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Former Blackhawk, Hobey Baker winner Drew LeBlanc signs in Germany

The first Hobey Baker winner from St. Cloud State is on his way to Deutsche Eishockey Liga.

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Drew LeBlanc is headed to Augsburg, Germany.

LeBlanc, a former Chicago Blackhawk, has agreed to an one-year contract with the Augsburger Panther of Germany's Deutsche Eishockey Liga, the club announced Friday.

LeBlanc was signed by the Blackhawks shortly after he was named the 2013 Hobey Baker winner as the top player in NCAA hockey. He made his NHL debut April 24, 2013 against the Edmonton Oilers, and would only play one more game against the St. Louis Blues three nights later. He was held scoreless in both games.

The centerman became an unrestricted free agent July 1, 2013, and the 18 days later he signed a two-year contract with the Hawks. He spent the next two seasons playing for the Hawks' AHL affiliate Rockford IceHogs, where he tallied 11 goals and 17 assists in 117 games. He scored just four goals and six points in 41 games this past season.

Prior to his collegiate career at St. Cloud State, he played for the Chicago Steel of the United States Hockey League. He scored 19 goals and 59 points during 72 games across two seasons.

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