20 Louis Leblanc
20 Louis Leblanc
Height: 6-0
Weight: 180
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Kirkland, Que.
High School: Kuper Academy
Position: Forward
Draft: Montreal Canadiens
Bats/Throws: Right

Selected in the first round (18th pick overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens ... First Quebec-born player drafted by the Canadiens in the first round since 1988 ... Signed a three-year contract with the Montreal Canadiens in July 2010.

Freshman (2009-10) Stats
Named Ivy League Rookie of the Year and finalist for ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Year ... Garnered All-Ivy League honorable mention and George Percy Award as Harvard's top rookie ... An ECAC Hockey All-Rookie and All-Academic selection ... ECAC Hockey Rookie of the Week (Jan. 18, Jan. 25) ... Led Crimson with 23 points and 11 goals, often skating with fellow Montreal-area natives Michael Biega and Alex Killorn ... Named the nation's No. 1 incoming forward in the Inside College Hockey ... A national preseason All-Rookie selection by Inside College Hockey ... Scored the tying goal with 2.3 seconds left in 3-3 draw at Rensselaer ... Recorded five goals, including all three game-winners, in three straight league games (Dec. 29-Jan. 18) ... Netted two goals each in consecutive wins against No. 5 Yale (Jan. 12) and Dartmouth (Jan. 18) ... Scored the game-winning goal on the power play against No. 8 Quinnipiac (Dec. 29) ... Set up Michael Biega's tying goal in the final minute of regulation in 3-3 tie against No. 19 Princeton (Nov. 14) ... Logged at least one point in each of his first five collegiate games and two points in each of his first two ... Had two assists at Colgate (Nov. 6) ... Recorded a goal and an assist and went 11-3 on faceoffs in collegiate debut at Dartmouth (Oct. 30).

Before Harvard
Named the United States Hockey League Rookie of the Year in 2008-09 after leading the Omaha Lancers with 28 goals and 59 points ... A USHL All-Star ... Helped Team Canada win the gold medal at the 2008 Ivan Hlinka Memorial tournament ... Member of Team Quebec at the 2008 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge and the 2007 Canada Winter Games ... Named the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League Most Valuable Player in 2007-08, when he led the league with 54 goals and 91 points, playing for the Lac St. Louis Lions ... Graduated from Kuper Academy in 2008, earning recognition as a top student in physics and chemistry.

Career Highs
Points - 2 five times, most recently one goal and one assist at Rensselaer, Jan. 23, 2010
Goals - 2 twice, most recently vs. Dartmouth, Jan. 18, 2010
Assists - 2 at Cornell, Nov. 7, 2009
Point Streak - 5 Oct. 30-Nov. 14, 2009

Career Stats

Season GP G A Points Shots Shot% Pen-Min +/- PPG SHG GWG
2009-10................ 31 11 12 23 101 .109 21-50 +2 3 0 3
TOTAL................... 31 11 12 23 101 .109 21-50 +2 3 0 3