Jay Leach

#34D,
Height: 6' 4"
Weight: 220
Born:
Birth Place: Syracuse, New York
Draft: 1998 5th round (115th pick) by the
Shoots: L
  • Michael McLeod will do ‘whatever I can’ to stick with Devils next season
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    Michael McLeod will do ‘whatever I can’ to stick with Devils next season

    The New Jersey Devils aren’t known for having one of the most talented rosters in the NHL, but that could change over the next few years. The last few drafts have been kind to the Devils, as they’ve loaded up on weapons like Pavel Zacha, Nico Hischier and Michael McLeod. All three players are capable of playing down the middle, which is a plus in today’s NHL.

  • Nichushkin to stay in KHL, Dallas expects him back for ’18-19
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    Nichushkin to stay in KHL, Dallas expects him back for ’18-19

    Valeri Nichushkin will spend another year with CSKA Moscow. On Wednesday, Dallas announced that Nichushkin — who left the team last season to play in the KHL — will stay in Russia for the 2017-18 campaign, with the expectation he’ll return to the Stars the following season. The news doesn’t come as a huge surprise. Both the KHL and Russian hockey federation have been vocal with their stated goal of keeping KHL players from leaving for North America and bringing NHL free agents back this summer, to prepare for and participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics. Nichushkin, a big-bodied center that scored 14 goals and 34 points for Dallas in his rookie year, figures to be part of that plan. CSKA is a

  • Isles keep Cronin, promote him to associate coach
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    Isles keep Cronin, promote him to associate coach

    After a summer of change behind the bench, the Islanders opted for some familiarity on Wednesday. Greg Cronin, the veteran assistant coach that served under both Jack Capuano and Doug Weight last season, has been brought back and promoted to associate coach. “Greg’s hockey knowledge and experiences of over 30 years in the coaching profession are an asset to our coaching staff,” Weight said in a release. “He’s run our penalty-kill the past several seasons and each year, it’s been one of the best in the league. “He has a tireless work ethic on the bench during games, at practice and in meetings. His desire to get the best out of every player, to help achieve our goal of winning is impressive and