February 19, 2010 - ECHL (ECHL) - Victoria Salmon Kings
West Valley City, UT - The Victoria Salmon Kings, proud affiliate of the Vancouver Canucks and Manitoba Moose, announced today that they have been assigned forward Bryan Leitch (LEE-ch) from the Milwaukee Admirals of the AHL.
The 6-3, 190 lb. forward will make his Salmon Kings debut tonight versus the Utah Grizzlies.
Following a standout college career Leitch signed with the Milwaukee Admirals. After Admirals' training camp he was assigned to the Cincinnati Cyclones where he began the 2009-10 season. Since that point he has also had stops with the Alaska Aces, Florida Everblades, Kalamazoo Wings and Toledo Walleye. In 38 ECHL games this season he has accumulated six goals and eight assists for 14 points while tallying 24 minutes in penalties.
The native of Coquitlam, BC spent four seasons in the NCAA with Quinnipiac University. In 157 career games played as a Bobcat he registered 169 points (53g-116a) and 124 penalty minutes. Leitch led the nation in scoring during his senior year when he notched 59 points (12g-47a). Also during his time at Quinnipiac he was named ECAC Player of the Week three times (a league record), lead the Bobcats in scoring twice, was named the ECAC Rookie of the Year (2005-06), and was nominated for the country's Hobey Baker Memorial Award for the top U.S. collegiate player.
Before beginning his career in the NCAA, Leitch spent parts of two seasons (2003-04 and 2004-05) in the British Columbia Hockey League (BCHL) with the Merritt Centennials and Coquitlam Express.
The Salmon Kings continue their series against the Grizzlies and eight-game road trip tonight and tomorrow, Saturday, February 20th. Victoria returns home to host the National Conference leading Idaho Steelheads for a three-game set with matches on Wednesday, March 10th, Friday, March 12th, and Saturday, March 13th. Puck drop for all three games at the Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre is 7:05 p.m. For tickets, call 250-220-7777 or visit www.selectyourtickets.com.