Thread: Louis Leblanc
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02-08-2012, 02:58 PM
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Originally Posted by Mathradio View Post
Or rather:

Brayden Schenn: 5th overall pick in 2009... 8 points in 25 games
Nazem Kadri: 7th overall pick in 2009... 6 points in 19 games
Louis Leblanc: 18th overall pick in 2009... 7 points in 18 games
That's just on a per game basis with Leblanc having a bunch of low ice-time games to start. Plus Kadri got power play points while Leblanc's were all gotten the hard way at even strength

Even strength scoring rates for 2009 draft 1st round forwards (Exclude Taveres, Duchene, Kane as far ahead of the pack)
Per 60 minute ES scoring:

Leblanc: 2.31
Johansson: 1.76
Caron: 1.49
Kassian: 1.32
Kadri: 1.29
Schenn: 1.26
Palmeiri: 1.04
Josefson: 0.80
MPS: 0.48

Now, this is over a short period of time so you shouldn't take this to mean Leblanc is head and shoulders better than these guys (if he was he'd be doing better in the AHL this year). But at the very least this demonstrates that Leblanc is just as good as any of his peers in the NHL except for the 3 established stars from the top of the draft.

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