10/02/2017 10:18 AM
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO – The Brampton Beast, ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, announce today that four players have been assigned to the Beast from Montreal’s AHL affiliate, the Laval Rocket, plus an additional three players reassigned from the Belleville Senators.
Yesterday, the Rocket assigned Beast-contracted players Willie Corrin and Kevin Dufour back to Brampton, and also reassigned forward Alexandre Goulet and goaltender Patrick Spano to the Beast.
This morning, the Belleville Senators announced that forwards Daniel Ciampini and Ethan Werek as well as defenseman Macoy Erkamps have been reassigned to Brampton.
Willie Corrin spent the 2016-17 campaign season with the Beast, appearing in 40 regular season contests. The International Falls, Minnesota native scored ten goals and added 16 assists with 48 penalty minutes.
Kevin Dufour signed with the Beast earlier this summer and, like Corrin, attended training camp in both Laval and Montreal. The Quebec City native completed a four-year NCAA career in 2016-17 with Bowling Green and scored 54 goals over 154 NCAA contests. He made his professional debut at the end of the 2016-17 season with the ECHL’s South Carolina Stingrays, where he scored three goals and added four assists in nine games played.
24-year-old Patrick Spano will be making his professional debut this season after completing a four-year college career at Yale University. A native of Montreal, Quebec, he appeared in 20 NCAA games in his senior year at Yale and posted a 2.70 goals against average and a .903 save percentage.
Alexandre Goulet, 21, joins the Beast after a near point-per-game junior career in the QMJHL. From 2013-14 to 2016-17, he appeared in a total of 263 regular season games with the Charlottetown Islanders and Victoriaville Tigres, scoring 133 goals with 125 helpers. A four-time 25-goal scorer in the QMJHL, he made his professional debut with the AHL’s Rochester Americans at the end of the 2016-17 season, appearing in three games.
Forward Daniel Ciampini played four seasons of NCAA hockey at Union College from 2011-12 to 2014-15, scoring 63 goals in 131 games. He won an NCAA Championship with Union in 2013-14 and was a Hobey Baker Award finalist in 2014-15. As a professional, Ciampini has appeared in 48 AHL contests with the Worcester Sharks, Rockford IceHogs and Ontario Reign, putting up 12 points (5G, 7A) in the process. He also has 76 games of ECHL experience with the Indy Fuel and Manchester Monarchs, scoring 26 goals and 40 assists over the last two seasons.
Markham, Ontario’s Ethan Werek joins the Beast with 330 career AHL games under his belt. He started his professional career with the Portland Pirates in 2011-12 and has since played with the Providence Bruins, Charlotte Checkers and Texas Stars and has collected 55 goals and 64 assists for 119 points at the AHL level. He has appeared in 27 ECHL games with the Florida Everblades and Orlando Solar Bears between the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, scoring 13 goals and adding 16 assists for 29 points.
Former Brandon Wheat Kings captain Macoy Erkamps started his professional career last season, appearing in 11 games with the Binghamton Senators and another 58 games with the Wichita Thunder of the ECHL. The Delta, British Columbia native won a WHL Championship with the Wheat Kings in 2015-16. In his rookie season, he scored six goals and added 19 assists for Wichita.