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Joey Leach

Defenseman

#7

  • DOB: 1/29/1992
  • Ht: 6' 4"
  • Wt: 205 lbs
  • Shoots: L
  • Years on Team: 1
  • Hometown: Wadena, SK

Leach is in his second season with the Hershey organization after signing with the Bears prior to the 2015-16 season. Last year Leach spent six games with Hershey, while becoming a fan-favorite in South Carolina. The defenseman played 58 regular season games with the Stingrays, scoring 17 points (six goals, 11 assists) with 122 penalty minutes and a +40 rating. Leach was named the AMI Graphics ECHL Plus/Minus award winner for the 2015-2016 season. He then appeared in 19 postseason contests, scoring five points (two goals, three assists) with 34 penalty minutes.

A 2010 third round selection of the Calgary Flames, Leach is now in his fourth full pro season. He spent the majority of 2014-2015 with the Fort Wayne Komets, scoring 19 points (two goals, 17 assists) in 52 games. Leach played four years of junior hockey with the Kootenay Ice where he was an offensive threat from the blue line. In his final two seasons, Leach notched a total of 77 points. He made his professional debut in 2012 with the Oklahoma City Barons of the AHL.

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