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Leo Koopmans
Position Forward
Shoots Left
6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
213 lb (97 kg)
Teams Heerenveen Flyers
Amsterdam Tigers
Nijmegen Tigers
GIJS Groningen
Born November 28 1953 (1953-11-28) (age 62),
Barrie, ON, CAN
Pro Career 1973 – 1987

Leo Donald Koopmans (born 28 November 1953) is a former Dutch international ice hockey forward. Koopmans played 13 seasons in the Eredivisie, becoming the league's top scorer for 1977-8. He was born in Barrie, Ontario. He played 20 times for the Netherlands including at the 1980 Winter Olympics.

A 196 cm, 97 kg forward, Koopmans first played in the Dutch top division with the Heerenveen Flyers in 1973. In 1975 he played for Tigers Amsterdam and for 1976-7 Nijmegen Tigers. Koopmans rejoined Heerenveen for 1977-8 and won the league's scoring title with 39 goals and 40 assists in 30 games. He remained with the Flyers until 1984, when he joined GIJS Groningen. He retired from top-level play in 1987.

Koopmans went scoreless in all 5 of the Netherlands games in Lake Placid as the team finished 8th. He played in two world championships. In 1981, the only time the country has competed in the contest's top tier, Koopmans scored 4 goals and an assist in 8 games. In Pool B in 1987, he scored 5 goals and collected 5 assists in 7 games.


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