Montreal Juniors’ Louis Leblanc was introduced today as a new member of the QMJHL club.
Marie-France Coallier, Gazette
• UPDATE: Leblanc enrols in school of hockey: Stubbs
In many ways, Louis Leblanc is the face of the Montreal Juniors of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League.
The Canadiens’ first-round selection in the 2009 entry draft, 18th overall, left Harvard on July 30 after one season of collegiate hockey and has moved to the Q.
Today, a few days after having opened eyes in Newfoundland at a world junior evaluation camp, Leblanc was one of a handful of new Juniors introduced at a Montreal news conference.
Leblanc spoke optimistically and eagerly about the season to come, and hopes he’ll be around the Canadiens’ pro camp long enough to see action in an exhibition game or two.
He’ll participate in the rookie camp that precedes the main camp in mid-September.
• Want to see Leblanc in an earlier sporting life? See below.
Louis Leblanc in 2002 as a member of the Lakeshore Cougars, competing in the North Shore Football League finals.
Gazette files, André Forget