Monsters sign defenseman Olivier LeBlanc to one year contractJul 19, 2022
The Cleveland Monsters announced Tuesday that defenseman Olivier LeBlanc has been signed to a one-year, two-way AHL/ECHL contract for the 2022-23 season. LeBlanc supplied 0-1-1 with four penalty minutes and a -1 rating in 16 appearances for the Monsters last season and added 1-5-6 with six penalty minutes and a -9 rating in 19 appearances for the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings.
A 6’0”, 172 lb. left-shooting native of Quebec, QC, LeBlanc, 26, was originally selected by Columbus in the seventh round (197th overall) of the 2014 NHL Entry Draft and contributed 0-3-3 with 17 penalty minutes and a -1 rating in 28 career AHL appearances for Cleveland and the Belleville Senators spanning parts of two seasons from 2020-22.
Prior to his professional career, LeBlanc supplied 9-45-54 with 56 penalty minutes and a +21 rating in 85 appearances for the University of New Brunswick spanning three seasons from 2017-20, helping the school claim the 2017-18 and 2018-19 USports Championships and the 2018-19 USports University Cup Championship, earning a spot on the 2018-19 USports Second All-Star Team along the way. In 291 QMJHL appearances for the Saint John Sea Dogs and Cape Breton Screaming Eagles spanning five seasons from 2012-17, LeBlanc tallied 33-131-164 with 296 penalty minutes and a +14 rating. LeBlanc wore the captain’s “C” for Saint John in 2014-15 and Cape Breton in 2016-17.
Stay up to date on all Monsters news with the Monsters Mobile App presented by University Hospitals available to download at the Apple Store or Google Play Store. Be sure to follow the Monsters on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and TikTok.