Beast sign goaltender Pitton

BRAMPTON, Ontario – The Brampton Beast announced the signing of goaltender Bryan Pitton 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.

Pitton is no stranger to playing in Brampton having spent his entire his Ontario Hockey League career with the Brampton Battalion, playing a total of 124 games for the club between 2005-08.

Last season, Pitton was a rock between the pipes for KH Sanok in the Polish Hockey League and compiled a 1.97 goals against average and a league-best .934 save percentage in 44 games.

Prior to Pitton’s time in Poland, he spent the 2013-14 season with Allen, helping lead the Allen Americans to the Central Hockey League championship. He posted a 2.75 goals-against average and a .916 save percentage in 43 regular season contests. Pitton added a 2.20 goals-against verage and a .931 save percentage in 17 postseason games.

A fifth-round selection (133rd overall) of the Edmonton Oilers in the 2006 NHL Entry Draft, Pitton made his professional debut with the AHL’s Springfield Falcons at the end of the 2007-08 season and has suited up for 17 AHL contests between the Falcons and Oklahoma City Barons. He also has 127 games of ECHL experience with Stockton and Bakersfield.

Pitton headed overseas following the 2011-12 season and landed with the Fife Flyers in the Elite Ice Hockey League in the United Kingdom, where he posted the busiest season of his professional career, appearing in 52 games and recordin a 2.89 goals-against average to compliment his .907 save percentage.