15. Reggie Leach

The First Nations star from Manitoba played for the California Golden Seals for a few seasons before he arrived in Philadelphia but arguably nobody foresaw what he would accomplish in the City of Brotherly Love.

The Flyers had already won their first Stanley Cup the season before Leach’s arrival and he provided more scoring punch to an already potent offense.  Leach upped his production to 45 Goals in the 1974-75 regular season and helped them win the Stanley Cup for the second time.  The season after, Leach went on an absolute tear with a league leading 61 Goals and a Second Team All Star Selection.  His post season was even better as he took Philadelphia to the Stanley Cup Finals and while they didn’t win he put 19 Goals in the net en route to a Conn Smythe Trophy as the MVP of the Playoffs.

Leach would have another 50 Goal season (1979/80) and he had 306 in total as a Flyer.

The Bullet Points

  • Position: Right Wing
  • Acquired: Traded from the California Golden Seals for Larry Wright Al MacAdam and Philadelphia’s 1974 1st Round Pick (which would be Ron Chipperfield) 5/24/74.
  • Departed: Signed by the Detroit Red Wings as a Free Agent 8/25/82.
  • Games Played: 606
  • Notable Statistics: 306 Goals
    208 Assists
    514 Points
    276 PIM
    .85 PPG
    +214 Plus/Minus
    50.6 Point Shares
    69 Points in 91 Playoff Games
  • Major Accolades and Awards:

    Stanley Cup Champion (1975)
    Second Team All-Star (1976)
    All-Star (1976 & 1980)
    Conn Smythe Trophy (1976)]
    Most Goals (1976)
    Most Short-Handed Goals (1980)
    Most Goals per Game (1976)

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