The Chicago Blackhawks have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Drew LeBlanc (la-BLAH) and on one-year contracts with defensemen Theo Peckham (PEHK-uhm) and Michael Kostka (KAWST-ka). LeBlanc, 24, made his National Hockey League debut with Chicago in 2012-13, skating in two regular-season games after being signed by the club on April 12. The 2013 Hobey Baker Memorial Award winner registered 50 points (13G, 37A) in 42 games this season with St. Cloud State of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, helping lead the Huskies to their first Frozen Four appearance in program history. He was named a West First Team All-American after leading the nation in assists and tying for seventh in overall scoring. LeBlanc set career highs in points, goals and assists, and tied his career-best in game-winning goals with three. LeBlanc tallied 147 points (42G, 105A) in 171 career games at St. Cloud State. He was named to the 2013 All-WCHA First Team and, for the first time in the 52-year history of the WCHA, was named Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year and Player of the Year. LeBlanc, a two-year team captain for the Huskies, was a four-time Academic All-WCHA nominee and was named the 2012 WCHA Scholar Athlete recipient.
Blackhawks agree to terms with LeBlanc, Peckham and Kostka
NHL.com | Jul 20