Rookie goalie D’Agostini signs with Beast

BRAMPTON, ONTARIO – The Brampton Beast, ECHL affiliate of the NHL’s Montreal Canadiens and AHL’s St. John’s IceCaps, announced that former OHL Humanitarian of the Year and 2014-15 CIS All-Tournament Team goaltender Andrew D’Agostini has signed a contract to join the Beast for the 2016-17 season.

D’Agostini joins the Beast for his first full season of professional hockey following a fantastic junior and university career. The 22-year-old saw action in two games with Brampton last season, stopping 57 of the 59 shots he faced in victories over Adirondack and Elmira.

Prior to joining the Beast last season, D’Agostini enjoyed two full seasons at the University of Guelph, where he emerged as one of the best goaltenders in the Canadian university system. In his first season with the Gryphons in 2014-15, he appeared in a total of 31 games (regular season and playoffs) and posted an 18-11 record and helped his squad to capture a CIS bronze medal while being named the tournament’s top goaltender. One year later, D’Agostini continued to shine as a member of the Gryphons and posted a stellar 19-14 record with a 2.47 goals against average and a .924 save percentage.

D’Agostini joined Guelph after an Ontario Hockey League Career with the Peterborough Petes from 2009-14. His best season came in the 2012-13 campaign when he posted a 3.24 goals against average and a .911 save percentage in 43 games played.

In 2012, D’Agostini won the OHL’s Dan Snyder Memorial Trophy as the league’s top humanitarian for his work and fundraising efforts for Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.