Monday, November 28, 2011

Habs Press Release - Canadiens Recall Louis Leblanc

Habs call up Louis Leblanc

ANAHEIM -- The Montreal Canadiens announced Monday that forward Louis Leblanc has been recalled from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.

In his first season at the professional level, the 20-year old centerman ranks tied for second on the Bulldogs with four goals and 10 points in 14 games so far this season. Leblanc scored two of his goals on the powerplay and added 48 shots on goal.

The 6-foot, 184-pound Pointe-Claire native recorded 58 points (26 goals and 32 assists) along with 100 penalty minutes in 51 games with the QMJHL Montreal Junior in 2010-11.

The Canadiens’ first round selection, 18th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Leblanc signed a 3-year contract with the club on July 30, 2010.


Can't wait to see both Louis and Markov in the line-up together.

I have to admit that I don;t see Leblanc as a top notch 1st line prospect however his hockey IQ, his 2-way game, his ability to score should translate into a very good 2nd or 3rd liner.

What I like about his call-up as well is that he is not going to hurt you. He is extremely reliable defensively.

Should be fun to see him out there.

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