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Hobey winner Drew LeBlanc signs with the Chicago Blackhawks

The St. Cloud State forward scored 50 points and led the Huskies to the school's first Frozen Four appearance.

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Normally signing a NHL contract is a big deal. For St. Cloud State fifth-year senior forward Drew LeBlanc, it isn't even the biggest news Friday involving him.

LeBlanc, who won the 2013 Hobey Baker Award earlier in the day, signed a one-year contract with the Chicago Blackhawks according to the team.

This comes one day after the 6'0", 195 lbs undrafted free agent completed his collegiate career with a 4-1 loss to Quinnipiac in the Frozen Four semifinals.

Chicago gets another playmaker to add to their organization in LeBlanc, who attended Minnesota's prospect development camp last summer and has come a long way from where he was this time last season.

The 23 year-old LeBlanc made the most of his fifth year with the Huskies, granted after a broken leg cost him all but 10 games in 2011-2012. Besides winning the Hobey Baker Award, he scored 50 points (leading the nation with 37 assists) en route to St. Cloud State's first MacNaughton Cup and Frozen Four appearance in school history

Additionally, LeBlanc was the first player in WCHA history to be named both the conference's Player of the Year and Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year.

Drew will report to the Blackhawks and wear number 14.


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