Canadiens request Leblanc’s attendance

bulldogsHamilton Bulldogs forward Louis Leblanc has been recalled by the Montreal Canadiens.

Leblanc has split this season between Hamilton of the American Hockey League and Montreal of the National Hockey League. In 36 games with Hamilton, the 6’0”, 190-pound forward has 20 points (nine goals, 11 assists) and 30 penalty minutes. In five games with Montreal, the Pointe-Claire, Quebec native has recorded no points and two penalty minutes.

In 62 regular season games with Hamilton last season, the 22-year-old recorded 18 points (10-8) and 53 penalty minutes. He was selected by the Canadiens in the first round (18th overall) in the 2009 National Hockey League Entry Draft.

Hamilton’s next game is scheduled for Friday (Jan. 24), when they will host the Toronto Marlies, 7:30 p.m. at Copps Coliseum.