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Brian Leetch


Hall of Popularity American NHL defender who won a Stanley Glass Championship with the brand new York Rangers in 1994. He received the Norris Trophy for the league’s best defender in 1992 and 1997. He frequently practiced around the snow rink handled by his dad while developing up in Cheshire, Connecticut. His #2 shirt was retired by the brand new York Rangers. He and his wife, Mary Beth, experienced three children collectively. He became the next participant, after Bobby Orr, to earn the Calder Trophy, the Norris Trophy as well as the Conn Smythe award.

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Full Name Brian Leetch
Date Of Birth March 3, 1968
Place Of Birth Corpus Christi, TX
Height 1.83 m
Weight 84 kg
Profession Hockey Player
Education Avon Old Farms, Boston College
Nationality American
Spouse Mary Beth Leetch
Children Jack Leetch, Sean Leetch, Riley Anne
Siblings Eric Leetch, Beth Leetch
Awards Conn Smythe Trophy, James Norris Memorial Trophy, Calder Memorial Trophy
Nominations Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
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1 His jersey (#2) was retired by the New York Rangers on January 24, 2008.
2 NHL career statistics: 1205 games, 247 goals, 781 assists, 1028 points. He also holds the NHL record for most goals by a rookie defenseman, with 23 in the 1988-89 season.
3 Although born in Corpus Christi, Texas, his family moved to Cheshire, Connecticut, when he was three months old.
4 Was the first American-born player to win the Conn Smythe trophy as the MVP of the Stanley Cup playoffs (1994).
5 Inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.
6 He was drafted by the New York Rangers in the 1st round (9th overall) of the 1986 NHL entry draft.



Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994 TV Series Himself
Rangers Game Night 1992 TV Series Himself - Host

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