MONTREAL (January 4, 2012) – The Montreal Canadiens announced Wednesday night that forward Louis Leblanc has been assigned to the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.
Recalled from the Bulldogs on November 28, the 6’0'' and 184 lbs centre played 14 games with the Canadiens since being called up, including his first NHL game on November 30 against the Ducks in Anaheim. Leblanc recorded five points (2 goals, 3 assists) including his first career NHL goal on December 15 against the Philadelphia Flyers. He registered 16 shots on goal, 17 hits and displayed a +2 plus/minus differential, while playing an average of 9 minutes and 54 seconds per game.
The 20-year old Pointe-Claire, Quebec native posted 10 points (4 goals and 6 assists) in 14 games thus far with the Bulldogs this season. Leblanc scored two of his goals on the powerplay. He added 48 shots on goal.
The Canadiens’ first round selection, 18th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Leblanc signed a 3-year contract with the Club on July 30, 2010.
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