Jerome Leduc (D)
Buffalo Sabresâ€™ third-round selection (68th overall) in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. Re-signed a one-year, two-way NHL contract with Buffalo on July 16, 2015.
2014-15: Completed his third season with the Rochester Americans (AHL), capturing career-highs in goals (6), assists (19) and points (25) while being the only Amerk to appear in all 76 gamesâ€¦ More than doubled his offensive totals from the 2013-14 campaign in every categoryâ€¦ The winner of the Rob Zabelny Unsung Hero Award as voted on by members of the Rochester mediaâ€¦ Recorded 19 points (3+16) over the final 31 games of the season to finish third in scoring among team defensemenâ€¦ Closed out the season with an assist at Adirondack on 4/19, finishing the year as the only Amerks to appear in all 76 gamesâ€¦ Picked up an assist and posted a team-high 17 PIM at Toronto on 4/11â€¦ Notched two assists, including the primary helper on Evan Rankinâ€™s game-winning overtime goal, and was +2 against Hamilton on 3/27â€¦ Posted a season-long four-game point streak (2+4) from 2/20 to 2/25â€¦ Recorded a goal for the second straight game against Syracuse on 2/25, marking the first time in his pro career he scored a goal in consecutive gamesâ€¦ Matched a career-high with three points (1+2) and scored the game-winning goal, a shorthanded tally, in a 5-1 win at Lake Erie on2/24â€¦ Had a three-game point streak (1+3) from 2/08 to 2/13â€¦ Notched two assists against Adirondack on 2/13â€¦ Set a new career-high with his fourth goal of the season in a 2-1 win at Utica on 2/11â€¦ Recorded an assist and was +3 at Milwaukee on 2/08â€¦ Collected an assist in a 3-2 win at Chicago on 2/03â€¦ Matched his career-high with his third goal of the season at Texas on 1/14â€¦ Collected an assist and finished +2 against Lake Erie on 1/09â€¦ Was +2 against Iowa on 1/02â€¦ Scored his second goal of the season in a 4-1 win over Syracuse on 12/31â€¦ Scored his first goal of the season and added an assist in a 3-0 win at Syracuse on 10/31â€¦ Appeared in his 100th AHL game in the 6-1 season-opening win over Adirondack on 10/10
2013-14: Finished his second season in Rochester with 10 points on three goals and seven assists in 51 regular-season gamesâ€¦ Added four points (1+3) in eight appearances for the ECHLâ€™s Gwinnett Gladiatorsâ€¦ Notched one assist in four Calder Cup Playoff tilts for Rochesterâ€¦ Recorded his first professional playoff point with an assist in Game 2 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against Chicago on 4/26â€¦ Matched his pro career total with his third goal of the season in a 3-1 win against Toronto on 4/11â€¦ Reassigned to Rochester on 3/08â€¦ Scored his first goal as a Gladiator as part of a two-point game (1+1) against Florida on 2/28â€¦ Notched his first point as a Gladiator with an assist vs. South Carolina on 2/23â€¦ Made his ECHL debut for Gwinnett vs. Reading on 2/21â€¦ Reassigned by the Buffalo Sabres (NHL) to the Gwinnett Gladiators (ECHL) on 2/20â€¦ Recorded two PIM in three games for the Amerks during the 2013 Spengler Cup in Davos, Switzerlandâ€¦ Scored a goal and added an assist against Lake Erie on 12/13 to surpass last seasonâ€™s point totalâ€¦ Logged a season-high 23:13 of ice time against Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on 11/20â€¦ Notched three points (1+2), including the game-winning goal, and finished +2 against Utica on 10/19â€¦ Recorded an assist in his season debut vs. Grand Rapids on 10/04
Closed out his first pro season in Rochester by collecting seven points on three goals and four assists in 48 games with the Amerksâ€¦ Appeared in all three postseason contestsâ€¦ Made his professional playoff debut in Game 1 of the Western Conference Quarterfinals at Toronto on 4/27â€¦ Notched the game-winning goal at Hamilton on 3/30â€¦ Notched an assist and was +2 at Syracuse on 2/02â€¦ Had a three-game point streak (1+2) from 12/21 to 12/26â€¦ Scored the lone goal in a 5-1 loss at Binghamton on 12/22â€¦ Finished +2 against Abbotsford on 12/11â€¦ Scored his first professional goal in his pro/Amerk debut at Hamilton on 11/14â€¦ Missed the first two games of the season (10/12-10/13) with an injury
2011-12: Completed his junior career with Rimouski (QMJHL), setting career-highs in all offensive categories in goals (28), assists (46), points (74) and penalty minutes (41) while appearing in 62 gamesâ€¦ His 46 assists ranked 18th among league leadersâ€¦ Finished the campaign first among QMJHL defensemen in scoring, including leading all blueliners in goals and power-play goals (12)â€¦ Ranked second in the league with 262 shots on goal while averaging 1.19 points per game... Registered 37 power-play points, ranking tied for 13th in goals (12) and sixth in assists (25), respectivelyâ€¦ Posted a season-long 12-game point streak from 9/23 to 10/22, recording 26 points (11+15) over that spanâ€¦ Marked the longest point streak of the season by a defenseman and fifth-longest overallâ€¦ Tied for the QMJHLâ€™s longest goal-scoring streak, scoring eight goals between 10/02 and 10/21â€¦ Had a seven-game assist streak from 9/23 to 10/09, notching 10 helpersâ€¦Helped Rimouski to the Presidentâ€™s Cup Finals, marking Oceanicâ€™s first QMJHL Finals appearance since their last championship season of 2004-05... Finished the 2012 playoffs first among league rearguards with nine goals and 19 points in 21 gamesâ€¦ Had a productive postseason run with Rimouski, finishing atop the leagueâ€™s point-getters in shots (84) and power-play goals (5), in addition to placing tied for 12th overall among top goal scorers
2010-11: Recorded 56 points (18+38) in 61 games for Rimouski of the QMJHL to rank first on his team and second in the league in scoring among defensemenâ€¦ Finished third on his team in scoring overallâ€¦ Increased his point total for the third consecutive seasonâ€¦ Contributed seven power-play tallies and scored one shorthanded goalâ€¦ Added three points in five playoff games
2009-10: Appeared in a career-high 68 games for Rouyn-Noranda (QMJHL), collecting 46 points (20+26)â€¦ Led all Huskies defensemen in scoring while finishing fourth on the team overallâ€¦ Posted six points (2+4) in 11 playoff contests
2008-09: In his first season in the QMJHL, registered 17 points (1+16) in 52 games with Rouyn-Noranda
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION: Took part in Hockey Canadaâ€™s 2011 National Junior Team Summer Development Camp.