NEWARK, N.J. – The New Jersey Devils of the National Hockey League announced that they have re-signed forward Pierre-Luc Letourneau-Leblond.
Letourneau-Leblonde became the 361st player to play in the NHL after playing in the ECHL when he made his debut against Dallas in a 5-0 win on Dec. 4, 2008. He was named the Third Star of the game after recording an assist, a blocked shot, a hit and a plus-minus rating of +1 in 8:41 of playing time. The 24 year old had one assist and 22 penalty minutes in eight games for New Jersey while also playing in the American Hockey League where he had 10 points (5g-5a) and 216 penalty minutes in 60 games for Albany.
He played in the ECHL with Trenton in 2006-07 and 2007-08 and had 14 points (4g-10a) and 229 penalty minutes in 58 regular season games and 15 penalty minutes in four Kelly Cup playoff games. He also played in the AHL where he had six points (3g-3a) and 130 penalty minutes in 40 regular season games for Lowell.
The New Jersey Devils own and operate Trenton which serves as the ECHL affiliate for New Jersey and Lowell. The Premier ‘AA’ Hockey League, the ECHL has affiliations with 26 of the 30 teams in the NHL, marking the 12th consecutive season that the league has had affiliations with at least 20 teams in the NHL.