The Arizona Sundogs announced today that forward Mickael Bedard has joined the club for the upcoming 2012-13 Central Hockey League season. Bedard becomes the second foreward signed this offseason.
The upcoming season will be Bedard's fifth as a pro. The left wing's professional career began in 2008-09 where he played 22 games for the St. Georges CRS Express of the Ligue Nord-Americaine de Hockey. He totaled 17 points that year on 5 goals and 12 assists. The following season, Bedard joined the Port Huron Icehawks of the International Hockey League and tallied 35 goals and 38 assists. He finished the season as a league leader with a +/- rating of =34, leading the Icehawks in goals and points.
Moving to the East Coast Hockey League, the 24-year-old Bedard (Beh-DARD) appeared in 114 games, scoring 41 goals and adding 52 assists.
"We're excited to bring Mickael on board for this season," said Head Coach David Lohrei. "He's a proven player with skill, and we're going to count on him to have an impact up front."
Prior to turning pro, the St-Prosper, QC native spent six years playing junior hockey. Bedard was a two-time All-Star and was named the Nanaimo Clippers' Most Valuable Player for the 2007-08 season.