Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Bryan Lefley
Bryan Lefley spent five years in the NHL during the 1970s. He was a solid checker who played well at left wing and defence.

The native of Grosse Isle, Manitoba was a solid junior with the Winnipeg Rangers of the MJHL. He also played with the Warren Intermediates and the senior Vernon Maple Leafs in the WIHL. He was the property of the New York Rangers but spent his first three pro seasons in the CHL with the Omaha Knights.

There was little chance of Lefley getting a chance to play for talent-laden Rangers so he was left unprotected at the 1972 Expansion Draft. The young forward was claimed by the New York Islanders and played a solid checking role in 1972-73. He played most of the next year in the minors before he was claimed by the Kansas City Scouts at the 1974 Expansion Draft.

Lefley played 29 games for the Scouts in 1974-75 but spent most of the enxt two years in the AHL. He suited up for 129 games over two seasons after the franchise relocated to Colorado in 1976. Following the 1977-78 season, Lefley joined Dusseldorfer EG in Germany for three years before retiring in 1981.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1964-65 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 24 3 2 5 8 4 0 0 0 0
1965-66 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 14 1 1 2 10 9 0 2 2 12
1966-67 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 36 5 15 20 26 7 1 1 2 16
1967-68 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL
1968-69 Nelson Maple Leafs WIHL
1969-70 Omaha Knights CHL 63 7 9 16 42 12 7 3 10 9
1970-71 Omaha Knights CHL 67 8 25 33 111 10 0 3 3 2
1971-72 Omaha Knights CHL 71 10 20 30 109
1972-73 New York Islanders NHL 63 3 7 10 56 -39
1973-74 New York Islanders NHL 7 0 0 0 0 0
1973-74 Fort Worth Wings CHL 58 8 36 44 88 5 0 1 1 6
1974-75 Kansas City Scouts NHL 29 0 3 3 6 -23
1974-75 Baltimore Clippers AHL 9 3 0 3 10
1974-75 Providence Reds AHL 29 3 10 13 32 1 0 0 0 2
1975-76 Springfield Indians AHL 71 4 25 29 48
1976-77 Colorado Rockies NHL 58 0 6 6 27 -15
1976-77 Oklahoma City Blazers CHL 8 2 3 5 4
1977-78 Colorado Rockies NHL 71 4 13 17 12 -4 2 0 0 0 0
1978-79 Dusseldorfer EG W.German 51 13 25 38 44
1979-80 Dusseldorfer EG W.German 45 13 23 36 36
1980-81 Dusseldorfer EG W.German 2 0 1 1 0
1980-81 SC Bern Swiss 28 7 20 27 26
NHL Totals 228 7 29 36 101 2 0 0 0 0


Brother of Chuck
CHL First All-Star Team (1974)
Claimed by NY Islanders from NY Rangers in Expansion Draft, June 6, 1972. Claimed by Kansas City from NY Islanders in Expansion Draft, June 12, 1974. Transferred to Colorado after Kansas City franchise relocated, July 15, 1976.
Died of injuries suffered in automobile accident in Italy, October 28, 1997.
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