Habs Top 25 Under 25: #6 Louis Leblanc
James Mirtle had an interesting numbers crunch this morning, showing how hard it is for an NHL'er to win the Stanley Cup. James' stats show what a small percentage of players playing at least on NHL game get to hoist the 33 pound mug. That got me wondering how many first round picks get to snuggle up to Lord Stanley's chalice?
With his gifts of size, a scoring touch, leadership and improving speed and quickness, Peter Holland fits the bill in regard to the Canadiens greatest area of need.
Leblanc was the only midget player to be invited to the U-18 National Camp in 2008. His play has been described as "a gritty style that has caught many scouts’ attention. He loves to play in front of the net and crease area where he nags the goaltender and draws penalties."
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