Two Guelph Storm Alumni who played together on the Ontario Hockey League team for the 1998-99 and 1999-00 seasons, are now playing in the Swedish Elite League.
Eric Beaudoin played for the Storm from 1997-98 to 1999-00. For his final two seasons, he averaged over a point per game. He is currently the captain of Rögle Ängelholm in the SEL, a team that finished dead last in the 12 team league this season. This is Eric’s fifth season in the SEL. Although a Tampa Bay Lightning draft pick in 1998, Beaudoin played his short NHL career with cross-state rivals, Florida Panthers. He totalled 53 games in the NHL before heading to Europe. His first season in Europe saw him bounce from Great Britain to two teams in Finland before landing in Sweden.
Eric Beaudoin’s profile page on Rögle Ängelholm’s official website can be found here.
Kent McDonell played with the Storm from 1996-97 to 1999-00. He too was over a point per game in his final two seasons with the Storm. Kent is in his third season in the SEL and his first with Färjestad BK. The team finished fifth in the 12 team league during the regular season. McDonell was drafted by the Detroit Red Wings, but played all 32 of his NHL games with the Columbus Blue Jackets.
To view Kent McDonell’s profile on the Färjestad BK’s official website, go to the site and click on ‘Spelarna’ in the top toolbar. You will then get a drop-down list of players. Just click on Kent’s name to view his profile.
To view a post on another OHL alumnus, Mike Zigomanis, playing in the SEL, click here.