This has been the year of a complete leadership change in the Brampton Beast roster. Losing captain Jordan Henry to retirement and assistant captain Nathan Todd to the AHL, it seems that the Beast will have a new look come puck drop in December. However, assistant captain Erik Bradford was announced on Friday, re-joining the Beast for the upcoming season.
Bradford, 25-years-old, has been on the Beast for the past three years. Before he signed in Brampton, Bradford was traveling the ECHL, joining teams like the Toledo Walleye, Utah Grizzlies, Norfolk Admirals and Orlando Solar Bears. The centreman is known for his defensive work, but still puts up points for the Brampton Beast. Last year, he put up 53 points in 54 games with 35 of them being assists.
With the changes to the roster this offseason, the native of Orangeville, Ontario could be a contender for the next team captain position. Although it won’t be official until the latter part of 2020, it wouldn’t be much of a shock if we see a letter on his jersey again this season.