Anthony Beauvillier
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Anthony Beauvillier

Hometown:

Sorel Quebec

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1997-06-08

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2015

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2015

Height:

5-11

Acquired:

1st round (28th overall), 2015

Weight:

173 lbs.

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History

2011-12: Anthony Beauvillier appeared in 10 games, including one playoff contest, for the College Antoine-Girouard Gaulois midget AAA team as a 14-year-old and was one of the leading scorers for the club’s AA Espoir team. He scored 1 goal with 1 assist and 4 penalty minutes playing for the Gaulois. Beauvillier scored 27 goals with 13 assists and 52 penalty minutes in 27 AA games. 

2012-13: Beauvillier was the leading scorer for the College Antoine-Girouard Gaulois in his first full season in the Quebec midget AAA league. In 49 regular season games he scored 39 goals with 25 assists and had 22 penalty minutes. College Antoine-Girouard reached the playoff semifinals, falling to Laval-Montreal, 2-1, in the decisive game of their best-of-seven series. Beauvillier scored 5 goals with 10 assists and 24 penalty minutes in 13 playoff games. He was invited to the Quebec Games for 15-year-olds and in five games for Team Blue he scored 4 goals with 2 assists. Beauvillier was the second player taken in the 2013 QMJHL Entry Draft, going to Shawinigan in the first round. 

2013-14: Beauvillier skated for the Shawinigan Cataractes as a 16-year-old and was an assistant captain for the Canada Quebec U17 team at the 2014 World Hockey Challenge. He scored 9 goals with 24 assists and was -27 with 26 penalty minutes in 64 regular season games. Shawinigan received the final playoff spot despite winning 20 of 68 games and finishing last in the East Division and was swept by Baie-Comeau in a first-round series. Beauvillier was -3 with no points and 8 penalty minutes in four playoff games. He scored 2 goals with 2 assists and 6 penalty minutes in six games for Canada Quebec at the WHC.  

2014-15: Beauvillier played for the gold medal-winning Canada U18 team at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament before returning to Shawinigan for his second QMJHL season and finished the year winning a bronze medal with the Canada U18 team at the 2015 World Junior Championship. The Cataractes’ leading scorer, he scored 42 goals with 52 assists and was +16 with 72 penalty minutes in 67 regular season games. Shawinigan finished third in the East Division, falling to Halifax in overtime in the decisive seventh game of their first-round series. Beauvillier scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was +1 with 14 penalty minutes in the series. He was +1 with no points nor penalties in three games for Canada during the Ivan Hlinka tournament and scored 3 goals with 2 penalty minutes, with an even plus/minus, in six games at the WJC in Switzerland. Canada defeated the host team, 5-2, in the bronze medal game. Beauvillier played for Team Cherry in the 2015 CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game. He was ranked 33rd in the Central Scouting final rankings and was selected by the Islanders in the first round (28th overall) in the 2015 NHL Draft.

Talent Analysis

Beauvillier was one of the better pure offensive players in the QMJHL’s crop of 2015 draft-eligible players. He has great vision with the puck, but can also bury scoring chances when presented, as evidenced by his 42 goals in his draft year. He can often be a little undisciplined in his play and, like many prolific scorers in junior, needs to work on his defensive consistency.

Future

Beauvillier participated in Hockey Canada's U20 camp and attended his first training camp with the Islanders before returning to Shawinigan to captain the Cataractes. He has been one of the QMJHL's top scorers and skated for Canada at the 2016 World Juniors. Beauvillier is a dynamic offensive player and is in the process of developing physically and refining the complimentary aspects of his game. He is likely still a few years away from being NHL-ready but projects as a consistent top-six scoring forward.

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