01/02/2017 3:00 PM
Photo By Johnna Raymond
BRAMPTON, ONTARIO – The Brampton Beast, ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, announce today that the club has completed a trade with the Wichita Thunder to acquire 2008 NHL first round pick Daultan Leveille in exchange for future considerations.
Leveille, 26, is a native of St. Catherine’s, Ontario and enters the Beast lineup having suited up for 22 games between the Thunder and the Elmira Jackals. The 6’0” centre recorded a combined three goals and eight helpers for 11 points thus far in the 2016-17 ECHL campaign.
The speedy forward played four years of NCAA hockey with Michigan State University from 2008 to 2012, appearing in 131 games over four seasons. Considered a dynamic two-way player, Leveille showed great offensive skill in scoring 26 goals while adding 43 assists and 50 penalty minutes.
He made his professional debut in the 2012-13 season, appearing in 19 American Hockey League games with the Hamilton Bulldogs (2A), and another 31 ECHL games with the Wheeling Nailers and San Francisco Bulls.
The 2015-16 season was arguably the best one of Leveille’s career. He would explode for a career-high 24 goals and add 20 assists for the Evansville IceMen and earned himself some time in the AHL with the Binghamton Senators. During his five-game stint, he would record his first AHL goal.
Leveille is expected to join the Beast in time for its next game, a home tilt at the Powerade Centre against the Kalamazoo Wings on Friday, January 6 at 7:15 PM.
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