Current Team: Shawinigan Cataractes, QMJHL
Date of Birth: June 8, 1997
Place of Birth: Sorel-Tracy, Quebec
Weight: 176 lbs
Though he isn't the biggest player on the ice, Beauvillier oozes skill. He finished eighth in QMJHL scoring last season, which also saw him captain Team Cherry at the CHL Top Prospects game. His leadership abilities are evident, and he's a puck hawk- very tenacious on the ice.
Every team likes to add pure scorers at the draft, and given the success smaller, skilled forwards are having in the NHL this year, it's a good bet that Beauvillier will go fairly high. Some scouts have him as a first rounder, but he's more likely a second-round candidate.
A dynamic scoring center with good hockey sense. Not very large in stature, but makes up for it in speed, skill, and cunning. A talented puck-handler with good hands: is equally efficient a passer as he is a goal scorer. All-in-all, an offensively minded center that can outplay the opposition in a number of different ways. Needs to work on discipline and getting stronger. - Elite Prospects
Slippery undersized left winger from the Q who compact stride give him short areas rocket bursts in the attack zone. Plays with intensity and sneaks into the open spot to receive passes. Not the best shortest player on the puck when he carries for long periods. - Draft Site
A Good Fit in Columbus?
He'd be a solid add with one of the second round picks. The organization is full of promising young forwards, but Beauvillier brings that extra bit of leadership that sets him apart from his peers.
Beauvillier in Action