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BLOG: LaLeggia earns player of the month honours

by Chris Wescott / Edmonton Oilers

Oilers prospect and University of Denver defenceman Joey LaLeggia has been named the NCHC's Co-Player of the Month for January.

In 10 games last month, LaLeggia recorded 10 points (3-7-10), which included two game-winning goals.

LaLeggia leads all NCHC defencemen in scoring (22 points), shots on goal (89) and game-winning goals (3), according to a Pioneers press release.

LaLeggia was selected by the Oilers in the fifth round of the 2012 NHL draft.

The 5-foot-10, 185 pound LaLeggia is a candidate for the Hobey Baker Award. You can vote for him at

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