lexington, Massachusetts and played his high school hockey at Matignon HS, where he won four consecutive Massachusetts HS hockey titles from 1981–84. Leach, Ken Hodge, John Morris and Tom Glavine were generally considered the four best Massachusetts high school hockey players from the class of '84. His older brother Chris played D1 hockey at St. Lawrence.

Selected by the Washington Capitals in the 1984 NHL Draft, Leach played for the Capitals for parts of six seasons. It was during his time with the Capitals that he would also be a member of the U.S. Olympic Hockey Team that participated in the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.

Prior to the 1991–92 NHL season Leach was traded to the Boston Bruins in exchange for Randy Burridge. He would also play for the St. Louis Blues, Carolina Hurricanes, Ottawa Senators, Phoenix Coyotes, and Pittsburgh Penguins before retiring in 2000.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 University of New Hampshire H-East 41 12 25 37 53
1985–86 University of New Hampshire H-East 25 22 6 28 30
1985–86 Washington Capitals NHL 11 1 1 2 2 6 0 1 1 0
1986–87 Binghamton Whalers AHL 54 18 21 39 39 13 3 1 4 6
1986–87 Washington Capitals NHL 15 1 0 1 6
1987–88 Washington Capitals NHL 8 1 1 2 17 9 2 1 3 0
1988–89 Washington Capitals NHL 74 11 19 30 94 6 1 0 1 12
1989–90 Washington Capitals NHL 70 18 14 32 104 14 2 2 4 8
1990–91 Washington Capitals NHL 68 11 19 30 99 9 1 2 3 8
1991–92 Boston Bruins NHL 78 31 29 60 147 15 4 0 4 10
1992–93 Boston Bruins NHL 79 26 25 51 126 4 1 1 2 2
1993–94 Boston Bruins NHL 42 5 10 15 74 5 0 1 1 2
1994–95 Boston Bruins NHL 35 5 6 11 68
1995–96 Boston Bruins NHL 59 9 13 22 86
1995–96 St. Louis Blues NHL 14 2 4 6 22 11 3 2 5 10
1996–97 St. Louis Blues NHL 17 2 1 3 24 6 0 0 0 33
1997–98 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 45 4 5 9 42
1998–99 Ottawa Senators NHL 9 0 2 2 6
1998–99 Springfield Falcons AHL 13 5 3 8 10
1998–99 Phoenix Coyotes NHL 22 1 1 2 37 7 1 1 2 2
1999–00 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 56 2 3 5 24
1999–00 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 4 2 3 5 4
2000–01 Louisville Panthers AHL 2 0 1 1 0
NHL Totals 702 130 153 283 978 92 15 11 26 87

International statistics[edit]

Year Team Event GP G A Pts PIM
1984–85 USA U20 WJC-20 7 2 0 2 12
1985–86 USA U20 WJC-20 7 6 5 11 4
1987–88 Team USA International 49 26 20 46 30
1987–88 USA Olympics 6 1 2 3 0

Awards and honors[edit]

Award Year
All-Hockey East Rookie Team 1984–85

External links[edit]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Position Created
Captain of the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
1999-00
(shared with)
John Slaney
Tyler Wright
Succeeded by
John Slaney
Sven Butenschon