Vintage 1980's Reggie Leach Game Used Sherwood Hockey Stick Philadelphia Flyers
Offered here is a vintage game used Sherwood hockey stick used by former Flyes and NHL professional player Reggie Leach. The stick is a Sherwood P. 9950 with original tape on the handle and blade. The stick has lots of evidence of use and is stamped LEATCH 27 on the shaft (Leach wore jersey #27 for the Flyers). Nicknamed " The Riverton Rifle " and " The Chief ", Leach was drafted third overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1970 NHL Draft.. Leach scored his first NHL goal in Boston's 6-0 home win over St. Louis on January 31, 1971. He scored nine goals during his time with the Bruins. Boston traded Leach, Rick Smith and Bob Stewart to California on February 23, 1972. After playing three seasons in Oakland, the Golden Seals traded Leach to Philadelphia for Larry Wright, Al MacAdam and 1974 first rounder (Ron Chipperfield) on May 24, 1974. He contributed to the Philadelphia Flyers' Stanley Cup win in 1974-75. He finished his NHL career with a one-season stop with the Detroit Red Wings.
Leach's 61 goals earned him the goal-scoring title for that season, as well as the current Flyers franchise record for most goals in a season. Leach is perhaps best remembered for being one of only five players, the first Flyer, and the only non-goaltender to win the Conn Smythe Trophy.