|Written by Derek LeBlanc|
May 2013 - Leblanc finished a tough year with just 16 points in 62 games for the Hamilton Bulldogs in the AHL. For those who are looking for positives, he did lead his club with 161 shots on goal and was one of three recipients of a team award for hardest working player. The upside is still there but at the age of 22 he must get back on track quickly to get back into the team’s plans in Montreal. Eric Daoust
March 2013 - Leblanc’s development has taken a step backwards with just 13 points in 46 games in the AHL. Gabriel Dumont and Mike Blunden have recently been called up to Montreal while Michael Bournival and Patrick Holland have also outplayed Leblanc this season so it is possible that we do not see him back in the NHL for a while. Eric Daoust
December 2012 – Injuries have limited Leblanc to only six games this season. He currently has produced three goals in those games, and his offence will be much needed as will his health. Leblanc will lineup as the team’s top center the rest of the season, and he will be depended upon to make up for the loss of Blake Geoffrion. Jason Banks
April, 2012- LeBlanc has been one of the few bright spots for Montreal this year. Injuries pushed the two-way center into the lineup and he has taken advantage of the opportunity. He spent most of the season on the third line as a checking forward and chipped in five goals and ten points. He is a reliable player with and without the puck and hasn’t looked out of place in his rookie season. He’s a lock to start the year in Montreal next year and his offensive numbers will improve as he gets more comfortable.
Fantasy Outlook: B+
He made big strides this season and could become a top six forward within the next few years.
LeBlanc’s first career NHL goal:
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|Last Updated on Saturday, 04 May 2013 23:08|