Skip to main content

Headlines

Montreal Canadiens call up top prospect Louis Leblanc for west coast trip

NHL.com @NHL

ANAHEIM, Calif. - The Montreal Canadiens have called up top prospect Louis Leblanc to replace suspended forward Max Pacioretty.

The 20-year-old centre ? the Canadiens' first-round selection, 18th overall, in the 2009 NHL draft ? is expected to make his NHL debut Wednesday when Montreal visits the Ducks in Anaheim.

The Pointe-Claire, Que., native has 10 points (four goals, six assists) in 14 games with the American Hockey League's Hamilton Bulldogs.

Pacioretty was suspended three games for a head shot on Pittsburgh's Kris Letang. Pacioretty caught Letang with a shoulder to the head, leaving the Penguins player with a broken nose.

Leblanc had 58 points (26-32) and 100 penalty minutes in 51 games last season with the Montreal Juniors of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.

View More

The NHL uses cookies, web beacons, and other similar technologies. By using NHL websites or other online services, you consent to the practices described in our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service, including our Cookie Policy.