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Jay Leach (D)

Albany Devils

Name: Jay Leach
Number: 2
Position: D
Shoots: L
Height: 6-5
Weight: 220
Birthdate: 1979-09-02
Birth place: Syracuse, NY

Biography

CAREER: 2011-12: Played 21 games, missing 55 games with a lower-body injury … registered two assists … returned to the lineup after missing 12 games against Syracuse on Dec. 14 …returned to the lineup after missing 42 games against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on Mar. 31 … registered first point of the year with an assist at Worcester on Apr. 4 … was a plus-2 against Providence on Apr. 14 … 2010-11: Acquired by New Jersey in four-play trade with Worcester on Feb. 9… joined by Steve Zalewski in trade involving Patrick Davis and Michael Swift … had played 50 games for Worchester at time of trade … posted one goal and four assists … was a plus-3 against Portland on Dec. 5 … made Devils debut against Worcester on Feb. 18 … scored first goal as an Albany Devil against Norfolk on Feb. 27 … recalled by New Jersey under emergency conditions on Mar. 26 … finished season in the NHL, showing totals of seven games and seven penalty minutes … 2009-10: Established career highs at the NHL level in games played, points, assists, goals, PIM and plus/minus (plus- 3) … scored his first NHL goal against Nashville on Mar. 11 … registered his first point (assist) as a Shark against Calgary on Jan. 18 … made Sharks debut against Dallas on Dec. 11 … 2008-09: Split time between Lowell (AHL) and New Jersey (NHL) … played 24 games for each team … had four sweater numbers with New Jersey (2,28,25 and 36) … recalled from Lowell four times … posted first NHL point (assist) at Tampa Bay on Nov. 23 … 2007-08: Played for Norfolk (AHL), Portland (AHL) and Tampa Bay (NHL) … appeared in 55 games for Norfolk, posting three goals and eight assists … played 20 games for Portland with three goals and six assists … played two games for Tampa Bay … helped Portland each the Eastern Conference Finals … 2006-07: Spent the entire season in Providence and led team in PIM with 128 … had two goals and five assists … 2005-06: Played 71 game for Providence (AHL) and two games for Boston (NHL) … finished third among Providence defensemen in scoring … made NHL debut against Pittsburgh on Nov. 5 … 2004-05: Played for Providence (AHL) and Trenton (ECHL) … 2003-04: Played in 60 games between four teams in two leagues … 2002-03: Finished third among Augusta (ECHL) defensemen in points … also made AHL debut with Springfield … 2001-02: Made pro debut …

OTHER: Grew up in the Capital Region, living in Altamont, N.Y. … had 52 points in four years at Providence College … father (Chris) played at St. Lawrence University … uncle (Mark) is an amateur scout with Detroit … wife is Kathryn Tappen, studio host for Boston Bruins telecasts on NESN …

TRANSACTIONS: Signed as a free agent by Boston, Sept. 26, 2003 … signed as a free agent by Tampa Bay, July 3, 2007 … signed as a free agent by New Jersey, July 17, 2008 … claimed on waivers by Montreal from New Jersey, Nov. 6, 2009 … claimed on waivers by San Jose from Montreal, Dec. 1, 2009 … traded to New Jersey by San Jose with Steve Zalewski for Patrick Davis and Michael Swift, Feb. 9, 2011.

View Game By Game Stats Player Stats

Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PIM SOG SOA SOGW SO
2012-13 Regular Season Albany Devils 60 4 10 14 9 51 63 0 0 0 0.000
2011-12 Regular Season Albany Devils 21 0 2 2 -10 16 12 0 0 0 0.000
2010-11 Regular Season Albany Devils 16 1 3 4 4 13 8 0 0 0 0.000
2010-11 Regular Season Worcester Sharks 50 1 4 5 -4 51 45 0 0 0 0.000
2009-10 Regular Season Lowell Devils 12 0 3 3 -2 13 10 0 0 0 0.000
2008-09 Regular Season Lowell Devils 24 2 4 6 2 24 29 0 0 0 0.000
2007-08 Regular Season Portland Pirates 20 3 6 9 9 23 30 0 0 0 0.000
2007-08 Regular Season Norfolk Admirals 55 3 8 11 12 50 54 0 0 0 0.000
2006-07 Regular Season Providence Bruins 73 2 5 7 1 59 128 0 0 0 0.000
2005-06 Regular Season Providence Bruins 71 5 11 16 12 65 100 0 0 0 0.000
Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A PTS +/- SOG PIM SOG SOA SOGW SO
2008 Calder Cup Playoffs Portland Pirates 18 1 0 1 -2 7 7 0 0 0 0.000
2007 Calder Cup Playoffs Providence Bruins 13 0 4 4 -10 8 13 0 0 0 0.000
2006 Calder Cup Playoffs Providence Bruins 6 0 1 1 0 2 15 0 0 0 0.000