ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – Monday was a special day for Elmira native Johnny Beecher.
Elmira Mayor Dan Mandell presented a proclamation to Beecher at the Elmira City council meeting proclaiming that July 22nd, 2019 is Johnny Beecher day in the City of Elmira. Being honored by the city means a lot to Johnny. ” It really kind of shows all the love and support that’s back here for me and it’s a tight knit community and I really appreciate it,” said Beecher.
Beecher was drafted in the first round of the NHL Draft by the Boston Bruins with the 30th overall pick last month in Vancouver. Johnny will begin his freshman season in the fall playing college hockey for the University of Michigan. Beecher is excited to begin his college career with the Wolverines. ” I really can’t wait to get over there this August and get things started with them. Obviously they’re a great organization, unbelievable university, it’s a childhood dream of mine,” said Beecher.