NEWARK, NJ - As debuts go, it doesn't get much better than the first month of freshman Leah Rubinshteyn's Summit High School Girls Varsity Ice Hockey Team career.
Twenty-six goals and 13 assists for 39 points though 15 games.
Twenty of her goals -- and 10 assists -- came in December, an opening-month performance that was more than enough to get her on the radar of media throughout the Garden State. In fact, her feats were deemed -- by those very same media members -- worthy of selection as the girls' New Jersey Devils High School Hockey Player of the Month' for December.
Along with the honor itself, Rubinshteyn will receive tickets to an upcoming Devils home game, a plaque presented by a Devils player, and dinner compliments of the Devils organization.
This is the 27th year the Devils have sponsored the 'High School Player of the Month' program.