Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Beast Sign Ex Vernon Viper McGregor:

The American Hockey League (AHL) Brampton Beast have signed former Vernon Vipers forward Bryan McGregor.

McGregor played with Piráti Chomutov last season. In 44 games McGregor picked up (16-goals-14-assists-30-points). Piráti Chomutov is a Czech ice hockey team from Chomutov, Czech Republic.  The team was established in 1945 play in the Czech Extraliga, the top-level league in the Czech Republic.

After four years at Minnesota-Duluth McGregor went on to play three years in the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) with Pensacola, Johnstown & Idaho before having a short stint with the American Hockey League (AHL) Binghamton Senators. McGregor has spent the past six seasons playing overseas in six different leagues with seven different teams (Sport, HC Trinec, HC Innsbruck, Beibarys Atyrau, Rungsted, Szekesfehervar & Piráti Chomutov).  

McGregor played parts of one season in Vernon (2002-2003) after coming over in a trade with the Cowichan Valley Capitals for forward Josh Ciocco. In 32 games with the Vipers McGregor collected (21-goals-26-assists-47-points).

Bryan McGregor's Player Profile:

This is posted on the Beast website:

Brampton Beast Sign Jamie Wise, Bryan McGregor and Zach McCullough

Thursday, Sep. 24th, 2015

BRAMPTON, Ontario - The Brampton Beast announced that the team has agreed to terms with forwards Jamie Wise and Bryan McGregor along with defenseman Zach McCullough for the 2015-16 season.

Wise is entering his second season in the professional ranks, having split the 2014-15 season with the Indy Fuel and the AHL's Rockford IceHogs. Following the completion of his junior career, which he spent with the OHL's Peterborough Petes and Mississauga St. Michael's Majors, he joined the Ryerson Rams for two seasons and led the team in scoring in 2013-14 with 45 points (21g-24a) in 26 games.

McGregor returns to North America after playing abroad for the last six seasons. McGregor made stops in Finland, the Czech Republic, Austria, Kazakhstan and Denmark and helped the Piráti Chomutov to a Czech2 title in 2014-15. He's no stranger to the ECHL, having played two full seasons in the league, including a stellar 2008-09 campaign with the Idaho Steelheads, posting 82 points (38g-44a) in 66 games.

McCullough spent the last two seasons with the Elmira Jackals (2013-14) and the Kalamazoo Wings (2014-15) following a four-year CIS career with the University of Prince Edward Island. The 28-year-old scored his first professional goal last season with the Wings, an overtime winner to complete a three-goal comeback over the Allen Americans on Jan. 25.

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