WICHITA, KS – The Wichita Thunder pushed their 2017-18 preseason roster to three on Friday, with the addition of a rookie defenseman to the roster.
Re-signing for his first full season in Wichita is defenseman Jeremy Beaudry, who appeared in 14 games for the Thunder last season, collecting five points (1G, 4A). He scored his first professional goal on March 26th against the Quad City Mallards.
Prior to joining Wichita in late March, the 23-year-old Beaudry spent parts of three seasons with the University of Quebec-Trois-Rivieres. The 5-foot-10, 195-pound defenseman from Montmagny, Quebec collected 51 points (19g, 32a) in 64 career games. In addition, he played in the first four games of the 2014-15 season for the Brampton Beast, earning an assist.
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 joins Dyson Stevenson and Matt DeBlouw as the Thunder signees for next season. Qualifying offers are due into the league offices by 11:59 pm Eastern Time tonight, that list could be released early next week.
To see who ECHL teams have signed to their preseason rosters, visit our 2017 ECHL Transactions page!