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.