Nashville Predators
Nashville Predators
Brendan Leipsic
BrendanLeipsic
POSITION: Left Wing
HEIGHT: 5' 9"
SHOOTS: Left
WEIGHT: 165
BIRTHDATE: 05/19/1994
AGE: 20
BIRTHPLACE: Winnipeg, MB, CAN
DRAFTED: NSH: 2012-89 overall
CAREER NOTES: Expected to play his first professional season in 2014-15 after wrapping up his Portland Winterhawks (WHL) career with 302 points (132g-170a), a +112 rating and 346 penalty minutes in 261 regular-season games, and 79 points (34g-45a), a +24 and 132 penalty minutes in 82 WHL Playoff games. His postseason games played (first), assist (tied for first), point (second) and penalty minute (third) totals all rank among the top in franchise history… Tied for 12th in WHL points (39g-52a-91pts), tied for 10th in goals, 16th in assists, tied for 12th in game-winning goals (6), tied for 17th in power-play assists (22) and tied for second in first goals (9) in 2013-14… Ranked sixth in Western Hockey League points per game (1.52), and seventh in goals per game (.65) in 2013-14… The only WHLer to record more than 90 points and 100 penalty minute s for the second straight season in 2013-14… Picked up an assist in both games of the 2013 Subway Super Series as Team WHL split with Russia… Tied for the 2014 WHL Playoff lead in points (14g-19a-33pts), while ranking second in goals and fourth in assists as Portland reached Game Seven of the WHL Final… Led all 2014 WHL skaters in postseason power-play goals (6), tied for second in power-play assists (11), tied for fourth in game-winning goals (3) and ranked second in playoff penalty minutes (49)… Co-recipient of the 2013 Bobby Clarke Award as WHL scoring champion and the Chrysler/Dodge Top Scorer of the Year as Canadian Hockey League scoring champion after posting 120 points (49g-71a) in 68 games for the Winterhawks in 2012-13… The first Portland Winterhawk to win the CHL scoring title since 1996-97 (Todd Robinson)… Finished first in WHL goals, second in assists and tied for fourth in plus/minus (+55) in 2012-13… Named a 2013 Second-Team WHL Western Conference All-Star… Helped Portland win the 2013 Scotty Munro Trophy as regular-season champions, the Ed Chynoweth Cup as league playoff champions, and reach the Memorial Cup Final… Ranked fourth in the 2013 WHL Playoffs in points, fifth in goals, eighth in assists (10g-14a-24pts) and tied for second in penalty minutes (41)… Led all skaters in penalty minutes (12) at the 2013 Memorial Cup… Ranked fourth on the 2011-12 Winterhawks in goals (28) and third in both power-play goals (10) and penalty minutes (82) … Helped Portland reach Game Seven of the 2012 WHL Final… Tied for eighth in goals during the 2012 playoffs (7)… Represented Canada at the 2012 Canada-Russia Challenge… Played for Team West at the 2011 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge, posting five points (3g-2a) in five games… Tied for 14th in rookie scoring (16g-17a-33pts) as a 16-year-old with Portland in 2010-11… Tied for sixth among rookies in 2011 WHL Playoff scoring (3g-4a-7pts), helping Portland reach the WHL Final… Ranked fifth in Manitoba AAA Midget League scoring (23g-40a-63pts) in 2009-10, helping the Winnipeg Wild to a league title… Named a tournament all-star at the prestigious Mac’s Tournament in 2010… Named to the tournament all-star team at the 2009 Western Canada Uunder-16 Challenge Cup after posting six points (2g-4a) in three games… His mother, Kathleen, competed in gymnastics for Canada at the 1984 Olympic Summer Games… On Twitter @leip28.