Mar 22, 2013; Toronto, ON, Canada; Toronto Maple Leafs defenseman Michael Kostka (53) warms up before playing against the Boston Bruins at the Air Canada Centre. The Maple Leafs beat the Bruins 3-2. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

Chicago Blackhawks sign Drew LeBlanc, Michael Kostka, Theo Peckham

The Chicago Blackhawks announced Friday they have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with forward Drew LeBlanc and one-year deals with defensemen Michael Kostka and Theo Peckham.

LeBlanc, 24, signed a one-year contract with the Blackhawks on April 12 and made his National Hockey League debut in two regular-season games in 2012-13. Prior to joining the Blackhawks, LeBlanc registered 50 points (13G, 37A) in 42 games in his senior season at St. Cloud State of the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, en route to being named the 2013 Hobey Banker Memorial Award winner, awarded to the top NCAA hockey player.

LeBlanc led the Huskies to their first Frozen Four appearance in program history this season and became the first Huskie to be named to the All-WCHA First Team. The two-year captain also received the WCHA Outstanding Student-Athlete of the Year and Player of the Year honors.

Kostka, 27, played the 2012-13 in Toronto splitting time between the American Hockey League’s Marlies and its parent club Toronto Maple Leafs. He registered eight assists and 27 penalty minutes in 35 appearances for the Leafs. In AHL action he recorded 34 points (6G, 28A) in 35 regular-season games as well.

Peckham, 25, also split time between the AHL and NHL level in the Edmonton Oilers organization. He played in four games for the Oilers, recording six penalty minutes while having one assist in 29 penalty minutes in as many regular-season games with Oklahoma City.

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