Friday in Pittsburgh, the NCAA awarded St. Cloud State forward Drew LeBlanc the prestigious Hobey Baker Memorial Award. LeBlanc beat out Boston College’s Johnny “Hockey” Gaudreau and Quinnipiac’s outstanding goaltender Eric Hartzell.
LeBlanc took home college hockey’s version of the Heisman with an impressive stat line of 13 goals and 37 assists. He was phenomenal all year for the Huskies and helped lead them to the Frozen Four.
Drew LeBlanc wins 2013 Hobey Baker Award #buccinailedit
— John Buccigross (@Buccigross) April 12, 2013
Senior forward Drew LeBlanc (Hermantown, MN) becomes St. Cloud State’s first ever Hobey Baker Award winner.
— Let’s Play Hockey (@LetsPlay_Hockey) April 12, 2013
However, LeBlanc’s day wasn’t done yet. About an hour after winning the award this happened:
— Chicago Blackhawks (@NHLBlackhawks) April 13, 2013
He wins the Hobey Baker Award, trends worldwide on Twitter, and than gets signed by the NHL President’s Trophy leading Chicago Blackhawks. What did you do today?