The following article featuring Harvard forward Louis Leblanc appeared June 2 on the Montreal Gazette Web site.
BY PAT HICKEY
MONTREAL — Louis Leblanc was the centre of attention as the Montreal Canadiens opened the first of two development camps in Brossard, Que., Tuesday but the team’s top draft choice last June shed little light on his future plans.
“Right now, I’m here at camp and I’m enjoying my time here with my buddy Danny Kristo,” the 19-year-old from Pointe Claire, Que., said after a two-hour on-ice session. “I’m working hard and it’s going to be a good week to get better as a hockey player. That’s all I’m thinking about right now.”
Leblanc recently completed his freshman year at Harvard University and there has been speculation that he will abandon the halls of academe to pursue his NHL dreams at either the major junior or American Hockey League level. Leblanc said he is keeping his options open but he sounded like someone who’s content to spend another year in university.