Louis Leblanc will have dressing-room company on the West Coast.
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From the Canadiens late tonight:
The Canadiens announced tonight that forward Louis Leblanc has been recalled from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs.
In his first season at the professional level, the 20-year old centreman ranks tied for second on the Bulldogs scoring list with 10 points (4 goals and 6 assists) in 14 games thus far this season. Leblanc scored two of his goals on the power play and added 48 shots on goal.
The 6-foot, 184-pound native of Kirkland, Que., recorded 58 points (26 goals and 32 assists) along with 100 penalty minutes in 51 games with the QMJHL Montreal Junior in 2010-11.
The Canadiens’ first round selection, 18th overall in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Leblanc signed a 3-year contract with the Club on July 30, 2010.