Louis Leblanc was drafted in the first round of the 2009 draft by the Montreal Canadiens. He just completed his first season in the QMJHL. Once he recovers from off-season surgery, Leblanc should be a top-6 forward on the Hamilton Bulldogs this coming season.
He was held off the score sheet during this February 12th 3-2 win over Shawinigan, but displayed impressive puck-skills in both the offensive and defensive-zones. His only significant struggles came in the neutral-zone; where he lost 6 of 8 puck battles.
Leblanc had an overall grade of 73. His grade was well above average, and was a product of his puck skills. He completed 19 of 24 attempted passes, while completing 100% if his attempts to beat opposition players 1on1 (deaks).
Leblanc had an excellent overall risk/reward rating of 2.27. He was solid in both the offensive and defensive-zone. Leblanc's overall risk/reward is among the highest recorded thus far. Among forwards with better ratings, we find only 2011 drafted prospects Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and William Karlsson.
|EVENTS/ MIN||4.09||EVENTS/ MIN|
Offensive-zone Risk/ Reward
Despite being held off the score sheet, Leblanc had a phenomenal offensive-zone risk/reward rating. He won 65% of his offensive-zone puck-battles, completed 69% of his offensive-zone puck-battles, and was successful with all 9 of his attempts to beat opposing players 1on1 (deaks). Leblanc's o-zone rating was the highest ever recorded for junior-aged forwards.
|EVENTS/ MIN||2.59||EVENTS/ MIN|
Leblanc had a perfect rating in the defensive-zone. He won all 5 of his defensive-zone puck-battles, while completing all 5 of his d-zone pass-attempts.
|EVENTS/ MIN||0.45||EVENTS/ MIN|
Leblanc's lowest rating came in the neutral-zone. His biggest n-zone struggles came during puck-battles, as he won only 2 of 8 neutral-zone puck-battles. His neutral-zone rating was only saved by his 4 neutral-zone takeaways and 100% (3 for 3) passing success-rate.
|EV/ MIN||0.86||EVENTS/ MIN|
Raw data for February 12th, 2011 3-2 shootout win over Shawinigan
|SKI +||2||SKI +|
|PK DUMP+||PK DUMP+|
|PK DUMP-||PK DUMP-|
|PS THRU||4||PS THRU|
|OZ PS BL||2||OZ PS BL|
|POINTS X2||POINTS X2|