Wheeling Nailers Fan Favorite Cam Brown has decided to take the leap overseas and signed a contract with SønderjyskE (Denmark). But the Nailers announced the re-signing of former ECHL All-Star and 2017-18 Community Service Award Winner Jeremy Beaudry and Former Nailer Zac Lynch’s Brother, Luke.
Beaudry’s stint with the Nailers was cut short due to COVID-19 after being acquired from the Reading Royals. He joined Wheeling from the Reading Royals, which sent Aaron Titcomb the other way. The offensive defensemen will bring an element I believe the Nailers have lacked in recent years.
Beaudry can move the puck very well and even had four assist game with the Royals in February. The Montmagny, QC native has played in 182 ECHL games and has tallied 24 goals and 63 assists. He put up those numbers for a total of 87 points. He also loves to help out in the community and will be a huge addition to the Friendly City.
The Pittsburgh native, Lynch, just finished his collegiate career with Robert Morris which has led to very successful careers in the Wheel and ECHL. While at RMU, Lynch served as alternate captain in his junior year and captain in his senior year. He played in 155 of 156 games, finishing with 41 goals and 64 assists for 105 points. He also finished top three in scoring twice. Lynch will bring a heavy net presence, but views himself more as a 200-foot player.
In a statement from head coach Mark French upon having signed right-handed shooter Luke Lynch, he said, “We are pleased to add Luke to our roster. Luke has displayed an ability to produce offensively throughout his college career, and at the same time, earn the respect of both his coaches and teammates by being named team captain in his final season.”
As for Luke Lynch himself, he said in a statement after jumping to pro, “All the positives that come with the coaching staff and the organization make me excited to help the team get back to the Kelly Cup Playoffs. I talked to my brother about it, and he played a big role in getting me to Wheeling. I tend to play more of a net front presence, but I view myself as a 200-foot player, who will do what the team needs day in and day out.”
So far, Wheeling has signed Jeremy Beaudry, Marc-Olivier Duquette, Alec Butcher, Brad Drobot and Luke Lynch.