18 Facts About Nick Leddy


Nicholas Michael Leddy was born on March 20,1991 and is an American professional ice hockey defenseman for the St Louis Blues of the National Hockey League.

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Nick Leddy was drafted in the first round, 16th overall, by the Minnesota Wild in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

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Nick Leddy previously played for the Chicago Blackhawks, New York Islanders and Detroit Red Wings.

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Nick Leddy was awarded a position on the Class AA all-state tournament team.

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However, shortly afterward, Nick Leddy suffered a broken jaw against University of Alaska Anchorage on October 30,2009.

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When he returned to the lineup Nick Leddy scored his first career goal in his second game back in a win at Minnesota State University on December 5,2009.

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In early January 2009, Nick Leddy collected an assist in each game of the Golden Gophers' rout of Harvard University, and soon followed up with two more assists against Alaska Anchorage later in the month.

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Nick Leddy was named WCHA Rookie of the Week after a three-point game against Colorado College on February 20,2010, scoring the game-winning goal with two assists.

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Shortly after having his NHL draft rights traded from Minnesota to Chicago on February 12,2010, Nick Leddy heated up in February, tallying four assists, five points, 21 shots on goal and a plus-4 rating for the month.

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Nick Leddy carried that momentum into March, scoring yet another power-play goal against the University of Wisconsin on March 7,2010.

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Nick Leddy ultimately was named the team's Rookie of the Year after playing 30 games and ranking third among the team's defensemen in points with 11.

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Nick Leddy was drafted in the first round, 16th overall by the Minnesota Wild in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

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University of Minnesota head coach Don Lucia stated in September 2009 that he foresaw Nick Leddy spending at least two years in development with the Golden Gophers before making his transition to the NHL and a professional career.

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Nick Leddy played his first NHL game on October 8,2010, against the Colorado Avalanche and scored his first NHL goal on October 11 against Ryan Miller of the Buffalo Sabres.

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Nick Leddy was a member of the Blackhawks team that won the 2013 Stanley Cup.

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On October 4,2014, Leddy was traded to the New York Islanders in exchange for Ville Pokka, T J Brennan and Anders Nilsson.

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Nick Leddy was a member of the US squad in both the under-17 and under-18 Five Nations tournaments in the Czech Republic.

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Nick Leddy had three goals and two assists in just five games at Lake Placid.

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