ARLINGTON, Va. – The Washington Capitals have recalled center Peter LeBlanc from the Hershey Bears of the American Hockey League (AHL), vice president and general manager George McPhee announced today.
LeBlanc, 26, registered 28 points (12 goals, 16 assists) in 65 games with Hershey this season. The 5’10”, 204-pound center ranks eighth among Bears skaters in goals this season and tied for eighth on the team in points. LeBlanc has recorded 132 points (60 goals, 72 assists) in 261 career AHL games with Rockford and Hershey.
LeBlanc spent four years at the University of New Hampshire (Hockey East), registering 85 points (34 goals, 51 assists) in 153 games. The Hamilton, Ont., native was drafted by the Chicago Blackhawks in the seventh round, 186th overall, in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft. The Capitals acquired LeBlanc from Chicago in exchange for Matt Beaudoin on Jan. 31, 2013. LeBlanc will wear No. 64 with Washington.