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Jay Leach
Jay Leach
Defenseman
Number: 33
Height: 6' 5"
Weight: 220
Shoots: Left
Born: Sep 2, 1979
Birthplace: Syracuse, NY, United States
Acquired: Signed as a free agent, August 23, 2005.
Drafted: PHX / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Round: 5th (115th overall)


Looking to make his NHL playoff debut and his first NHL action since February 17 at Florida...Split campaign between New Jersey (24 games) and Lowell (AHL, 24); is wearing no. 2, after wearing nos. 28/25 earlier this season, and no. 36 in camp...Recalled from Lowell on four occasions, most recently March 19...Was assigned to Lowell three times: March 4 (conditioning), November 28 and November 13...AHL totals show 2g-4a-6pts, 29 penalty minutes and plus-two mark...Played in season-high 17 straight December 4-January 6; had never previously appeared in more than two games in any single season (Bos., '05-06 & TB, '07-08)...Posted first career NHL point/only point of season with assist November 23 at Tampa Bay...Played with three teams last season: Norfolk (AHL, 55 games), Tampa Bay (NHL) and Portland (AHL, 20)...Scored 3g-8a-11pts with Admirals and 3g-6a-9pts with Pirates...Also skated in 18 playoff contests with Portland; posted one goal...In his first season with organization/eighth as a pro; has seen action with 13 teams in three leagues: ECHL (Mississippi, Augusta, Long Beach, Trenton), AHL (Springfield, Providence, Bridgeport, Norfolk, Portland & Lowell) and NHL (Bos., TB & NJ)...Played four years at Providence College (HE)...Was Phoenix's fifth choice, 115th overall, in 1998 Entry Draft.
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