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Children's Nonfiction Hockey


The Story of NHL Right Winger Jamie Leach

by (author) Anna Rosner

foreword by Reggie Leach

Great Plains Publications
Initial publish date
Oct 2020
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Oct 2020
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Recommended Age, Grade, and Reading Levels

  • Age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7


Nominated for the High Plains Book Award
A 2021 Best Books for Kids and Teens selection! Journeyman is a first-person biography of Ojibwe right-winger Jamie Leach, son of the legendary NHL superstar Reggie Leach. Follow the fascinating hockey trajectory from his childhood years watching his father play for Philadelphia Flyers, to Jamie's first goal in the NHL.

Journeyman touches on Jamie's summers on Lake Winnipeg, the World Junior Hockey Championships, his life in the minor leagues, and his eventual draft into the NHL as a Pittsburgh Penguin. Discover how some of hockey's biggest stars, such as Bobby Clarke, Jaromir Jagr, and Mario Lemieux, influenced Jamie's life.

Written in close consultation with Jamie and his mother, readers will learn about the struggles Jamie conquered, including his father's alcoholism and his own crippling self-doubt. A story of determination, heartbreak and perseverance.

About the authors

Anna Rosner's profile page

Reggie Leach was a member of the renowned Broad Street Bullies-era Philadelphia Flyers and set goal-scoring records that still stand today. In his post-hockey life, Reggie is well-known for his charity work and for steering Aboriginal youth towards making positive life choices.

Reggie Leach's profile page

Editorial Reviews

"Jamie is a true journeyman: dedicated and relentless in achieving his goals, and a proud yet humble teammate. I'm sure you'll enjoy his story, path, and insight." - Bryan Trottier, former player for the NHL's Pittsburgh Penguins

"Recommended for hockey fans and nonfans alike." - Kirkus Reviews

"This straightforward, inspiring account goes down easy and should appeal to most kids, especially skaters looking for role models." - Booklist

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