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Reginald Joseph "Reggie" Leach CM OM - Born April 23, 1950 in Riverton, Manitoba is a Canadian indigenous (Ojibwe) retired ice Hockey right winger.

- Turnbull Memorial Cup Champion 1967 with Flin Flon Bombers

- Western Canada Hockey League President's Cup Champion 1969 and 1970 with Flin Flon Bombers.
- Canadian National Junior A Hockey Champion 1969 with Flin Flon Bombers
Leach was named the the WCHL First Teal All-Star at Right Wing in 1968 , 1969 and 1970.
Leach was top scorer in the WCHL for the 1969-70 season, winning the MVP.

- Stanley Cup Champion 1975 with Philadelphia Flyers.

- Clarence S. Campbell Bowl Champion 1975, 1976, 1977, 1980 with Philadelphia Flyers

- NHL Scoring Champion 1975-76 with 61 goals (30 assists).
The Maurice "Rocket" Richard Trophy is now presented to the NHL goal scoring leader since 1998-99. Only 1 player from the current winners has had more the the 61 goals Leach scored ..... and that's The Great 8 Alexander Ovechkin with 65 goals in 2007-08 and their are only 13 NHL players that have scored more then his 61. No Philadelphia Flyers player has scored more.

- Conn Smythe Trophy Winner 1976 with Philadelphia Flyers (1st Indigenous player to win).
Leach scored 4 goals in the Finals, and 19 in total during the playoffs to win the Conn Smythe Trophy..... even though the Flyers lost the Cup to the Canadiens.
Leach is the only non-goaltender in NHL history to be named MVP of the playoffs in an unsuccessful cause, and the third of only five as of 2022. His accomplishment followed Roger Crozier (Detroit Red Wings, in 1966) and Glenn Hall (St. Louis Blues, 1968) and preceded Ron Hextall (Philadelphia, 1987) and Jean-Sebastien Giguere (Mighty Ducks of Anaheim, 2003).

Leach made his NHL debut with the Boston Bruins on October 11, 1970 vs Detroit Red Wings at Boston garden in a 7-3 Boston win.

Leach scored his 1st NHL goal on January 31, 1971 vs Ernie Wakely of the St. Louis Blues at 13:46 of the 2nd period at Boston Garden in a 6-0 Boston win.

Leach was named to Team Canada for the inaugural 1976 Canada Cup, becoming just a select few Indigenous players that have represented Canada at that point.

Leach played 934 regular season NHL games, scoring 381 goals (58 GWG), 285 assists and 94 NHL playoff games, scoring 47 goals (8 GWG / 2 OTG) and 22 assists.

Reginald Joseph "Reg" Leach was inducted into the Manitoba Hockey Hall of Fame in 1985.

Reggie Leach was inducted into Philadelphia Flyers Hall of Fame in 1992.

Reggie Leach was inducted into the Manitoba Sports Hall of Fame and Museum in 1997.

Reggie Leach is a Member of the Order of Manitoba 2016.

Reggie Leach is a Member of the Order of Canada 2019.

Leach is cited as inspirational example in Richard Wagamese's novel Indian Horse (2012) and the 2017 film adaptation directed by Stephen Campanelli.

During his playing career. Leach was nicknamed "The Riverton Rifle" and "The Chief"

Leach is of Ojibwe ethnicity, a member of Berens River First Nation in Manitoba, Canada.

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