Jean-Christophe Beaudin

by Hayden Soboleski on March 7, 2017

JC Beaudin, C

 Shoots: R

 Height: 6-01

 Weight: 185

 Born: 1997-03-25 

 Hometown:  St-Bruno-de-Montarville,  QC, Canada

 Drafted: 71st overall 2015 (3rd round) by  Colorado

Observations:

March 2017 - The Avalanche have signed Beaudin to a 3-year entry-level contract, rewarding the centerman for another strong junior season. He is exceeding the point-per-game mark for the second-straight year, and has gained 5 pounds over that time. He will turn pro next season and perhaps get a brief chance in the AHL this season depending on how the Huskies fare in the playoffs. He is one of the organization's top drafted-and-developed centerman, so expect them to mke his proper development into a top-six player a priorityHayden Soboleski

 

October 2016 - Beaudin has been assigned to the QMJHL for the 2016-17 season, where he will continue to grow his offensive game (he already has six points in four games). He impressed management in Avalanche training camp with his defensive awareness and generally high hockey sense, and is projecting well to be a top-six centerman in the NHL. Another year to put on weight before turning pro will make him even more well-rounded. Hayden Soboleski

 

April 2016 - Beaudin finished the regular season with career highs in every statistic - 33 goals, 49 assits, 82 points, a plus-46 rating and 36 PIM. He finished second on his team in points, and his stacked Huskies team is currently in the QMJHL semifinals. He has 15 points in 10 playoff games so far. He has proven capable of being a top-line center in a league flush with talent. Hayden Soboleski

 

October 2015 - Beaudin, along with Huskies teammate and fellow Avalanche draftee Julien Nantel, will be a member of team QMJHL in the upcoming CHL Canada Russia Series. Beaudin's fast start to the season has been steady over ten games, in which he has tallied five goals and nine assists. Hayden Soboleski

 

October 2015 - Beaudin will be spending the 2015-16 season with Rouyn-Noranda of the QMJHL, where he is off to a stellar start with six points (two goals, four assists, plus-six, 18 SOG) in four games. Beaudin hopes to keep up this pace over his sophomore full season with the Huskies after an impressive rookie campaign in 2014-15. Hayden Soboleski

 

August 2015 – Jean-Christophe Beaudin was selected 71st overall by the Colorado Avalanche in 2015 NHL Entry Draft.

 

The 2014-15 season with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies was Beaudin’s first full QMJHL campaign. In 68 games he accumulated 53 points (14 goals, 39 assists), an impressive plus-16 rating (ranking second on his team), plus an additional five points (one goal, four assists) in six playoff games. He received both regular powerplay and penalty-kill ice time even as a rookie, and will attempt to improve his offensive totals when he returns to the QMJHL for the 2015-16 season.

 

Beaudin’s greatest asset is his hockey intelligence. He is praised for his excellent vision and senses on the ice, which contribute to his strong playmaking abilities shown by his assist totals throughout his career. He is also consistently highly praised by coaches and teammates for his excellent work ethic on and off the ice, where his attention to detail can be seen in all aspects of his game from his defensive positioning to his extra effort in team practices. He lacks the high-end skill seen in top scorers around the league, and his shot and skating will require time to develop, but as an 18-year-old Beaudin has lots of time to hone his skills. Hayden Soboleski

 

Fantasy Outlook: B

Originally a strong two-way player; has worked hard and become a very offensively-capable number-one centerman.

 

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