Height: 6' 2", Weight: 220 pounds
Born: 6.4.85 Levis, Quebec
|How he arrived: Via Entry Draft
How he left: Traded to the Calgary Flames for Flames' 5th round pick in the 2012 E.D., 7.14.11
How he returned: Signed as a free agent from the Pittsburgh Penguins, 9.8.15
How he left again: Signed as a free agent with the Tampa Bay Lightning, 7.1.16
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
If you know nothing else about Leblond besides that that's a long-ass name he has there (Some of us have already
started referring to him as PL3.), then know that he's one tough mo-fo. He racked up the PIMs in his short time in the
system, playing for both Trenton and Lowell in the last 2 years.
In camp, he really impressed Brent Sutter with his play. He didn't just goon it up. He played responsibly in all 6
preseason games that he took part in.
He started in Lowell still, but an injury to Bobby Holik allowed him to come back, and he picked up where he left off in
the preseaon, even going so far as to earning his first NHL point in his first game against the Dallas Stars.
He made the team out of camp in 09-10 and had been rotating into the lineup onto the fourth line early in the season.
Later that season, he gained a reputation of "going the distance" in fights in the same vain as Cam Janssen. Oddly
enough, the fight where he gained it was against Cam Janssen when the St. Louis Blues came to town.
Near the end of a game against the Washington Capitals at the start of the 10-11 season, fights were breaking out, it was
that one-sided. Leblond also got into the act, but he tried to pick one with, of all people, Marcus Johansson, a rookie
who had no interest in dropping the gloves. On the fight, he also got an extra two minutes for an instigator. Being that
this happened in the last 5 minutes of the game, he also received an automatic one-game suspension from it. That was
pretty much the beginning of the end for him, as he was waived and sent to Albany later in the week despite Lou
Lamoriello's insistence that the incident has nothing to do with his relegation. (To be fair, why admit it publicly and hurt
his trade value?)
While with the Flames, it didn't take long for the league to come calling again; he checked Canucks' player Matt
Clackson from behind in a preseason game. In game, he got 2 and a 10-minute misconduct. After it, he was given a
5-game suspension. After time served plus playing in 3 games, he finished the season in Abbotsford.
Since then, with the exception of one game as a Penguin, he's been a career journeyman AHLer. Yup, that Johansson
incident was not worth it in the end, alright.
|Entry Draft: 2004 Seventh Round Pick (216th overall) by the
New Jersey Devils
|Playoff Statistics with the Franchise