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Leo Reise
Leo Reise
Defenseman
Number: 5
Height: 6' 0"
Weight: 205
Shoots: Left
Born: Jun 7, 1922
Birthplace: Stoney Creek, ON, Canada
Hometown: Stoney Creek, Ontario
Acquired: Traded to Detroit from Chicago with Pete Horeck for Adam Brown and Ray Powell in 1946.
When Leo Reise Jr. entered the NHL in 1945, it marked the first time in league history that a father and son had both made it to the top. The elder Reise had put in parts of eight seasons with the Tigers, Americans, and Rangers between 1920 and 1930.

The younger Reise got his start in the updraft of his father's coaching exploits. During his bantam days, young Reise would sneak out onto the ice while his father was coaching intermediate hockey in Guelph and senior hockey in Chatham. It was there that he began his climb to the NHL.

After playing junior hockey in Brantford and Guelph, Reise joined the navy where he laced up for the naval teams in Victoria, Halifax and Winnipeg. At the close of World War II, he turned pro with the Blackhawks. In Chicago, he played parts of two seasons with frequent visits to the minors. He was then traded to Detroit in 1946, an event that marked the real beginning of his NHL career.

With the Wings, Reise played his best hockey, pumping home two overtime goals during a bitterly fought semi-finals series against the Leafs in 1950. The Wings went on the claim the Cup that year and again in 1952. During those years, Gordie Howe, Ted Lindsay and Red Kelly enjoyed the headlines while Reise worked in the background, performing a great deal of the spadework that kept the Wings at the top of the standings.

In 1952, he was traded to the New York Rangers where he lasted for two more seasons before heading to the minors to round out his hockey life with the Owen Sound Mercurys in 1955.

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80