Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- John LeBlanc
Right-winger John Leblanc was a part time player for seven years in the 1980s and '90s. He was a dominant scorer in junior and university and also put up impressive totals in the AHL and IHL.

Born in Campbellton, New Brunswick, Leblanc played for the local Tigers in the NBSHL before spending the 1982-83 season at Mount Allison University. The next year he scored 39 goals for the QMJHL's Hull Olympiques before spending two years at the University of New Brunswick. After scoring 38 goals for UNB in 1985-86, he was named the Canadian University player of the year. A few days later, his fine season was capped by signing as a free agent with the Vancouver Canucks.

In 1986-87, he spent most his first pro season with the AHL's Fredericton Express then played 41 games for Vancouver the following season. He later joined the Edmonton Oilers and Winnipeg Jets as a part time player but continued to excel in the minors. In 1989-90, he led the AHL with 54 goals as a member of the Cape Breton Oilers and scored 48 times with the Moncton Hawks in 1992-93. He continued to toil effectively in the minors until retiring in 1998 after playing with the Utah Grizzlies.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1982-83 Mount Allison University AUAA 20 21 26 47 10
1983-84 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 69 39 35 74 32
1984-85 University of New Brunswick AUAA 24 25 32 57 24
1985-86 University of New Brunswick AUAA 24 38 26 64 34
1985-86 Canada Nat-Tm 3 1 1 2 0
1986-87 Vancouver Canucks NHL 2 1 0 1 0 +1
1986-87 Fredericton Express AHL 75 40 30 70 27
1987-88 Vancouver Canucks NHL 41 12 10 22 18 -12
1987-88 Fredericton Express AHL 35 26 25 51 54 15 6 7 13 34
1988-89 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 61 39 31 70 42
1988-89 Edmonton Oilers NHL 2 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
1988-89 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 3 4 0 4 0
1989-90 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 77 54 34 88 50 6 4 0 4 4
1990-91 Edmonton Oilers NHLMGNT
1991-92 Winnipeg Jets NHL 16 6 1 7 6 -6
1991-92 Moncton Hawks AHL 56 31 22 53 24 10 3 2 5 8
1992-93 Winnipeg Jets NHL 3 0 0 0 2 0
1992-93 Moncton Hawks AHL 77 48 40 88 29 5 2 1 3 6
1993-94 Winnipeg Jets NHL 17 6 2 8 2 -2
1993-94 Moncton Hawks AHL 41 25 26 51 38 20 3 6 9 6
1994-95 Winnipeg Jets NHL 2 0 0 0 0 0
1994-95 Springfield Indians AHL 65 39 34 73 32
1995-96 Orlando Solar Bears IHL 60 22 24 46 20
1995-96 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 16 12 11 23 4 5 0 2 2 14
1996-97 Fort Wayne Komets IHL 77 30 31 61 22
1997-98 Utah Grizzlies IHL 69 25 17 42 16 +8 2 0 0 0 2
1998-99
1999-00 Campbellton Tigers MJrHL
1999-00 Causapscal Forestiers QSPHL 2 4 1 5 0
2000-01 Causapscal Forestiers QSPHL 32 55 41 96 18 6 4 7 11 10
2000-01 Bakersfield Condors WCHL 9 6 3 9 2 3 0 0 0 0
NHL Totals 83 26 13 39 28 1 0 0 0 0


Canadian University Player of the Year (1986) Signed as a free agent by Vancouver, April 12, 1986. Traded to Edmonton by Vancouver with Vancouver's 5th round choice (Peter White) in 1989 Entry Draft for Doug Smith and Greg Adams, March 7, 1989.
Sat out entire 1990-91 season after failing to come to contract terms with Edmonton. Traded to Winnipeg by Edmonton with Edmonton's 10th round choice (Teemu Numminen) in 1992 Entry Draft for Winnipeg's 5th round choice (Ryan Haggerty) in 1991 Entry Draft, June 12, 1991.