Centre Edward Leier spent parts of two seasons with the Chicago Black Hawks in the 40s and 50s. He was a fine playmaker and checker who rarely found himself in the penalty box.
Originally from Poland, Leier settled in Manitoba with his family. He played junior in Winnipeg with the Rangers and Black Hawks before suiting up briefly for the senior Nationals. In 1948-49 he registered nearly one assist per game for the WCSHL's Saskatoon Quakers.
Chicago assigned Leier to the Kansas City Mohawks of the USHL in 1949-50. The young pivot scored 19 goals and was recalled for a five game stint in the NHL. The next year he scored two goals in 11 games for the Hawks but saw most of his ice time with the USHL's Milwaukee Seagulls. Leier then bounced around the minors for five years before retiring in 1956. His best year was 1954-55 when he accumulated 60 points in 59 games for the Springfield Indians of the AHL.