Brendan Leipsic

Cam Robinson

2018-02-26

Brendan Leipsic, C

Shoots: L

Height: 5-9

Weight: 175

Born: 1994-05-19

Hometown: Winnipeg, MB

Drafted: 2012 by Nashville Predators, 89th Overall

 

 

  

Observations:

February 2018 – Leipsic has been traded to the Vancouver Canucks in exchange for defenseman, Philip Holm at the 2018 NHL deadline. The spitfire forward has produced elite AHL numbers – 105 points in his final 114 games, and has looked strong in a bottom six role with Vegas this season scoring two goals and 12 points in 41 contests while playing 12 minutes a night. the 23-year-old brings a Brad Marchand-style of game to the rink each night that agitates opponents and endears fans. This is the hard-nosed type of player that GM, Jim Benning has been searching for of late. Cam Robinson

February 2018 – Brendan Leipsic has been able to stick with the Golden Knights during his official NHL rookie season. Over the first 44 games he’s been able to post 14 points while averaging just under 12 minutes of ice time, including 55 seconds on the power play per game.  He was never able to stick with the Maple Leafs but has done a decent job playing bottom-six minutes with Vegas. He’s a long way away from the 120 points he posted in his draft-plus-one year with the Portland Winterhawks of the WHL, but he has the opportunity to move up the depth chart in the next couple of seasons if he can continue to earn a more significant role. Mason Black

June 2017 The Vegas Golden Knights have selected Brendan Leipsic in the Expansion Draft. Paul Zwambag

 

February 2016 – Leipsic played his first NHL game in Vancouver as an emergency recall and scored! Leipsic skated on the fourth