Brian Leetch facts for kids
|Hockey Hall of Fame, 2009|
|Born||March 3, 1968
Corpus Christi, TX, USA
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)|
|Played for||New York Rangers
Toronto Maple Leafs
|National team||United States|
|NHL Draft||9th overall, 1986
New York Rangers
Brian Joseph Leetch (born January 18, 1961) is an American retired professional ice hockey defenseman. He played 18 seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played for the New York Rangers, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Boston Bruins.
He was the winner of the James Norris Memorial Trophy in 1992 and 1997. He won the Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994. He also won the Conn Smythe Trophy, becoming the first American-born player to win the trophy. He won the silver medal with U.S. ice hockey team at the 2002 Winter Olympics.
He was inducted into the United States Hockey Hall of Fame with his Rangers teammate Mike Richter in 2008. He was also inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame during his first year of eligibility in 2009.
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