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11-08-2012, 01:43 AM
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Leo Reise, Sr. !!!

Awards and Achievements:
Allen Cup Winner (1919)

OHA First Team All-Star (1920)
2 x OHA Second Team All-Star (1918, 1921)

Offensive Accomplishments:
NHL Points among Defensemen – 4th(1922), 5th(1927), 6th(1923), 12th(1929)13th(1928)

WCHL Points among Defensemen – 6th(1926), 9th(1925), 10th(1924)

Scoring Percentages:
Points – 88, 75, 68, 55, 53, 52

Best 6 Seasons: 391

Originally Posted by Legends of Hockey
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.
Originally Posted by Who’s Who in Hockey
There are not many chips off the old block who are as identical in style and ability as Leo Reise Sr. and Leo Jr. The younger Reise also was a defenseman, and a much-feared one at that.
Originally Posted by The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette – December 16th, 1930
Leo Reise, the latest addition to the Yellow Jacket hockey squad, is one of the most unique characters in professional hockey.

Leo is one of the few paid pucksters who doesn’t depend upon spots for a livelihood; he owns a flourishing fruit farm on the outskirts of Hamilton, Ont., where the Mrs. And the little Reises enjoy every comfort Daddy Reise can possibly bestow upon them.

The newcomer has played hockey from coast to coast and, although handicapped by the loss of an eye, this big powerful, broad-shouldered stalwart plays the sort of a game at right defense that is characteristic of his race in any sport.


He is the dogged, steady plugger type. He is not a spectacular player – often he actually appears clumsy on the ice – but he does his work to a brown finish and is one of the most consistently valuable men in the International League.
Originally Posted by The Reading Eagle – January 2nd, 1928
Leo Reise, American defense star, who broke a rib early in the season is still troubled by that injury. Although Reise is playing, he is obliged to retire frequently after a fast skirmish.
Originally Posted by The Pittsburgh Press – February 26th, 1931
The Dominion skters ill have a tough time breaking through the stonewall defense of the locals. There is a saying that goalies are not much better than the defense men in front of them. Albie Cox is regarded as the outstanding goal tender in the league but his burden has been lightened by the spectacular play of Gordy Fraser and Leo Reise, who have been at the defense posts.

Leo Reise is regarded as one of the fastest skaters in hockey. He has beaten Howie Morenz the phantom of the Canadiens in speed contests the have engaged in.
Originally Posted by The Pittsburgh Press – March 10th, 1931
… Leo Reise, the sturdy defense player, is convalescing after being stricken with an attack of tonsillitis.
Paddy Jones, editor of the Hamilton Herald]Under new environments he should dazzle the westerners with his flashy rushes.


Reise played wonderful hockey for the Hamilton ‘pros’ last season and earned a steady job. His rushes featured almost every game. He often expressed a desire to be traded or sold to a western club, so, ith his wish gratified, he should play sterling hockey for Saskatoon. Hamilton fans are sorry to see the the big boy go.

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