9 Peter LeBlanc
9 Peter LeBlanc
Title: Captain
Birth Date: 2/3/88
Height: 5-10
Weight: 185
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Hamilton, Ontario
Position: F
Draft: Chicago
Team: Hamilton (OPJHL)
S/C: L
NHL Rights: CHI

2008-09: LeBlanc set benchmarks in goals (14) and assists (16) becoming one of four players to tally 30-plus points… One of eight Wildcats to play in all 38 games… Owned a +16 plus/minus rating… Had a pair of goals including the game-winner 45 seconds into overtime in a 6-5 overtime win over North Dakota in the NCAA Northeast Regional and had a helper in the Wildcats’ lone goal against BU in the regional finals…For his efforts at the NCAA’s LeBlanc was tabbed an All-Tournament honoree… Potted a team-high four game-winning goals, which ranked him in the top 20 nationally… Notched a point in 25 games and had five multi-point games.

2007-08: LeBlanc played in 37 of 38 games…Recorded a career-high 15 points (5g, 10a) for the ‘Cats…Had two games with multiple points…Netted goals Oct. 27 versus Colorado College, Nov. 3 versus Northeastern, Nov. 16 versus Northeastern, Dec. 16 versus Maine…Scored his final goal March 7 in a win versus Vermont that helped the Wildcats capture a program-best 19th win in Hockey East…Four of LeBlanc’s five goals came during conference play.

2006-07: In his freshman campaign, LeBlanc was the only Wildcat to skate in all 39 games...He tallied one goal and four assists for five points...In the first game of the season against Colorado College, LeBlanc was credited with his first assist as a Wildcat...On Jan. 19 he scored the game-winning goal, his first career goal for UNH, against UMass...Ranked fifth on the team with a .476 faceoff percentage.

Career Milestones: Career high: two points seven occasions; First assist: Oct. 20, 2006 vs Colorado College; First goal: Jan. 19, 2007 vs UMass.

Before UNH: LeBlanc skated with Hamilton Red Wings on the Ontario Provincial Junior Hockey League (OPJHL) from 2004-06...LeBlanc tallied 10 goals and 12 assists for 22 points in 20 games in 2005-2006 and 14-22-36 in 49 games in 2004-2005...He earned OPJHL Rookie of the Year honors with the Red Wings in ‘04-05 and was invited to the CJAHL All-Star game in 2006.

Personal: Born in Hamilton, Ontario on February 3, 1988 to Barbara and James LeBlanc...is a political science major...Shoots left...Lists his favorite athletes as Steve Yzerman and Mario Lemieux.

NHL Rights: LeBlanc was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks with the 186th pick in the seventh round of the 2006 NHL Draft.





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