H'town's LeBlanc Inks 2-Year Deal with CHI

By KBJR News 1

H'town's LeBlanc Inks 2-Year Deal with CHI

July 19, 2013 Updated Jul 19, 2013 at 7:33 PM CDT

Chicago, IL (NNCNOW.com) --- Hermantown, Minn. native Drew LeBlanc has signed a two-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks, the team officially announced on Friday evening.

LeBlanc had signed a one-year deal with Chicago this past April following his senior season at St. Cloud State, but he played in two NHL games near the end of the regular season and thus became a restricted free agent.

The former Huskies standout won the 2013 Hobey Baker Memorial Award as the most outstanding player in NCAA Division I men's hockey, that after scoring 50 points while leading St. Cloud State to the regular season Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) championship and the NCAA Frozen Four.

The 24-year-old finished his collegiate career with 42 goals and 105 assists in 171 games for the Huskies, and he also became the first player to ever be named the WCHA player and scholar-athlete of the year in the same season.

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