Blackhawks Sign H'town Native Drew LeBlanc

By KBJR News 1

Blackhawks Sign H'town Native Drew LeBlanc

April 12, 2013 Updated Apr 12, 2013 at 6:15 PM CST

Chicago, IL (NNCNOW.com) --- The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms on a one-year contract with Hermantown, Minn. native Drew LeBlanc, the team announced on its official website on Friday evening.

The news came less than two hours after LeBlanc was named the 2013 winner of the Hobey Baker Award, given each year to the top player in NCAA Division I men's hockey.

LeBlanc finished the year with 13 goals and 37 assists for St. Cloud State University (SCSU), helping that team to its first-ever NCAA Frozen Four.

The former Hawks standout also became the first-ever player to be named the Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) player of the year and scholar-athlete of the year in the same season.

LeBlanc will report to Chicago and wear number 14 for the Blackhawks, according to the team's website. Chicago's next game is scheduled for April 14 at 11:30 a.m. on the road to St. Louis, with that game being shown locally on KBJR6 and Range 11.

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