Toronto Maple Leafs 50 Goal man and Montreal Canadiens Stanley Cup Champion Gary Leeman will be appearing at the West TO Card & Collector Show on Sunday February 8th, 2015. Join us at the Toronto Plaza Hotel located at 1677 Wilson Ave for a rare, 90 Minute meet and greet (1PM-2:30PM). Bring your hockey cards, jerseys, sticks and photos and have them signed by Gary Leeman himself.
Leeman was drafted 24th overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 1982 NHL Entry Draft as a defenceman, and returned to junior for a season where he scored 86 points in 63 games.
He also represented Canada at the World Junior Championships twice, in Leningrad and in Sweden.
Leeman converted to a winger in the National Hockey League. He was best known as a speedy and gritty scoring machine and he had a 50 goal season to his credit for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He formed the “Hound Line” along with Wendel Clark and Russ Courtnall while helping the Leafs come within a game of the semi-finals. Starting in 1986–87, Gary was a top goal scorer with Toronto and had four straight 20 goal seasons.
As well as the Leafs, Leeman also played for the Flames, Montreal Canadiens, Vancouver Canucks and the St. Louis Blues. He won a Stanley Cup in Montreal in 1993. He played 667 regular season games in the NHL, scoring 199 goals and 267 assists for 466 points.
He finished his career in Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga for the Hannover Scorpions. He retired in 1999.
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- January 5, 2015
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