Beaudry Brought Back for 2017-18

Friday, June 30 2017 2:57 PM

Wichita, KS (June 30th) - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers, AHL's Bakersfield Condors and powered by Toyota, announced today the re-signing of defenseman Jeremy Beaudry for the 2017-18 season.

"Wichita is a nice place to play hockey and I'm glad to be back," commented Beaudry. "Even though I didn't spend the whole season with the team, I grew so much being there. That's why I'm looking forward to be back in the city. According to the signatures that Malcolm did in the last couple weeks, I believe that it can be an exciting season for the Thunder."

Beaudry, 23, came to Wichita towards the end of last season and provided stability on the blue line. He appeared in 14 games, recording five points (1g, 4a). The rookie blueliner spent parts of the last three seasons with the University of Quebec-Trois-Rivieres. A native of Montmagny, Quebec, the 5-foot-11, 192-pound defenseman collected 51 points (19g, 32a) in 64 career games.

"Jeremy was a great addition to our group late last season after a solid college career," said Head Coach Malcolm Cameron. "He's a good skater with a great shot from the point that we expect to contribute from the back-end offensively this season."

Before heading to school, Beaudry played parts of two seasons with the QMJHL's Victoriaville Tigres and then split the rest of his junior career between Sherbrooke, Quebec and Cape Breton. He had a breakout year in 2013-14, where had career-highs in goals (19), assists (34) and points (53).

Beaudry becomes the third player announced this offseason and joins Matt DeBlouw and Dyson Stevenson on the roster.

The 26th season of Thunder hockey kicks off on Friday, October 13th against the Indy Fuel.

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