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Nathan Beaulieu
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Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
191 lb (87 kg)
NHL Team (P)
Cur. Team
Montreal Canadiens
Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL)
Born December 5 1992 (1992-12-05) (age 24),
Strathroy, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 17th overall, 2011
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 2008 – present

Nathan Beaulieu (born December 5, 1992) is a Canadian ice hockey player who is currently playing for the Saint John Sea Dogs in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). He was selected 17th overall in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens. Beaulieu helped the Sea Dogs capture the 2011 Memorial Cup, and was named to the tournament's all-star team.

Playing careerEdit

Beaulieu was drafted by the Saint John Sea Dogs in the fourth round (68th overall) of the 2008 Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) Midget Draft.[1] When he started his career with the Sea Dogs in 2008, his father, Jacques was the team's head coach. His father was sacked by the team and replaced with Gerard Gallant in 2009, an incident which caused Beaulieu to consider leaving the team. After speaking with Gallant, he decided to remain with Saint John.[2]

During the 2010–11 QMJHL season, Beaulieu established himself as a top prospect for the 2011 National Hockey League (NHL) Entry Draft, and was nominated for the Mike Bossy Trophy, awarded to the league's top professional prospect.[3] He lost the award to Sean Couturier.[4] Beaulieu was ranked fifth among North American skaters by the NHL Central Scouting Bureau in their final rankings, an improvement from his mid-season ranking of ninth.[5] Saint John captured the QMJHL league championship and moved on to the 2011 Memorial Cup. Beaulieu scored the winning goal in the team's first game of the tournament against the host Mississauga Majors.[2] The Sea Dogs met the Majors again in the championship game of the tournament and won 3-1, to capture the Memorial Cup. After the tournament, Beaulieu was named to the Memorial Cup All-Star Team.[6] The Sea Dogs win was the second Memorial Cup win for the Beaulieu family, as Jacques was an assistant coach with the London Knights when they won in 2005.[7]

During the off-season, Beaulieu works out with Sam Gagner, John Carlson and Cody Hodgson.[5]

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2008–09Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL4928101440002
2009–10Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL6612334540214121622
2010–11Saint John Sea DogsQMJHL6512334552194131726
QMJHL totals 180 26 74 100 106 44 8 25 33 50

ReferencesEdit

  1. Nathan Beaulieu. Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. Retrieved on 2011-06-03.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Klinkenberg, Marty (2011-05-23). Beaulieu in pursuit of rare father/son accomplishment. Telegraph Journal. Canada East. Retrieved on 2011-06-03.
  3. Morreale, Mike G. (2011-03-22). QMJHL Announces finalists for Golden Puck Awards. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2011-06-03.
  4. Beacon, Bill (2011-04-07). Islanders, Rocket goalie among QMJHL award winners. The Guardian. Retrieved on 2011-06-03.
  5. 5.0 5.1 Beaulieu, Nathan. National Hockey League. Retrieved on 2011-06-03.
  6. MasterCard Memorial Cup Individual Award Winners. Canadian Hockey League (2011-05-29). Retrieved on 2011-06-03.
  7. Strathroy's Nathan Beaulieu part of Memorial Cup team. Strathroy Age Dispatch (2011-06-01). Retrieved on 2011-06-03.

External linksEdit

Preceded by
Jarred Tinordi
Montreal Canadiens first round draft pick
2011
Succeeded by
TBD


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