Beaudry returns for second season with Wichita

Wichita, Kan. - The Wichita Thunder, ECHL affiliate of the NHL's Edmonton Oilers and AHL's Bakersfield Condors, announced the re-signing of defenseman Jeremy Beaudry for the 2018-19 season.

Beaudry, 24, had an outstanding rookie season for the Thunder. A native of Montmagny, Quebec, he finished with 37 points (13g-24a) in 69 games and was tied for sixth in the ECHL for power play goals by a blueliner (6). Beaudry came to Wichita towards the end of the 2016-17 campaign and provided stability on the blue line. He appeared in 14 games that year, recording five points (1g-4a).

Off the ice, Beaudry was instrumental in leading the community outreach programs for the Thunder. He was named as the ECHL's 2017-18 Community Service Award winner for his efforts supporting community and charitable causes. He became the first Thunder player to win a postseason award since the team joined the ECHL.

Prior to turning pro, Beaudry spent parts of three seasons with the University of Quebec-Trois-Rivieres where he collected 51 points (19g-32a) in 64 career games.

Beaudry played parts of two seasons with the QMJHL's Victoriaville Tigres and then split the rest of his junior career between Sherbrooke, Quebec and Cape Breton. He had a breakout year in 2013-14, where had career-highs in goals (19), assists (34) and points (53).