HERSHEY, Pa. – The HERSHEY BEARS, in conjunction with the Washington Capitals, announced today that the club has acquired forward Peter LeBlanc from the Chicago Blackhawks in exchange for forward Mathieu Beaudoin. The announcement was made by BEARS President/GM Doug Yingst.
LeBlanc, 24, has appeared in 34 games with the AHL’s Rockford IceHogs this season, and has recorded 12 points (four goals, eight assists). 2012-2013 was LeBlanc’s third season with the club. The 5-11, 200-pound native of Hamilton, ON is coming off of his best year on offense last season, in which he led the IceHogs with 24 goals and finished second with 44 points.
Prior to turning pro, LeBlanc finished a four-year career at the University of New Hampshire (HE), where he racked up 85 points (34 goals, 51 assists) in 153 career games.
LeBlanc was originally selected by the Blackhawks in the seventh round (186th overall) in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft.
Beaudoin, 28, was in his second stint with HERSHEY, having also played seven games with the club during 2007-2008. The 5-11, 178-pound native of Rock Forest, PQ appeared in 32 games this season and recorded 10 points (three goals, seven assists) along with a plus-six efficiency rating.
HERSHEY returns from the All-Star break to host the Manchester Monarchs on Saturday, February 2 at 7:00 PM. The game marks the start of Chocolate-Covered February, and all fans will receive candy upon exit courtesy of the HERSHEY Company. Tickets for this game and all HERSHEY BEARS home games are on sale at the GIANT Center box office, by calling (717) 508-BEAR, or online at TicketMaster.com.