Foxboro, MA- Chris LeBlanc, a 6’4”, 205-pound forward from the South Shore Kings, has committed to Merrimack for next fall.
LeBlanc, a 9/12/93 birthdate, has been flying under the radar for the last four years, playing at Winthrop (MA) High School. Winthrop’s head coach is Dale Dunbar, a Winthrop native who went on to play defense at BU, as well as some minor pro (and a few NHL games). Dunbar has also coached in the OHL, worked as a Division I assistant, and is an agent.
“Dale sold him to me,” says South Shore head coach Scott Harlow. “I took him and he had a good summer camp with us and a good start and (Merrimack head coach) Mark Dennehy jumped on him. (LeBlanc) has unbelievable offensive ability, great vision, and can really shoot it for a big guy. He’s kind of a late bloomer. Coming from Winthrop High he wasn’t exactly on the map. He’s kind of an unknown. But even the NHL scouts are watching now.”
Harlow has LeBlanc centering South Shore’s top line, with Chicago Blackhawks third round pick Chris Calnan on his wing. Neither has great numbers so far in the young season. In five games, LeBlanc has an 1-0-1 line, while Calnan is 0-1-1.
Harlow also wanted to announce that Nobles senior goalie Connor Maher, who recently committed to Brown for the fall of ’14, will be playing for South Shore next season.
-Courtesy of South Shore Kings