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TNE Coach John Leonard Drafted by San Jose Sharks!

Friday, June 29, 2018, 12:30PM

Amherst, MA - The Team New England Hockey Club is excited to announce that TNE Coach and Assistant Director, John Leonard, was drafted by the San Jose Sharks in the 2018 NHL Entry Draft!

John is currently heading into his Sophomore season at UMass-Amherst, and is coming off of a phenomenal Freshman year, where he led the team as an 18 year-old with 28 points in 33 games.  After being passed over in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft, John was selected in the 6th Round by the San Jose Sharks.

John, who grew up in Amherst, MA, played his youth hockey with the New England Falcons and Springfield Rifles before attending Springfield Cathedral high School where he tallied 151 points in three seasons, earning a 47-28-75 point line in just 25 games in his third season as a junior in high school.  After three years at Springfield Cathedral, John decided to play two seasons in the USHL with the Green Bay Gamblers.

While in Green Bay, John graduated and earned his high school diploma in his first season, and tallied 34 points in his second season, coming just short of netting 20 goals.  

Congratulations to John, and we are excited to have him working with our TNE players!