Leblanc selected to Team Canada
A Pointe-Claire native and one time Harvard student, Leblanc was listed by Team Canada head-coach, Dave Cameron, as a healthy scratch during the team’s final exhibition game. Leblanc sat along with seven other roster selections as Cameron made use of the opportunity to evaluate the remaining players
While a berth in the World Junior Championships may not guarantee a player success in the NHL, it certainly doesn’t hurt. Of the 12 Canadian-born players listed on the Habs’ roster, nine have represented their country in the tournament, notably P.K. Subban, Carey Price, Tom Pyatt, Dustin Boyd, Benoit Pouliot, Alexandre Picard, Josh Gorges, Michael Cammalleri and Alex Auld. With the exception of 2010 and 2003 the Canadiens’ organization has had at least one prospect in the tournament every year since 2001.
Justin Fragapane is a writer for canadiens.com.
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