Beast add scoring punch with Riendeau

BRAMPTON, Ontario – The Brampton Beast announced the signing forward Yannick Riendeau for the 2015-16 season.

The Beast are the ECHL affiliate of the National Hockey League’s Montreal Canadiens and the American Hockey League’s St. John’s IceCaps.

Riendeau had a stellar junior career averaging almost a point-per-game in his years in the QMJHL. His most outstanding year was in 2008-09, when the Quebec native led the Canadian Hockey League with 126 points (58g-68) in 64 games. He went on to earn playoff MVP honors with 52 points (29g-23a) in 19 postseason games, tying Mario Lemieux for the second most goals in Canadian Hockey League playoff history.

The 27-year-old had his first professional start with the Providence Bruins of the AHL in 2009-10, while also appearing in six ECHL games that season with the Reading Royals. Riendeau has 137 points (48g-89a) in 145 career ECHL games with Reading and Stockton and he has added 11 points (4g-7a) in 46 career games with Providence. He played in France during the 2013-14 season and last season had 65 points (22g-43a) in 37 games with Jonquière Marquis of the LNAH.