Defenseman Meilleur joins Beast

Brampton, ON – The Brampton Beast announced that Francis Meilleur has agreed to terms with the team for the 2015-16 season.

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

Meilleur joins the Beast after spending his past two years in the Ligue Magnus in France, where he tallied 32 points (6g-26a) in 52 games between the Dolphins Epinal and LHC Lions, in addition to seven points in 11 playoff matches.

Prior to signing his first European contract, Meilleur suited up for 124 ECHL games with the Greenville Road Warriors, Bakersfield Condors and Las Vegas Wranglers. The Longueuil, Quebec native recorded 22 points (5g-17a) during his first ECHL stint.

During his four-year junior career in the QMJHL, Meilleur logged 139 points (23g-116a) and 205 penalty minutes in 264 games, in addition to a +76 rating. He was named alternate captain of the Cape Breton Screaming Eagles in his third season with the team before being traded to the Montreal Juniors for his final year.