Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Edward Leier
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.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1945-46 Winnipeg Rangers MAHA
1946-47 Winnipeg Rangers MJHL 15 16 8 24 0 2 2 0 2 0
1947-48 Winnipeg Black Hawks MJHL 19 12 10 22 2
1947-48 Winnipeg Nationals WSrHL 2 3 2 5 0
1948-49 Saskatoon Quakers WCSHL 25 3 17 20 4
1949-50 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 5 0 1 1 0
1949-50 Kansas City Pla-Mors USHL 59 19 21 40 2 3 1 1 2 0
1950-51 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 11 2 0 2 2
1950-51 Milwaukee Seagulls USHL 54 16 24 40 18
1951-52 Vancouver Canucks PCHL 61 18 37 55 2
1952-53 Vancouver Canucks WHL 59 10 27 37 9 9 1 1 2 0
1953-54 Springfield Indians QHL 56 14 27 41 10
1953-54 Syracuse Warriors AHL 17 5 6 11 2
1954-55 Springfield Indians AHL 59 14 46 60 8 4 0 2 2 0
1955-56 Springfield Indians AHL 62 9 48 57 14
NHL Totals 16 2 1 3 2


MJHL Second All-Star Team (1948) Signed as a free agent by Saskatoon (WCSHL), September 29, 1948.