Brian Joseph Leetch was born March 3, 1968.
Leetch led the New York Rangers to the 1994 Stanley Cup to end the franchise's 54-year championship drought. Leetch became the first non-Canadian to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as MVP of the playoffs.
A two-time Norris Trophy winner as the league's best defenseman, Leetch was inducted into the Hockey Hall Of Fame in his first year of eligibility, and the Rangers have retired his No. 2.
Leetch helped Team USA win gold at the 1996 World Cup and silver at the 2002 Olympics.