Former Toronto Marlboro and Hamilton Duke Still Going Strong In Germany

rob leask nurnberg thomas sabo ice tigers deutsche eishockey liga germany hockeyOntario Hockey League alumnus Rob Leask is playing in his fifteenth season in Germany’s Deutsche Eishockey Liga. After ten seasons with Eisbären Berlin, starting in 1996-97, Rob played three with the Hamburg Freezers before moving to his current club, Nürnberg Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers, last season. Twice, with Berlin, he was a DEL All-Star and he won the DEL Championship with Berlin in both 2004-05 and 2005-06.

Leask played four seasons in the Ontario Hockey League from 1988-89 to 1991-92. He began his OHL career with the Toronto Marlboros. After his rookie season, he followed the franchise as they moved to Hamilton to become the Dukes. He, and the franchise, played two seasons in Hamilton before packing up once again and moving to Guelph, where they became the Storm. Rob only played seven games in Guelph during his final season before being shipped to the Oshawa Generals for the remainder of his OHL career.

Leask was a tenth round pick of the Washington Capitals in the 1991 NHL Entry Draft, 209th overall. He played four seasons in the North American minor pros after graduating from the Ontario Hockey League, mostly in the AHL and ECHL. He twice played in the ECHL All-Star Game in 1993-94 and 1994-95. In 1995-96, Rob played 53 games for the Canadian National Team.

Carrying dual Canadian and German citizenship, Leask appeared for Team Germany at both the 2004 World Championships and World Cup. He also played a role for Germany at the 2006 Winter Olympics.

Check out Rob Leask’s profile page at the Thomas Sabo Ice Tigers official website.

Three of Rob’s Ice Tigers teammates have been previously featured at OHL Alumni Central:

Jan Platil

Sean Blanchard

Patrick Ehelechner

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