The Kitmart Dundee Stars are delighted to confirm the re-signing of forward, Anthony Beauregard for the 2020-2021 Elite League season.

The 24-year-old has committed to another year with the Stars after an enjoyable first year in Scotland, where he stood out as one of the team’s top players and was the 12th top point scorer in the EIHL.

Anthony joined the club last summer from East Coast Hockey League outfit, Brampton Beast and in 56 appearances last season, the centerman scored 23 goals and assisted on 32 more for 55 points.

With nearly a point per game average, Beauregard was a top target for Omar Pacha and to be able to re-sign the Saint-Damase, Quebec native greatly pleased the Stars Head Coach and General Manager.

Before joining the Stars last year, Anthony had previously played in and won the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League before moving on to play in the ECHL and also the American Hockey League.

 

 

The Canadian has also spent time in the Canadian college league, USports and led that league in points and assists and prior to that, he had been drafted twice; first in the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft and then in the 2017 Ligue Nord-Américane de Hockey draft.

Speaking about his second signing of the summer, Pacha said: “I thought over the course of the season, Anthony was one of our most consistent forwards.

“Beau is a guy that I feel his work ethic is second to none and he still has a lot of potential left in his game because he is young and he is hungry.

“He was able to produce offensively with us last season and we are excited to have him back and believe he will be even better next season.”

The Stars boss also discussed how both he and Anthony were eager to agree a new deal, he added: “Anthony really wanted to come back, so it wasn’t really difficult.

“Anthony and I have a good relationship and he loved his time in Dundee and I feel like it was one of the easier deals to do as we both were really comfortable with what we had last year.

“We both expect him to be better and we both think that he learned a lot last year, so we are really excited to work with him for a second season.”

Beauregard is the first import player to sign up for the next campaign and after penning his new deal, he listed some of his reasons for why he wanted to return to Dundee.

He said: “It is everything, my relationship with the fans, the owners and with Pacha.

“It is not something I have had since I started playing professionally but with how the season ended last year, I feel like we need to finish what we started and after two or three weeks of me and my agent talking with Omar, we agreed the best decision for me was to come back to Dundee.”

 

 

Anthony continued: “I think it is because I was so close with the fans!

“It was the first time I could feel like the fans were behind me and it was the same with Pacha.

“Since I arrived in Dundee, he was behind me, he has that confidence that every player wants to have and I think that’s why I love playing in Dundee.

“I love the city, I love the fans, I love pretty much everything!”

As well as an enjoyable experience on the ice, the Canadian also loved life in the City of Discovery and he added: “I think it is all the people in Dundee.

“I remember one time I was out with my girlfriend in a restaurant and all the people were happy to see me because I play for Dundee Stars and that is something I really enjoyed.

“When you feel like you are at home, I think that it is a really good sign that you are in the right place and that’s how I felt in Dundee last year.”

Last year gave Beauregard his first experience of European ice hockey and the forward was quickly impressed with the quality of players in the Elite League.

He commented: “I think the first two games were against Glasgow and I talked with my family after the game and I was like woah!

“It is not an easy league, there are some good players, like a couple of guys who have played in the National Hockey League a few years back.

“So, for people who think that the league is not great then they are in trouble because I can tell you that there are some very good players that play in this league and they are good enough to play in the AHL or ECHL easily.”

 

 

Finally, he sent a message to all the fans back in Dundee, who made his first season with the club so special.

Anthony said: “I just want to say that we all know it is going to be a tough season after the financial hit every club will take just now.

“But if we battle all together like we did last year then I think we can create something special in Dundee.

“I don’t know when we will be able to get back to Dundee but I can tell you that we are going to have a good and hard-working team every night and hopefully we will see the same big crowds in our building like we saw last year.

“It was amazing to see that our fans were there for us and we can’t wait to play hockey again and I think it will be a great season for us.”

Anthony joins Craig Garrigan on the roster for next season and you can get your season tickets to watch these two and the rest of the team in the 2020-2021 campaign by contacting: [email protected]

To view Anthony’s career stats on Elite Prospects click HERE.

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