BRAMPTON, Ontario – The Brampton Beast, ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, announced that forward Chris Leveille has signed to return to the Beast lineup for the 2017-18 season.
Leveille is coming off a fantastic rookie season with the Beast. The reliable sniper appeared in 68 regular-season contests and was a consistent offensive contributor with 45 points (13g-32a). His 45 points were more than enough to place him among the ECHL’s top 20 highest-scoring rookies. The Guelph, Ontario native has the unique distinction of being the first ever skater to crack the Beast’s Opening Night roster after having attended the club’s summer Free Agent Camp.
While last season may have been Leveille’s first in the ECHL, he has a long history of scoring goals in the professional ranks. He was a well-established point-per-game sniper in the Southern Professional Hockey League before joining the Beast. In 222 career SPHL games with the Fayetteville FireAntz, the 29-year-old posted 265 points (92g-173a) from 2008-12.