Apr 12, 2013 at 5:42 pm
PITTSBURGH, Penn. (KNSI) - St. Cloud State Men's Hockey player Drew LeBlanc has been named the 2013 Hobey Baker Award winner, as the nation's top collegiate hockey player. The senior forward becomes the first ever Hobey Baker award winner in the history of St. Cloud State hockey.
This season LeBlanc was named WCHA First Team, Player of the Year and Student-Athlete of the Year. In the regular season the Hermantown native notched 37 assists to lead the nation and 50 total points. All of his accomplishments this season comes a year after severely breaking his leg in a game against Wisconsin.
LeBlanc was just the second Husky to ever be in the top three in the nation for the Hobey Baker Award, and is one of only a handful to crack the top ten.
Along with the Hobey Baker for LeBlanc individually, he and teammate Nick Jensen were both named First Team All-Americans Friday.
The announcements came Friday afternoon in Pittsburgh, the site of the 2013 NCAA Hockey Frozen Four. LeBlanc, Jensen and the Husky's run to the school's first ever Frozen Four ended Thursday with a 4-1 loss to Quinnipiac. The team is scheduled to fly home Friday night.
KNSI is proud to have once again served as the Home of Husky Hockey all season long during their incredible run to the Frozen Four.
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