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Chris LeBlanc Officially Becomes NHL Free Agent

Chris LeBlanc officially became an unrestricted free agent on Tuesday morning (Aug. 15 at midnight). LeBlanc was selected by the Ottawa Senators in the sixth round of the 2013 NHL Entry Draft. Under the NHL’s Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Senators had until August 15 following his senior season to sign him to a contract.

LeBlanc finished his Merrimack career this past March, appearing in 113 games and scoring 48 points (22 goals, 26 assists). LeBlanc scored a career-high 15 points as a senior (5 goals, 10 assists) and signed with the Senators’ AHL affiliate, the Binghamton Senators, following the completion of Merrimack’s season. LeBlanc appeared in six AHL games and finished the season with the Wichita Thunder (ECHL), notching five assists in seven games.

LeBlanc is now free to sign with any team, in any league.

Mike McMahon is in his 12th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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