CHICAGO - The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to terms with St. Cloud State's Drew LeBlanc on a one-year contract just hours after the forward won the Hobey Baker Award given to the nation's top college hockey player.
The Blackhawks announced the move on Friday.
LeBlanc had 13 goals and 37 assists in 42 games this season with St. Cloud State, helping lead the Huskies to their first Frozen Four appearance.
You get the right whistles at the right times, you can leave him out there. He's a beast when it comes to being on the ice. I thought [Saturday] he was a big man. That first period, he did that lateral cut and it was like three bowling pins bounced off him. There's not too many guys that can do that.
— Capitals coach Barry Trotz on Alex Ovechkin, who enters February tied for the NHL lead in goals