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The Riverton Rifle

My Story—Straight Shooting on Hockey and on Life

by (author) Reggie Leach

Greystone Books Ltd
Initial publish date
Oct 2015
Hockey, Sports
  • Hardback

    Publish Date
    Nov 2015
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  • eBook

    Publish Date
    Oct 2015
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  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Dec 2016
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Hockey hero Reggie Leach’s tumultuous and inspirational life story, told by the man himself.


“It all comes down to making the right life choices,” says the NHL’s legendary Reggie Leach, and this intimate biography lays bare the decisions that led him to become one of the best snipers in hockey history. Nicknamed the Riverton Rifle for his thrilling speed and deadly shooting skills, Leach overcame a childhood marked by poverty and racism to rise through the NHL ranks, playing for the Stanley Cup-winning 1975 Philadelphia Flyers. Through Leach’s own recollections, The Riverton Rifle traces his trajectory from humble beginnings to NHL stardom and follows the dramatic fall caused by drinking and his subsequent rebirth as a successful businessman, family man, and pillar of the Aboriginal community.


[Reggie Leach] continues to be an amazing inspiration to Aboriginal youth across this country. He’s a point of pride for First Nations people in Canada and has opened the door to so many youth wanting not just to play the game of hockey but to succeed in a world that is often foreign and frightening to them.”– Joseph Boyden

About the author

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.

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