Hermantown's LeBlanc makes NHL debut with Blackhawks


Less than two weeks after winning the Hobey Baker Award, St. Cloud State’s Drew LeBlanc made his professional debut last night for the Chicago Blackhawks, the Duluth News Tribune reports.

LeBlanc, a native of Hermantown, Minn., centered Patrick Kane and Patrick Sharp on Chicago's top line, as the Blackhawks won, 4-1. LeBlanc, however, didn't score a goal or an assist. He was on the ice for 12 minutes, with three shots on goal.

"It was a blast," LeBlanc told the Blackhawks' official website after the game. "I got some chances ... and that's all you really can ask for."

LeBlanc signed with Chicago after the Huskies were eliminated from college hockey’s Frozen Four earlier this month.

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