Reggie Leach signing his books Thursday

LITTLE CURRENT— Retired NHL player Reggie Leach will be stopping in Little Current this week as part of his North American book tour for his recently released biography ‘The Riverton Rifle: My Story—Straight Shooting on Hockey and on Life.’ The author will take part in a book signing and meet the author event at The Manitoulin Expositor office in Little Current this Thursday, November 12 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.

Mr. Leach retired from the NHL in 1984 and began ‘Shoot to Score Hockey’ hockey school with his son Jamie Leach, also a retired NHL player, and made Manitoulin his home with his wife Dawn Madahbee.

He was drafted third overall by the Boston Bruins in the 1970 NHL amateur draft, playing 13 seasons in the NHL with the Boston Bruins, California Golden Seals, Detroit Red Wings, and the Philadelphia Flyers, winning the Stanley Cup with the Flyers in 1975. He was also one of the few players to win the Conn Smythe Trophy as the most valuable player of the Stanley Cup playoffs in 1976 as a player on the losing team. During that season he set a record for most goals scored in a single playoff season with 19 goals.

Reggie Leach and his daughter Brandie pose in front of a banner promoting his book at the official launch in his home town of Riverton.
Reggie Leach and his daughter Brandie pose in front of a banner promoting his book at the official launch in his home town of Riverton.

His book chronicles his career from growing up in Riverton, Alberta to his Flin Flon Bombers MJHL years to his time in the NHL. He also reflects on the choices he’s made and how they have influenced his life and made him the man he is today.

Mr. Leach has been busy travelling across North America on his book tour, which kicked off last month in Riverton. In addition to book signings across Canada and the US, he also recently appeared on Canada AM, but approached The Expositor about doing a signing on Manitoulin, wanting to connect with his fans on the island he now calls home.

If you wish to reserve your copy of ‘The Riverton Rifle: My Story—Straight Shooting on Hockey and on Life’ to pick up at the event, please contact The Expositor office at 705-368-2744 or by email at expositorsub@manitoulin.ca

Meet the author Reggie Leach and purchase your copy tomorrow (November 12) at The Expositor Office, downtown Little Current from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.