Jackals sign pair of defensemen

ELMIRA, N.Y. – The Elmira Jackals, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Buffalo Sabres and AHL’s Rochester Americans, announced the team has signed defensemen Guy Leboeuf and Davis Vandane to Standard Player Contracts for the 2016-17 season.

Leboeuf returns to Elmira for his second season with the Jackals. Acquired by Elmira from the Brampton Beast on Dec. 26 last season, Leboeuf skated in 43 games for the Jackals recording nine points (1g-8a) and a +3 rating. He also recorded an assist in 20 games with Brampton to begin last season. Leboeuf scored his first professional goal on March 25 against Brampton. The 26-year-old has compiled 13 points (1g-12a) in 124 career ECHL games between Elmira, Brampton, South Carolina and Missouri. He also added one assist in 14 AHL contests with the Bridgeport Sound Tigers.

Prior to turning pro, the Bedford, Quebec native posted 25 points (9g-16a) and 154 penalty minutes in 136 NCAA games at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Leboeuf was named to the ECAC All-Academic Team all four years while attending R.P.I.

Vandane joins the Jackals after splitting his first professional season between the Greenville Swamp Rabbits, Alaska Aces and the Norfolk Admirals. Vandane registered eight points (2g-6a) and a +1 rating in 45 combined ECHL games as a rookie.

Prior to turning pro, the Yorkton, Saskatchewan played two seasons at the University of Calgary recording 18 points (5g-13a) and a +11 rating in 33 games. Before joining the Dinos, Vandane appeared in 189 WHL games between the Saskatoon Blades, Spokane Chiefs and the Prince Albert Raiders. The 24-year-old logged 79 points (15g-64a), 92 penalty minutes and a +27 rating over four seasons in the WHL.