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Former Wellington Dukes defenceman Curtis Leonard had two assists including one on the game-winning goal as his Fort Wayne Komets went on to defeat the Quad City Mallards by a score of 6 to 1 in ECHL action.     He was named the ECHL's Plus Performer of the Month for November after leading the league with a +14 rating.


The Napanee, Ontario native starred in 2010-11 in his third season as a Duke. Leonard was named one of the club’s alternate captains by head coach Marty Abrams. Abrams couldn’t say enough about his star defenceman, who had only just turned 18, “Curtis is a force on the back-end, a premier shot blocker and shut down guy. He is a leader on and off the ice and always gives a tremendous effort when he steps on the ice. Highly coachable, Curtis has a bright future. He exemplifies what it means to be a Wellington Duke.”

The 6’3”, 180 lbs defender started the 2010-11 season the same way he finished the previous year, earning Player-of-the-Month honours for the Dukes in September as the club went 5-0 and he enters December on a current ironman streak of 123 consecutive games played. Leonard would earn a spot on Team East for the 2010 CJHL Prospects Game that his team would win over Team West in Dauphin, Manitoba and he finished the year with 22 points in 48 regular season contests to finish second in scoring on the Dukes blueline, while helping his club finish as runner-up for the OJHL title.  He added five post-season points as the Dukes went on a run that saw them up-end the Oakville Blades four games to one to capture the franchise's second Buckland Cup championship.  During the Dudley-Hewitt Cup in Huntsville, Ontario, the Dukes would defeat the hometown Otters to earn a spot at the 2011 RBC Cup, National Junior 'A' Championship that was held in Camrose, Alberta..


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