Louis Leblanc was first assigned to the Bulldogs on October 5th as one of the final training camp cuts. Since then he’s made the trip back and fourth from the Bulldogs to the Canadiens seven times including four times the last eleven days.
On the Road Again – Oct. 5/2011- Leblanc assigned to Hamilton; Nov. 28-recalled by Canadiens; Jan.4/2012- assigned to Hamilton; Feb. 1 - Recalled by Canadiens; Feb. 27 – assigned to Hamilton; March 2 – recalled by Canadiens; March 7 – assigned to Hamilton; March 9 – recalled by Canadens.
From the Canadiens Communications Department -
MONTREAL – The Montreal Canadiens announced Friday that forward Louis Leblanc has been recalled from the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs. He will join the team in Vancouver and will be available for the Saturday, March 10 game against the Canucks.
Assigned to the Bulldogs on March 7, Leblanc posted 19 points (9 goals and 10 assists) in 27 games thus far with Hamilton this season. The 6’ and 184 lbs centre scored two of his goals on the powerplay. He added 99 shots on goal.
The 21-year old Pointe-Claire, Quebec native played 28 games with the Canadiens this season, including his first NHL game on November 30 against the Ducks in Anaheim. Leblanc recorded seven points (3 goals, 4 assists) including his first career NHL goal on December 15 against the Philadelphia Flyers. He registered 37 shots on goal and 46 hits, while playing an average of 10 minutes and 36 seconds per game.
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.