The Montreal Canadiens have drafted young Quebec native Louis Leblanc with their first round pick, eighteenth overall. Leblanc is a strong centreman currently playing for the Omaha Lancers of the USHL with QMJHL rights held by the Chicoutimi Sagueneens.
I personally like this pick, very much. Leblanc is a solid young player with lots of room for improvement and he’ll likely play a fairly major role on the team in a few years. And he’s a Quebecois, not a bad thing for team image considering our limbo state following last season.
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