|6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
215 lb (98 kg)
|NHL Team (P)
Abbotsford Heat (AHL)
New Jersey Devils
|Born||June 4, 1985,|
Lévis, QC, CAN
|NHL Draft||216th overall, 2004|
New Jersey Devils
|Pro Career||2004 – present|
Pierre-Luc "PL3" Létourneau-Leblond (born June 4, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger in the Calgary Flames organization of the National Hockey League. He plays a physical game and is known as a agitator and a fighter.
Playing career[edit | edit source]
Following his rookie season in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar, Leblond was selected 216th overall in the 2004 NHL Entry Draft by the New Jersey Devils. He returned to Baie-Comeau for a second season before turning professional in 2005–06, splitting the season between Adirondack Frostbite of the United Hockey League (UHL) and the Albany River Rats of the American Hockey League (AHL). Leblond continued to play with the Devils' minor league affiliates until being called up to the NHL during the 2008–09 season. After an injury to forward Bobby Holik, he made his NHL debut on October 22, 2008, and registered an assist on a David Clarkson goal during a 5-0 victory over the Dallas Stars. Leblond dressed for eight Devils games during the season, registering the lone assist, as well as 22 penalty minutes.
At the beginning of 2009-10, Leblond signed a contract worth $1.575 million over three seasons. He played in a career-high 27 NHL games with the Devils, notching two assists. During the season, he also played five games in the AHL. Leblond began the 2010–11 season with the Devils. On October 9, 2010, in the final period of a 7-2 loss, Leblond attempted to fight Washington Capitals rookie Marcus Johansson. The fight took place with 4 minutes and 17 seconds remaining in the third period; Leblond was charged with an instigator penalty resulting in an automatic one-game suspension. Two days later, the Devils placed Leblond on waivers; after clearing, he was assigned to the Albany Devils. In 64 AHL games, he recorded 13 points (8 goals and 5 assists) and 334 penalty minutes.
On July 14, 2011, Leblond was traded to the Calgary Flames for a fifth-round selection in the 2012 NHL Entry Draft. During his pre-season debut with the Flames, he received a two-minute penalty and ten-minute misconduct for hitting Vancouver Canucks forward Matt Clackson into the boards from behind. Following the game, he was suspended five games by the league, costing him $6,402.44 in salary, which was allocated to the NHL Players Association's Emergency Assistance Fund.
Career statistics[edit | edit source]
|2005–06||Albany River Rats||AHL||27||1||1||2||130||—||—||—||—||—|
|2008–09||New Jersey Devils||NHL||8||0||1||1||22||—||—||—||—||—|
|2009–10||New Jersey Devils||NHL||27||0||2||2||48||5||0||0||0||10|
|2010–11||New Jersey Devils||NHL||2||0||0||0||21||—||—||—||—||—|
References[edit | edit source]
- Brodeur notches 98th shutout as Devils break out offense vs. Stars. cbssports.com (2008-10-22). Retrieved on 2009-05-02.
- Devils host Wolf Pack Friday. Albany Devils (2010-10-14). Retrieved on 2010-10-14.
- "Letourneau-Leblond suspended five games for boarding", The Sports Network, 2011-09-22. Retrieved on 2011-09-22.
[edit | edit source]
- Pierre-Luc Létourneau-Leblond's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
- Pierre-Luc Létourneau-Leblond's NHL player profile
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