Hermantown, MN (NNCNOW.com) --- It's safe to call this 2012-13 hockey season a comeback year for Hermantown, Minn. native Drew LeBlanc, who broke his leg in two places just 10 games into last season for St. Cloud State University (SCSU).
That ended what was supposed to be LeBlanc's senior season, but instead of calling it a career, he took a medical redshirt and returned to the Huskies.
"I didn't want to go out that way," LeBlanc said. "I don't think anyone thinks about playing 10 games, getting hurt, and sitting around watching your team playing the rest of the year.
I feel like I missed out on a lot last year," LeBlanc continued. "I wanted to come back and prove I want to be part of this program and be a part of it when it went to new heights."
LeBlanc has 13 goals and 37 assists this season for SCSU and has been named one of three finalists for the 2013 Hobey Baker Award, given each year to the top player in NCAA men's college hockey.
This year's Hobey Baker presentation will be on April 12 in Pittsburgh, with the NCAA championship game to be played the next day on April 13.