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Sting acquire Leblanc twins from Icedogs in exchange for future picks

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The Sarnia Sting have acquired twin brothers Andrew and Jacob LeBlanc from the Niagara IceDogs in exchange for a 14th and 15th round pick in 2024 as well as a sixth round pick in 2025 and a fifth round pick in 2027.

Andrew LeBlanc. (Photo by Natalie Shaver/OHL Images)

The Port Colborne, Ontario natives were both originally selected by the Kitchener Rangers in the 2020 Ontario Hockey League (OHL) Priority Selection before being acquired together by Niagara ahead of the 2022-23 season.

“Andrew and Jacob are two players we had some great reports on coming out of U16,” said Sting general manager Dylan Seca. “We believe both will contribute on and off the ice.”

Standing at 5’11, 176 pounds, Andrew LeBlanc was originally selected with the Ranger’s 17th overall pick.

The left-shooting forward followed up his rookie season where he tallied six goals and 19 assists through 57 games played with a 13 goal, 20 assist performance in the same number of games for the IceDogs.

Jacob LeBlanc. (Photo by Natalie Shaver/OHL Images)

Jacob, a 6’0, 180 pound right-shot defenceman, was selected in the third round, 42nd overall.

Through 66 games played this season, the former Southern Tier Admiral tallied 4 goals and 23 assists for a total of 27 points.

“It’s a perfect opportunity to play within a structure that will allow them to reach their potential,” Seca added. “Andrew is a smart player who has touch around the net and Jacob has shown he can contribute on both sides of the puck.”

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