WICHITA, Kan. – After an impressive season that saw him climb the scoring ranks and post a points-per-game average of 1.15, the ECHL has named Wichita Thunder forward Anthony Beauregard its league MVP for the 2020-21 season.
The Most Valuable Player award is presented annually to the player selected to be the most valuable to his team as determined in a vote of ECHL coaches, broadcasters, media relations directors, and media members.
Les Lancaster of Allen finished second, followed by Florida’s John McCarron, Aaron Luchuk of Orlando, and Wichita’s Evan Buitenhuis.
Named to the All-ECHL First Team last week, Beauregard led the ECHL with 49 assists, ranked second with 71 points, and was tied for third with a +27 rating while he was tied for eighth with five game-winning goals. Beauregard appeared in 62 of Wichita’s 71 games in the regular season with the Thunder posting a 37-17-8 record with him in the line-up and going 4-5-0 in the nine games he missed.
Beauregard has tallied 109 points (37G, 72A) in 150 career ECHL games with Wichita, Brampton, and Indy.
The Thunder forward is the first Thunder player to receive a league MVP award during the team’s seven-season stint in the league.
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