Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Leo Reise
As a youngster, Leo Reise Sr. suffered a major setback to his pursuit of a career in professional hockey. He lost sight in one of his eyes. The loss did not come as a result of an injury but rather as the result of an optical nerve that simply died.

Nonetheless, Reise pressed on, undaunted in his determination to make it in hockey. He was an excellent skater and had a handy touch as a playmaker as well. He first gained fame with the senior-league Hamilton Tigers of the OHA. He manned their blueline for three seasons until the club hooked up with the NHL. Reise stayed on for parts of four seasons, tying Punch Broadbent of Ottawa for the league lead in assists in 1921-22.

He then headed west to earn more money with the Saskatoon Crescents of the Western Professional League. Three years later, the Hamilton Tigers moved to New York City to become the Americans. Reise rejoined his former club in the Big Apple for parts of four more campaigns before jumping to the cross-town rival Rangers for 14 games.

Afterwards, he joined the IAHL's London Tecumsehs and Pittsburgh Yellowjacktes to round out his career in 1932.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1913-14 Hamilton Tiger Cubs OHA-Int.
1913-14 New Liskeard Seniors NOHA 4 1 0 1
1914-15 Hamilton Tigers-2 OHA-Int.
1915-16 Hamilton Tigers-2 OHA-Int. 2 0 0 0 0
1916-17 Hamilton Tigers-2 OHA-Int. 6 8 0 8
1917-18 Hamilton Tigers OHA-Sr. 8 8 0 8
1918-19 Hamilton Tigers OHA-Sr. 8 5 1 6 6 2 0 2
1919-20 Hamilton Tigers OHA-Sr. 5 8 3 11 2 0 0 0
1920-21 Hamilton Tigers OHA-Sr. 9 4 4 8
1920-21 Hamilton Tigers NHL 6 2 0 2 8
1921-22 Hamilton Tigers NHL 24 9 14 23 8 0
1922-23 Hamilton Tigers NHL 24 6 6 12 35
1923-24 Hamilton Tigers NHL 4 0 0 0 4
1923-24 Saskatoon Crescents WCHL 18 4 2 6 6
1924-25 Saskatoon Crescents WCHL 28 8 3 11 46 2 0 0 0 0
1925-26 Saskatoon Crescents WHL 30 2 10 12 32 2 0 0 0 4
1926-27 Niagara Falls Cataracts Can-Pro 3 3 1 4 0
1926-27 New York Americans NHL 40 7 6 13 24
1927-28 New York Americans NHL 43 8 1 9 62
1928-29 New York Americans NHL 44 4 1 5 32 2 0 0 0 0
1929-30 New York Americans NHL 24 0 0 0 0
1929-30 New York Rangers NHL 14 0 1 1 8 4 0 0 0 16
1930-31 London Tecumsehs IHL 8 0 0 0 6
1930-31 Pittsburgh Yellowjackets IHL 37 5 5 10 18 6 1 2 3 2
1931-32 Pittsburgh Yellowjackets IHL 21 0 0 0 19
NHL Totals 223 36 29 65 181 6 0 0 0 16


Father of Leo Jr.
OHA-Sr. Second All-Star Team (1918, 1921)
OHA-Sr. First All-Star Team (1920) Signed as a free agent by Hamilton, February 23, 1921. Traded to Saskatoon (WCHL) by Hamilton for cash, December 29, 1923. Signed as a free agent by Niagara Falls (Can-Pro), November 1, 1926. Traded to NY Americans by Niagara Falls (Can-Pro) for cash, November 22, 1926. Traded to NY Rangers by NY Americans for cash, February 6, 1930. Traded to London (IHL) by NY Rangers for cash, October 22, 1930. Traded to Pittsburgh (IHL) by London (IHL) for Steve Yankoski and $500, December 8, 1930.
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