Important trade between Edmundston and Miramichi

EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick – The Edmundston Blizzard pulled off a major coup in the final stretch of the season by acquiring scoring ace Dominic LeBlanc on Saturday afternoon.

To get him, the Blizzard had to part with excellent defenseman Tim Porter, the rights to Connor Foston, three draft picks (3rd in 2024, 5th in 2024 and 2nd in 2025) plus future considerations.

A native of Shediac, 20-year-old LeBlanc played all 114 of his MHL games with the Grand Falls Rapids, with whom he collected 69 goals and 69 assists for 138 points. This season, his record was 17 goals and 10 assists in 23 games. On December 7, the Rapids traded LeBlanc to the Miramichi Timberwolves in return for three players and two draft picks. Unable to agree on LeBlanc’s coming to Miramichi, the Timberwolves were looking to trade him before the January 10 deadline, hoping to bring back a good quality of players they had been forced to give up to Grand Falls.

As for Porter, 20, of Lower Onslow, N.S., he has been a great asset to the Blizzard. In 71 games with the Blizzard over two seasons, he tallied 11 goals and 19 assists for 30 points. He still holds the record for most goals by an Edmundston defenseman with 8 in 2022-2023.

LeBlanc’s arrival will enable coach Simon Olivier to count on an even more diversified and productive attack.

Blizzard management welcomes Dominic LeBlanc and wishes Tim Porter all the best.

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Tim Porter and Dominic LeBlanc. Photos archives Percy Picard

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Contact: Hugues Chiasson, vice-president communications – The Edmundston Blizzard; (506) 740-0623 – cell phone