The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Drew LeBlanc and on one-year contracts with defensemen Theo Peckham and Michael Kostka, the team announced Friday. No financial terms were disclosed.
LeBlanc, 24, made his NHL debut with Chicago by skating in two regular-season games after being signed by the club April 12. The 2013 Hobey Baker Award winner had 13 goals and an NCAA-leading 37 assists for 50 points with St. Cloud State, helping the Huskies to the first Frozen Four appearance in program history. He was named a West First-Team All-American. LeBlanc finished his college career with 42 goals and 147 points in 171 games.
Peckham, 25, split the 2012-13 season between the Edmonton Oilers and their American Hockey League affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons. He was scoreless with six penalty minutes in four games with Edmonton; he recorded one assist and 29 penalty minutes in four games with Oklahoma City. Peckham has four goals, 17 points and 388 penalty minutes in 160 NHL games, all with Edmonton, from 2007-13.
Kostka, 27, divided the 2012-13 season between the Toronto Maple Leafs and the AHL Toronto Marlies. He had eight assists and 27 penalty minutes in 35 regular-season games with the Maple Leafs during his first NHL season; he was scoreless in one Stanley Cup Playoff game. Kostka paced Marlies defensemen and ranked fifth on the club with 34 points (six goals) in 34 games. He has 37 goals and 183 points in 341 AHL games with five teams from 2007-13.
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