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Leason is a big bodied power forward with slick hands in front of the net, and can also beat goalies from all over the ice


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October 2022 – Leason has been claimed on waivers by the Anaheim Ducks. Curtis Rines

September 2022 – Leason signed a two-year contract in the offseason, and to a lot of people’s surprise it was one-way for both years with an AAV of $775k. It is likely a signing designed to get him to pass through waivers once the season starts. With his progression so far he could play bottom line minutes but if the Capitals want to develop him further he will need much more AHL time. Last season for Hershey he saw more responsibility and minutes, but the production did not stand out as much seeing as he was called up to the Capitals where he predominately played on line four. Washington could have a future middle-six power winger if all the development goes smoothly. Pat Quinn


January 2022 – Leason played most of the month in Hershey, scoring only one point, before being recalled to the NHL. Leason was sent back down once, for only one game, in December when the Capitals thought they were healthy but he was brought right back up when the taxi squad was created. Leason has six points in his 25 NHL games, which is rather impressive considering he only sees around nine minutes of fourth line ice time. Leason will be up until the Capitals are healthy enough to send him down to the AHL as he will develop very slowly in an NHL 4th line role. Pat Quinn


October 2021 – Leason will start his season in the AHL as he looks to have finally secured a top six RW spot as his production keep improving each season. Pat Quinn


May 2021 – Leason has played well in his second AHL season, even though the stats may not show it as he has 19 points in 33 games. That total is good for fourth on the Bears’ roster though, and an improvement in points per game going from 0.28 to 0.58. He has also upped his shots total by an additional shot per game. As a bigger player it will take him longer to develop but he is on the right path.  Pat Quinn


January 2021 – Leason will look to build off of his tough 2019-2020 season where he was not much of a factor any given night. To be fair though, he was not afforded the ice time, or line mates, to really break out either. Pat Quinn


March 2020 – Leason’s first season (well in this paused reality) went pretty terrible for the first year AHLer. He finished with 14 points in 50 games, which from mid-December was eight points in the final 25 minutes. He was still in the bottom six when in the line up (though he still played a majority of two of the three AHL weekend games), but he did not do much to stand out. It would likely be that he cannot push players around like he could in his final junior season but he really should have adapted better. With 56 shots in 50 games, he really needs to do more if he ever wants to make the NHL. Pat Quinn


December 2019 – Here we are in mid-December and Leason has six points in 25 games, with him getting three points in one of those games. That i snot great. To be fair to Leason he is routinely put in the bottom-six and has started to get scratched more and more. Yet, Leason really has to show he belongs and so far he does not do much to stand out in any shifts. He may have lost confidence, or he may be one of those players that takes a while to get production, but it is a little concerning. Pat Quinn


September 2019 – Leason was sent down to the AHL rather quickly as there was no room on the roster, and Leason needs AHL time. As an overagers he was a risky second round pick for the Capitals but may turn out. I remain not hopeful but stranger things have happened. We will see how his first AHL season progresses. Pat Quinn


June 2019 – The Capitals used the teams second round pick to select overage player Brett Leason from the Price Albert Raiders. Leason was pegged to go first round in many scouting circles but many scouts (including this one) remains hesitant on his upside. Normally a player that posts 89 points in 55 regular season WHL games, and 25 points in 22 playoff games, would have many people excited but this was Leason’s third CHL season and he turned 20 in April. Many players that are 6-4 and over 200 pounds dominate CHL games not matter how great their speed and skill are. Leason does have skill but will it translate to the pro game or will he be another overage player that caps at a good AHL producer. Right now peg him in as a future line two power forward that can score around 50-55 points and watch his AHL production. Pat Quinn

Fantasy Upside 5.5
NHL Certainty 9.5
Country CAN
Position RW
Roster Type NHL
Shoot/Glove Right
Date of Birth April 30, 1999
Height 6‘4”
Weight 201 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 2; Overall: 56


 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2010-2011 Crowfoot Jr. Flames QC Int PW3 3 03 2|        
 2012-2013 Calgary Flames U15 AAAAEHL U1530 9 1221 10|        
 2013-2014 Calgary Flames U15 AAAAEHL U1533 23 5073 8|Playoffs11 4 1216
  Team Calgary North Alberta Cup5 2 68 0|        
  NWCAA Stampeders U16 AAAAEHL U174 1 01 0|        
 2014-2015 Team Alberta CWG6 2 24 2|