Beast Agree to Terms with Former CIS Rookie of the Year
Brampton Beast Media Release
BRAMPTON, ON – The Brampton Beast are proud to announce the signing of forward Luc Blain. Blain returns to Canada after spending the past two seasons with Anglet in the France2 league where he served as alternate captain in his last year and led the league in scoring with 47 points (17G, 30A) in 24 games.
“Luc is a solid two-way centreman who makes plays and provides offense,” said Beast Head Coach Colin Chaulk. “I expect Luc to earn important minutes for the Beast this season.”
Prior to his professional career, the 6’3, 200 pound centreman played three years in the CIS at the University of Ottawa. Blain had an outstanding rookie year, scoring four goals in his second game of the season and was named CIS athlete of the week his first week playing with the team. Blain recorded 52 points (16G, 36A) and broke the record for rookie with the most points in the CIS. The centreman also finished second in Canada in scoring and was named Rookie of the Year.
Following a successful season, Blain was approached by numerous ECHL teams to attend tryouts but decided to attain his communications degree instead. The 26-year-old went on to be assistant captain in his second year and was named captain of the team in his third season.
“The team that Chaulk is putting together looks promising this year,” said the Quebec native. “I’m a two-way center and good with face-offs. After spending some time in Europe, I’m excited to be back in Canada playing North American style hockey again. I’m eager to get the season going and to meet the team and the Beast fans.”
During the off-season, Blain trains on and off the ice with his brother Jeremie along with other AHL and NHL players at a gym in Montreal. Jeremie was a fourth round Edmonton Oilers Draft Pick in 2010 and played with the Kalamazoo K-Wings of the ECHL last season where Chaulk served as assistant coach of Kalamazoo at the time.