For the vast majority of NHL prospects, playing in the American Hockey League is a time to learn.
For Rockford IceHogs center Drew LeBlanc, it's also a time to teach.
Just seven weeks into his rookie season, the 24-year-old has already become a regular at community appearances for the IceHogs, the top development team of the NHL's Chicago Blackhawks. Most recently, he has reached out to begin tutoring students in math at a Rockford-area middle school.
"For me, it's kind of selfish because I like teaching and I like being around kids," LeBlanc said. "Honestly, it was just something that I've wanted to do and be a part of.