Rob Leask

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Rob Leask
Born (1971-06-09) June 9, 1971 (age 45)
North York, ON, CAN
Height 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Baltimore Skipjacks
Hershey Bears
Portland Pirates
Eisbären Berlin
Hamburg Freezers
Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers
National team  Germany
NHL Draft 67th overall, 1991
Washington Capitals
Playing career 1992–2013

Robert Leask (born June 9, 1971) is a Canadian-German ice hockey coach and former professional ice hockey defenceman who played primarily in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga. Born in North York, Ontario, Leask was granted German citizenship in 2004.[1]

Playing career[edit]

Leask was drafted 67th overall in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft by the Washington Capitals. He started his professional career with the Baltimore Skipjacks of the AHL in 1992. As a member of the Johnstown Chiefs, Leask was named to the ECHL All-Star Team in 1994 and 1995.

Leask spent the 1995-96 playing for the Canadian National Team. Later in his career, he represented the German National Team, participating in the 2004 and 2006 World Championships and the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin.[2]

Leask played in the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL) since 1996. As a member of Eisbären Berlin, Leask was named to the DEL All-Star Team in both 2004 and 2005 and was a member of the team when Eisbären Berlin won the DEL Championship in 2005 and 2006.[3]

After three seasons with the Hamburg Freezers, Leask was signed as an injury replacement for the Nürnberg Ice Tigers on August 26, 2009.[4] On March 10, 2010, Leask signed an extension with the Ice Tigers.[3] He finished his playing career at the end of the 2012-13 season.

Coaching career[edit]

Leask began his coaching career at German Oberliga side EV Regensburg, being appointed head coach of the Regensburg team on May 31, 2013.[5] After being sacked by Regensburg in February 2014 he served as an assistant coach at the EC Kassel Huskies in the DEL2, the second-tier league in Germany, during the 2014-15 campaign.[6] In April 2015, Leask was named assistant coach of the Straubing Tigers, a member of the German top-tier league Deutsche Eishockey Liga.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1988–89 Toronto Marlboros OHL 64 4 21 25 63 6 0 1 1 4
1989–90 Hamilton Dukes OHL 43 6 18 24 50
1990–91 Hamilton Dukes OHL 62 11 27 38 85 4 1 2 3 2
1991–92 Guelph Storm OHL 7 0 1 1 15
1991–92 Oshawa Generals OHL 49 13 27 40 90 7 1 4 5 4
1991–92 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 4 0 0 0 0
1992–93 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 68 4 8 12 76 7 0 1 1 14
1993–94 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 52 11 25 36 137 3 1 2 3 14
1993–94 Hershey Bears AHL 17 0 1 1 17
1994–95 Johnstown Chiefs ECHL 60 16 45 61 110 1 0 0 0 0
1994–95 Hershey Bears AHL 15 0 1 1 6
1995–96 Canadian National Team Intl 53 6 12 18 48
1995–96 Portland Pirates AHL 3 0 2 2 2 23 0 7 7 21
1996–97 Eisbären Berlin DEL 50 4 17 21 80 8 2 2 4 14
1997–98 Eisbären Berlin DEL 32 2 3 5 38 9 2 0 2 37
1998–99 Eisbären Berlin DEL 39 11 14 25 49 8 0 0 0 30
1999–00 Eisbären Berlin DEL 52 5 12 17 46
2000–01 Eisbären Berlin DEL 50 1 15 16 143
2001–02 Eisbären Berlin DEL 58 1 23 24 114 4 0 0 0 2
2002–03 Eisbären Berlin DEL 49 4 12 16 112 9 1 1 2 10
2003–04 Eisbären Berlin DEL 50 11 16 27 107 6 0 0 0 8
2004–05 Eisbären Berlin DEL 42 3 11 14 70
2005–06 Eisbären Berlin DEL 43 3 14 17 40 11 1 2 3 12
2006–07 Hamburg Freezers DEL 48 4 16 20 79 7 0 1 1 10
2007–08 Hamburg Freezers DEL 52 3 17 20 115 8 0 3 3 14
2008–09 Hamburg Freezers DEL 52 0 15 15 88 8 1 0 1 35
2009–10 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 54 2 12 14 89 5 0 2 2 4
2010–11 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 48 2 8 10 56 2 0 1 1 0
2011–12 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 52 1 19 20 54
2012–13 Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers DEL 50 0 6 6 66 3 1 0 1 4
DEL totals 821 57 230 287 1346 100 9 21 30 188

International[edit]

Year Team Comp GP G A Pts PIM
2004 Germany WC 6 0 0 0 8
2004 Germany WCH 4 0 1 1 6
2006 Germany OG 5 0 0 0 6
Senior int'l totals 15 0 1 1 20

Awards & Honours[edit]

  • Played in ECHL All-Star Game in 1994 and 1995
  • Played in DEL All-Star Game in 2004 and 2005
  • DEL Champion in 2005 and 2006 (Eisbären Berlin)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Rob Leask: Der zweite Mann an der Bande". ‚‘hna.de’’. 2014-08-14. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  2. ^ "Krupps-Kader steht: Haudegen Benda muß nach Hause". ‚‘Frankurter Allgemeine Zeitung’’. 2006-02-13. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  3. ^ a b "Rob Leask Profile Page". EliteProspects.com. 2010-01-02. Retrieved 2011-06-14. 
  4. ^ "Rob Leask and Daniel Sevo sign with the Ice Tigers". Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers. 2009-08-26. Retrieved 2009-08-26. 
  5. ^ "Neuer Trainer: Rob Leask übernimmt". ‚‘EV Regensburg’’. 2013-05-31. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  6. ^ "EVR entlässt Trainer Rob Leask". ‚‘Mittelbayerische.de’’. 2014-02-04. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 
  7. ^ "Rob Leask wird Co-Trainer in Straubing". ‚‘Mittelbayerische.de’’. 2015-04-23. Retrieved 2016-01-22. 

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