Tuesday, August 27, 2013
Drew LeBlanc, 2013 Hobey Baker Award winner.
Hobey Baker Award winner Drew LeBlanc will hold a public meet-and-greet 4-6 p.m. Aug. 28 at the Herb Brooks National Hockey Center.
LeBlanc, who is signed with the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League, will visit, sign autographs and have his photo taken in the new atrium area on the south side of the arena.
Last spring LeBlanc became the first St. Cloud State student to earn the Hobey Baker Memorial Award, presented annually to the nation's outstanding NCAA Division I men's college hockey player. Criteria for the award include displaying outstanding skills in all phases of the game, strength of character on and off the ice, sportsmanship and scholastic achievements.
A two-year team captain, LeBlanc helped guide the Huskies to their first ever Frozen Four in 2013.
- View a photo gallery from the April 12 Hobey Baker ceremony
- Read a story about LeBlanc earning the Hobey Baker
He finished the year leading the nation in assists (37) and was seventh in points (50), just three points from the top. LeBlanc scored 13 goals including three on the power play and three that proved to be game winners in the 42 games he played in 2012-13.
LeBlanc attained a first in the 52-year history of the Western Collegiate Hockey Conference (WCHA), earning the Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year and the Player of the Year awards.
LeBlanc was named to the CCM Division I Men's Hockey All-American squad as a First Team West selection at forward. He was named the 2013 Premier Player of College Hockey, was a Sports Illustrated College Athlete of the Year Finalist, and was nominated by ESPN for the Male College Athlete of the Year ESPY.
A four-time All-Academic student and WCHA Scholar Athlete, LeBlanc was named to the 2013 Capital One Academic All-America Division I men's at-large team second team.
LeBlanc helped the team win its first NCAA regional championship in 2013 and he also helped St. Cloud State gain its first WCHA regular season championship.
Fans interested in becoming men's Husky Hockey season ticket holders may pick their own seats at Select-A-Seat Days, noon to 6 p.m. Aug. 27-28.
For more information contact the Athletic Ticket Office at 1-877-SCSUTIX, 320-308-2137 or email@example.com.
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