Things have been heating up in Belfast again this week, and I’m not just talking about this heatwave! Another two brand new signings were announced on Thursday for the Giants, exciting fans even more for the upcoming season! It seems that our wonderful Coach Keefe is putting a strong team together for the 2018-19 season. Let’s take a look at the newcomers…
First up, #12, Kyle Baun. Baun is coming to the Giants after spending his time in the AHL with the Rockford Ice Hogs, Laval Rocket and the Toronto Marlies. The 26 year old right wing made his NHL debut with the Chicago Blackhawks after singing a two year entry level contract with them, making his debut with them during the 2014-15 season. Baun is also an old friend of our very own Darcy Murphy, having played alongside him for Colgate University in 2012-2015. This is a player who has not only been part of the Calder Cup win, but has also already played for one Keefe brother, and is now about to play for our very own.
Welcome to Belfast!
And finally we have #21, Francis Beauvillier. This 24-year-old forward is also another
former teammate of Darcy Murphy’s. In 2012, Beauvillier was the sixth round pick for the NHLs Florida Panthers but still continued his time with the AHLs San Antonio Rampage. He will be coming to us from the AHLs Manitoba Moose, where he had signed an amateur try out agreement. His most notable achievement was icing for the University of New Brunswick for three consecutive seasons, and being part of winning two National Championships before his AHL debut.
Welcome to the Giants!
Did Darcy Murphy have a hand in picking these two? Regardless, it’s clear to see that both these players have interesting careers under their belts. Watch this space…