Beast Sign Memorial Cup Champion McEneny


BRAMPTON, ONTARIO – The Brampton Beast of the ECHL announces today that they have signed defenseman Austin McEneny to a standard player contract for the 2018-19 ECHL season.

McEneny, 21, comes to the Beast after finishing his junior hockey career with the Kitchener Rangers last season. After being brought in by the Rangers during the season, McEneny recorded four goals and six assists through 26 games in Kitchener.

The blueliner’s junior career was highlighted by winning the 2016-17 Memorial Cup Championship. McEneny also won a GOJHL championship with the Caledonia Corvairs during the 2014-15 season.

“He’s good on breakout passes. I’m really interested to see how he can transition his game from the junior ranks to the ECHL. It’s a good opportunity for him to showcase what he can do,” said Beast Hockey Operations Manager Frederic Lemay.

The native of Waterdown, Ontario began his junior career in the QMJHL as a member of the Quebec Remparts during the 2015-16 season. In 48 games with the Remparts, McEneny scored twice to go along with nine assists.

McEneny spent the following season with the Windsor Spitfires, where he would help the team win the Memorial Cup as the host city. In 60 regular season games with the Spitfires in 2016-17, McEneny scored one goal and added 17 assists.

He began the 2017-18 season in Windsor, recording two goals and 18 assists in 35 games before being traded to Kitchener along with Logan Brown for defenseman Grayson Ladd and four draft picks.

In total, McEneny played in 169 regular season games during his CHL career tallying nine goals and 50 assists.

“Having grown up just down the highway, I am extremely excited to start my professional career with the Brampton Beast,” said McEneny.

McEneny provides some added depth to the Beast defense. He’s been praised for his hockey IQ and ability to move the puck, and will look to contribute to the Beast at both ends of the ice.