Louis Leblanc had a goal and four points through his first seven AHL games. (Photo by Andre Ringuette/NHLI via Getty Images)
Louis Leblanc knows what it means to be a rookie. The first year Hamilton Bulldog is playing with his fourth team in as many years and once again finds himself acclimating to a new city and team. The Pointe-Claire, Que., native spent the 2008-09 season with the Omaha Lancers of the United States League before heading off to Harvard where he played one year for the Crimson.
In an effort to bolster his development by playing more games, Leblanc left Harvard and joined the Montreal Juniors of the Quebec League last season. He had a strong campaign in Montreal under the watchful eye of the Canadiens, who drafted him 18th overall in 2009. Unfortunately, near the end of the year, Leblanc injured his shoulder and was forced to have surgery in the off-season. The injury delayed his pro debut, but did nothing to diminish his impact once he hit the ice in the American League.
Danielle Emanuele takes a closer look at perpetual rookie Louis Leblanc.
REPORTER: Danielle Emanuele | PRODUCER: Ted Cooper