The Brampton Beast announced the return of Guy LeBoeuf, who re-signed to the team for the 2015-2016 season. LeBoeuf is the first defenseman announced by the team.
Known for his imposing stature and physical style of play, Leboeuf will return to the Brampton blueline after suiting up for 34 games in a Beast jersey last year.
“When people look at stats, they see I’m not really a points guy,” said the 6’5″ defenseman. “I want to continue what I was doing last year. I want to use my size to keep the puck out of our net by taking away time and space from the other teams’ top players and give our guys a chance to win.”
Last season, LeBoeuf quickly shot up the Beast defensive depth chart, finding himself on the top shutdown pairing with Montreal Canadiens prospect Dalton Thrower.
“We’d like to see Guy in that [top defensive pairing] role again,” said Beast Head Coach Colin Chaulk. “He’s is a strong skater and is great with getting his stick on the puck. That’s the way we want our defensemen to play.”
Prior to joining the beast, Leboeuf played 27 ECHL games, all last season, split between the Missouri Mavericks and South Carolina Stingrays, in addition to a 14 game stint with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers of the AHL.