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Nick Leddy | Defenseman | #2

Team: New York Islanders
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/20/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 204
Drafted: 2009 / Rd. 1 (16) / MIN
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Islanders coach Doug Weight feels Nick Leddy isn't getting as much recognition as he deserves.
"Three days ago, I read the top 12 Norris Trophy candidates for the first quarter of the season and his name wasn’t on it," Weight said. "He should be right at the top of the list as far as I’m concerned. I don’t get to coach everybody else but he’s been awesome for us all over the ice. He’s just really taking his game to a new level and it’s great to see." Leddy has been an offensive force this season with six goals and 20 points in 23 games. He's reached the 40-point milestone in each of his previous two seasons, but it looks like he's found another level. Tue, Nov 28, 2017 08:33:00 AM

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Nick Leddy assisted on both Islanders goals Saturday and has 19 points in his last 16 games.

The defenseman is the top blueliner of late offensively and is tied for second overall with Alex Pietrangelo with 20 points, one behind John Klingberg. The Islanders offense is clicking on all cylinders and Leddy is a big reason why.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 09:14:00 AM

Nick Leddy has 14 points over his last 11 games.

That's erased Leddy's slow start to the campaign, leaving him with five goals and 16 points in 20 contests. "We’ve seen the explosiveness, but what he’s done on a more regular basis, he just wants to go. Even if he’s not the eye of the snake, carrying the puck every time, he’s getting up with an authority," Islanders coach Doug Weight said of Leddy. He's reached or surpassed the 40-point milestone in each of his last two seasons and might flirt with 50 points in 2017-18.
Wed, Nov 22, 2017 06:25:00 AM

Nick Leddy pitched in a goal and an assist in Sunday's 4-2 loss to Carolina.

Leddy is producing at an elite pace this season with five goals and 16 points through 20 games. The 26-year-old has shown steady improvement in each of the last six years, and has reached the stage where he can be depended upon to produce top-notch numbers.
Sun, Nov 19, 2017 08:05:00 PM

Nick Leddy picked up a goal and an assist in a 6-4 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Leddy picked up his fourth goal of the year off a slapper from the point that Darling appeared to muff with his glove. Leddy is hot, picking up seven points in his last five games, bringing his point total has reached 14 in 18 games this season. Matt Barzal, Cal Clutterbuck, Josh Bailey, Johnny Boychuk and Jordan Eberle also scored in the win.
Thu, Nov 16, 2017 09:45:00 PM

Nick Leddy punched in two goals and an assist in a solid night's work during the Isles' 6-4 win over Colorado.

Leddy is producing at a terrific pace this season, with three goals and 10 points in 14 games. The 26-year-old is gunning for his career high of 46 points, posted last season.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 09:20:00 PM

Nick Leddy scored a goal and an assist in Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Minnesota Wild.

Leddy's first goal of the season cut the Wild's lead to 4-2 late in the second period. He also collected the primary assist on Anders Lee's third period goal. Leddy finished the game with eight shots on goal and two hits in 22:53 of ice time. The Isles blue liner has four points in 10 games.
Fri, Oct 27, 2017 12:05:00 AM

The New York Islanders defensemen have yet to score.

The Islanders have been credited with 13 goals in five games but no blueliner has found the back of the net. Nick Leddy is the Islanders top offensive force on defense as he had 11 goals and 46 points last season. Look for similar numbers this year as it is just a matter of time before the Islanders get a goal from a rearguard.
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 09:06:00 AM

Islanders coach Doug Weight has sky high expectations for Nick Leddy.

"He should be in the conversation for those (All-Star) teams and Norris Trophies," Weight said. "He can skate, he can shoot, he’s a savvy player as well. Maybe he doesn’t have the deception of a (Brent) Burns or a (Erik) Karlsson, but there’s probably three people in the world that do so I wouldn’t hold that against him. He’s right there in that upper echelon of D and he’s going to be big for us this year for sure." Perhaps being a major Norris Trophy contender is taking it too far with Leddy, but it is true that he's a superb blueliner. He had 11 goals and 46 points last season and it wouldn't be surprising to see him reach the 40-point milestone again in 2017-18.
Thu, Oct 5, 2017 10:36:00 AM

Nick Leddy picked up his 31st assist of the campaign during Sunday's 4-2 win over the Sabres.

Mark it now 42 points in 77 games for the talented defender. Every point creates a new high water mark in points.
Sun, Apr 2, 2017 07:06:00 PM

Nick Leddy scored late in the third as the Islanders dropped a 4-3 contest to the Blues Saturday night.

Leddy’s goal gave the Islanders a little hope with 1:29 remaining in the period. It came on a power-play with assists from Andrew Ladd and John Tavares and was the second goal of the period for the losing team. This was Leddy’s sixth point in his last eight games with two goals and four assists.
Sat, Mar 11, 2017 11:02:00 PM

Nick Leddy is racing towards his second straight 40-point season.

The talented defender picked up his 25th assist of the season, giving him 35 points through 64 games thus far. Leddy needs one more goal to set a new career high, as well as six points to do the same in that category. However the Islanders fell to the Flames 5-2 on Sunday.
Sun, Mar 5, 2017 07:13:00 PM

Nick Leddy scored his eighth goal of the season in a 3-2 overtime loss to the Flyers on Sunday.

Leddy's unassisted marker in the first period was his eighth goal and 24th point in 44 games this season. With two assists on Saturday in LA, it was a three-point weekend for the veteran blueliner.
Sun, Jan 22, 2017 10:26:00 PM

Nick Leddy found the back of the net in Wednesday's 2-1 loss to the Florida Panthers.

Leddy's goal at the 10:47 mark of the first period tied the game at one. Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck picked up the assists on Leddy's sixth goal of the year. The Isles defenseman played 24:49 in tonight's game and he finished with two shots on goal and four blocked shots. Leddy has six goals and 11 assists in 38 games.
Wed, Jan 11, 2017 10:07:00 PM

Nick Leddy picked a good time to end his 14-game goal drought.

The Eden Prairie, MN native scored in, you guessed it, Minnesota during Thursday's 6-4 loss to the Wild. The veteran defender now has five goals and 15 points in 34 games this season.
Fri, Dec 30, 2016 03:30:00 AM

Depth Charts

All Positions
C1John Tavares
2Mathew Barzal
3Brock Nelson
4Casey Cizikas
LW1Anders Lee
2Andrew Ladd
3Jason Chimera
4Alan Quine
5Shane Prince
6Nikolay Kulemin
7Michael Dal Colle
RW1Josh Bailey
2Jordan Eberle
3Anthony Beauvillier
4Cal Clutterbuck
5Tanner Fritz
D1Nick Leddy
2Johnny Boychuk
3Calvin de Haan
4Thomas Hickey
5Dennis Seidenberg
6Scott Mayfield
7Adam Pelech
8Sebastian Aho
9Ryan Pulock
G1Jaroslav Halak
2Thomas Greiss