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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
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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.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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