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Nick Leddy | Defenseman

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (23) / 3/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 194
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Nick Leddy had an assist in the Islanders' 2-1 victory Thursday night.
Leddy has five goals and 11 points in 26 contests in 2014-15. He's capable of maintaining his current point-per-game pace, but we don't expect him to significantly improve on it. Dec 5 - 10:53 AM

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Nick Leddy is thriving with the Islanders as he has five goals and nine points in 20 games.

Leddy was dealt from the Blackhawks just before the start of the season and has been a force offensively for the suddenly respectable Islanders who are second in the Metropolitan Division with 28 points in 20 games. Leddy had 31 points last season for Chicago but is getting a much better chance to showcase his talents on Long Island than he would with the Blackhawks as he always had Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook in front of him on the depth charts. If available in deeper leagues, grab Leddy.
Nov 23 - 9:05 AM

The New York Islanders added to their Saturday bounty by acquiring Nick Leddy and goalie Kent Simpson for Kent Nilsson, T.J. Brennan and Ville Pokka.

Leddy, 23, managed 31 points in 82 games with the Blackhawks last season. One might think he's in for a dip, but with the Islanders' attacking system and at least the potential for a more robust role (especially as a PP quarterback), he might meet or even exceed those totals. His career-high was 37 points in 2011-12. Leddy's in a contract year so he shouldn't lack motivation, either.
Oct 4 - 3:07 PM

The rumors surrounding a possible Nick Leddy trade continue to swirl.

The latest reports indicate that a) he's most likely fall to a team in the East, b) at least seven teams are interested and c) a trade seems likely with Chicago shouldering a cap burden. Stay tuned for word this weekend, though the Blackhawks have until Tuesday to make a move of some kind.
Oct 4 - 12:05 PM

Nick Leddy sat out Friday's preseason loss to the New York Rangers.

Leddy has now been a scratch in back-to-back preseason games for Chicago, and rumors are swirling that the blue liner might be on his way out of Chicago. The Hawks need to dump about 2.2 million dollars in salary before the season starts. Trading Leddy and his 2.7 million dollar salary may be the best way for Chicago to get under the cap. If the Hawks refuse to part way with Leddy, they may look to trade defenseman Johnny Oduya.
Source: CSN Chicago
Oct 4 - 10:53 AM

The Chicago Blackhawks are over the cap by $2,216,795, and Nick Leddy is in the second year of a two-year deal that dings the cap at $2.7M. You do the math.

"As many as seven teams have expressed interest in Leddy," Nick Kypreos tweeted. He's still just 23-years-old and is entering his fifth season, he also hasn't missed a game since becoming a regular in 2011. "[Trade rumours] are always in the back of your mind, but I think for me, I just have to focus on my play," Leddy said. He's scored 68 points in his last two full-length seasons combined.
Source: Luke Fox
Oct 3 - 9:54 PM

Nick Leddy could be a trade candidate for the Chicago Blackhawks, according to hockey insider Elliotte Friedman.

He has to be qualified at $3.4 million next season. The Blackhawks may let him walk to avoid having to pay him that kind of money or they could try to move him elsewhere for some kind of return. There were rumors that Chicago might deal Johnny Oduya to get under the cap, but he's an important shutdown defender.
Sep 15 - 4:19 PM

Nick Leddy netted his first goal of the playoffs on Wednesday.

He scored on a pretty backhander on a breakaway to open the scoring in the first period. The marker was his first in 27 games, dating back to the regular season. Leddy has four points and 13 shots in 13 postseason contests. The Blackhawks ended up losing the match 6-2, so their series with the Kings is tied at 1-1 going to Los Angeles.
May 22 - 11:46 AM

Updating a previous item, Nick Leddy will return to Chicago's lineup in Game 4 Friday night.

He was a healthy scratch in Tuesday's 4-0 loss to the Wild. Leddy, who is a Minnesota-native, will get to play in front of family and friends in his return from the press box.
May 8 - 1:15 PM

Coach Joel Quenneville said that Nick Leddy will get another chance to play in Chicago's second-round series against Minnesota.

He was a healthy scratch for Game 3 and it hasn't been confirmed yet if he'll play in Game 4 on Friday night. "I still think he'll be a big part of this series and success going forward," Quenneville said. "We're going to need him here, and we want him to be a part of it." Leddy has two assists in eight 2014 postseason contests.
May 8 - 11:39 AM

Nick Leddy was a healthy scratch Tuesday.

He was benched for most of Game 2 against Minnesota on Sunday. Sheldon Brookbank took his spot on the back end. Leddy played in 296 consecutive games, including 44 playoff matches, before being sent to the press box for Game 3. Coach Joel Quenneville said the decision was more about rewarding Brookbank than punishing Leddy.
May 7 - 8:41 AM

Nick Leddy was benched in Sunday's 4-1 victory over Minnesota after he played the most of any player in the first period.

He logged just 46 seconds in the third period and he ended up with 13:48 of ice time. Leddy's defensive shortcomings placed him in coach Joel Quenneville's doghouse for parts of the playoffs last year as well.
Source: NHL.com
May 5 - 2:40 PM

Nick Leddy has been contributing offensively of late.

He has a goal and three assists in his past four games. On the season, Leddy has recorded 29 points and a plus-16 rating in 71 contests.
Mar 23 - 6:49 AM

The Pittsburgh Penguins and Chicago Blackhawks are no stranger to outdoor games, but Saturday's contest at Soldier Field will still be a first for some players.

Nick Leddy can be counted among those that hasn't experienced an outdoor game before. "It reminds me of the pond in my back yard when I was younger," Leddy said. "My dad would always be icing, making sure it was always smooth for us. It brings me back to my younger days. You're letting the wind hit your face, it's definitely a different atmosphere." This is Chicago's second outdoor contest and Pittsburgh's third.
Source: CSN Chicago
Mar 1 - 9:38 AM

Nick Leddy notched a goal and an assist in Monday's 5-3 win over Los Angeles.

His sixth goal of the season snapped an 18-game goalless drought. Leddy earned just three assists over his slump. He has 23 points and a plus-13 rating in 58 contests this season.
Feb 4 - 8:42 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1John Tavares
2Mikhail Grabovski
3Frans Nielsen
4Ryan Strome
5Casey Cizikas
6Anders Lee
LW1Michael Grabner
2Matt Martin
3Eric Boulton
4Brock Nelson
RW1Kyle Okposo
2Nikolay Kulemin
3Josh Bailey
4Cal Clutterbuck
D1Lubomir Visnovsky
2Johnny Boychuk
3Nick Leddy
4Calvin De Haan
5Travis Hamonic
6Thomas Hickey
7Matt Carkner
8Brian Strait
9Matt Donovan
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Chad Johnson