Brian Leetch
Although many think of Mark Messier in reference to the 1994 New York Rangers team that brought the Stanley Cup back to Broadway after a length absence, it was Brian Leetch who was the Conn Smythe Trophy winner that year. Overall, Brian Leetch was considered one of the top two way Defenceman of the 1990’s and his strong play was rewarded by two Norris Trophies and five Post Season All Star selections. Leetch was also the captain of the United States team that won the 1996 World Cup of Hockey. Leetch is not only one of the greatest New York Rangers of all time, but is also one of the greatest American players ever.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Corpus Christi, Texas, U.S.A.
  • Elected In: Thursday, 01 January 2009
  • Position: Defence
  • Played For: Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers
  • Non-NHL Teams: Team U.S.A. (1991 Canada Cup, 1996 & 2004 World Cup, 1988, 1998 & 2002 Olympics)

  • Major Accolades and Awards: Norris Trophy (2) (1992 & 1997)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (1) (1994)
    Calder Trophy (1990)
    First Team All Star (2) (1992 & 1997)
    Second Team All Star (3) (1991, 1994 & 1996)
    All Star Games (9) (1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2001 & 2002)
    Stanley Cup Rings (1) (New York Rangers 1994)

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