The Nickel Barons' forward is leading the points scoring race in the NOJHL with 80 points in 42 games.
It seems it was enough to get him a call up to the big show.
Leroux couldn't stop smiling as he slid into his Montreal Canadiens sweater, joining a collection of Habs alumni as they took on the CTV Cheapskates at the Put Prostate Cancer on Ice Charity Hockey Game, held Feb. 26 at the Garson Arena.
"It's been a little surreal," Leroux said during the second intermission. "It's weird to see an NHL player in the locker room with you. It's a different feeling."
The lifelong Habs fan was lucky enough to fill the one open spot on the Canadiens Alumni roster as the Thrill of a Lifetime player.
Leroux said having Guy Lafleur as his coach was "emotional." Lafleur played 17 seasons in the NHL with the Canadiens, New York Rangers and Quebec Nordiques, winning the Stanley Cup on five occasions. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 1988.
"It was nice to be on the bench with those kinds of guys," he said. "They're so skilled, they just give you the puck on the ice wherever you are.
"Their skill level is still there and they're getting pretty old," the 20-yaer-old added with a laugh.
The event, which was a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer Society, aimed to bring a specific focus to prostate cancer. According to the Society, one in seven men has the chance of developing prostate cancer in his lifetime. An estimated 26,500 men were diagnosed with the disease in 2012 in Canada alone.
Tim Whalen, the north east regional president of the Canadian Cancer Society, said the event was a great way to target the male demographic, and raise awareness of the disease.
"Most Canadians would consider hockey to be our national sport, so it hits home with many households and in particular, men, especially at the NHL level," Whalen said. "When you boil it down, prostate cancer is to men what breast cancer is to women, that's how prevalent it is."
Positions on the Cheapskates team were available for purchase as part of the fundraiser.
Funds were also collected through ticket sales, a silent auction and program sales. As of Feb. 27, the preliminary total raised was $32,000.