Beast add veteran experience with Tifu, Auger

Brampton, Ontario – The Brampton Beast, ECHL affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, announced the addition of two premier scoring forwards, Yannick Tifu and Chris Auger, to their 2015-16 line-up.

Tifu helped lead the Reading Royals to the 2013 Kelly Cup title, leading all players in the 2013 Kelly Cup Playoffs with 25 points (12g-13a) in 22 games. He returns to the ECHL after spending last season overseas with the Ducs d’Angers of the French Ligue Magnus. The 10-year veteran began his pro career with the Rockford IceHogs of the United Hockey League in 2005-06 after dominating the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, where he racked up 248 points (99g-149a) for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies over a four-year junior career. Suiting up for the Phoenix RoadRunners the following season, Tifu went on to spend the next eight years of his career between the ECHL and AHL levels, scoring 498 points (161g-337a) in 460 ECHL games in addition to 32 points (9g-23a) in 81 AHL contests. Tifu’s 337 career ECHL assists are 17th in League history.

Auger also returns to North America after spending last season with the Fife Flyers of the EIHL where he picked up 46 points (17g-29a) in 48 games. A sixth-round selection (169th overall) of the Chicago Blackhawks in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Auger had 55 points (29g-26a) in 68 games with the Fort Wayne Komets in the 2013-14 season. The 27-year old has appeared in 171 career pro games in North America tallying 141 points (72g-69a). Prior to turning pro, Auger spent four years with the University of Massachusetts-Lowell where he collected 52 points (17g-35a) and 38 penalty minutes in 117 games with the River Hawks.