BRAMPTON, ON – The Brampton Beast are excited to announce another familiar face, Scott Howes, will be returning to the roster for the 2015-2016 ECHL season.
A pure goal scorer who spent last season tearing up the Danish Elite League, Howes has recorded 80 goals (141 points) in his last 103 professional games, a span going back three years to 2012-13 when he was a member of the Allen Americans.
“Scott was arguably the most productive player that has ever played for the Beast, scoring nearly a goal a game,” said Beast President and General Manager Cary Kaplan of Howes’ 36 games with the Beast. “He also has a great history in winning an ECHL championship with Alaska. We are very excited that Scott will be returning to Brampton and will be vital to our winning culture.”
During the Alaska Aces run to a Kelly Cup Championship in 2011, Howes led his team in postseason scoring with 19 points in 12 games, earning the talented forward Playoff MVP honours.
“I’m really excited to be coming back to the Beast organization,” said Howes, who will be relocating to the GTA with his wife and newborn. “We have such passionate fans, it’s a cool situation to be able to play at home at the professional level. Between that, coaching and management, it feels like they are going in the right direction. It’s going to be a great season.”
The 26 year old native of Toronto, ON played his junior hockey in the QMJHL where he accumulated 118 points in 113 regular season games and added 26 points in 19 post season matches. Invited to training camp by the Vancouver Canucks, Howes began his pro career with the Manitoba Moose (AHL) in 2008-09 and has put up strong numbers in both the ECHL and AHL.
In 2012-13 Howes joined the Allen Americans and lit up the Central Hockey League by tallying 1.59 points per game, scoring 20 goals in 20 game and finishing at a 0.95 goals per game rate, the highest goals per game of any player in the four professional hockey leagues in North America in the 2012-13’s regular season.
Catch Howes around the Powerade summer and out at our community events around the Peel region! The organization looks forward to continuing to connect with their growing fan-base and having a successful third year.
About the Brampton Beast
The Brampton Beast was founded in January 2013. The Brampton Beast finished in sixth place and were eliminated in the first round of the playoffs in their inaugural year. The team was recognized as the Community Relations Franchise of the Year in their first year of operation.