H'town's LeBlanc Makes NHL Debut, CHI Wins

By KBJR News 1

H'town's LeBlanc Makes NHL Debut, CHI Wins

April 24, 2013 Updated Apr 25, 2013 at 11:18 AM CDT

Edmonton, Alberta (NNCNOW.com) --- Hermantown, Minn. native Drew LeBlanc made his professional debut with the Chicago Blackhawks, firing three shots on goal as his team earned a 4-1 win over Edmonton.

LeBlanc's first NHL shift featured a goal scored against his team, coming after the former Hermantown star battled in the corner and came to the high slot to try and block a shot.

Because he wasn't on the ice for one of his team's four goals, LeBlanc finished the game with a minus-one rating, but he did log 12:12 of ice time for the Blackhawks in the win.

The victory also clinched the Presidents' Trophy for Chicago, with that being given out each year to the team with the most points in the regular season.

LeBlanc is not eligible to play for Chicago in the postseason, so his last two chances to play will come April 26 against Calgary and April 27 against St. Louis.

Posted by Zach Schneider
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