The final signing in this action-packed week was announced on Friday by the Brampton Beast. The hockey club closed things out with the addition of right-winger Aaron Berisha.
Berisha is another Canadian joining the team that has a lot of past success from his junior years. Ranging back from the time he spent with the Toronto Marlboros, he played in the OHL Cup in 2011 and won both the championship and the tournament’s MVP. Players that also won that award are Connor McDavid, Dylan Robinson and Shane Wright.
In the OHL, he played for the Belleville Bulls and then went to the London Knights for a year and a half. During his last year, he was named assistant captain and produced 74 points that season. With his team, he went on to win both the Ross Robertson Cup as well as the Memorial Cup.
Berisha had a small stint with the Missouri Mavericks before going to U SPORTS to play for Saint Mary’s University. While with the Huskies, he produced 78 points in 73 games.
After this third year with the Huskies, Berisha took his talent to Europe where he played in the Erste Bank Eishockey Liga, a top league in Austria, with some teams based out of other nations respectively.
Berisha played with the league’s only Czech team, Orli Znojmo. In one year, he produced 24 points with them and played in the first round of the playoffs as well.
Berisha can be described as a physical, fast player that exemplifies great aim for the net. What he does next year will be a sight for Beast fans as another young player has joined the franchise in Brampton.