Beau Starrett
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Beau Starrett

Hometown:

Bellingham Massachusetts

Currently Playing In:

NCAA

Birthday:

1995-11-01

Position:

C

Eligible for draft:

2014

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2014

Height:

6-4

Acquired:

3rd round (88th overall), 2014

Weight:

185 lbs.

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History

2010-11: Beau Starrett saw limited action and had no points as a freshman at Catholic Memorial HS in Massachusetts. His older brother Shane Starrett was a goalie for the Knights and Beau became the fourth Starrett brother to play for Catholic Memorial.

2011-12: Starrett played for the South Shore Dynamos U16 team in the Massachusetts Midget Select League and skated for Catholic Memorial as a sophomore. In 12 games for the Dynamos he scored 5 goals with 4 assists and 6 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Starrett played for the South Shore Kings — skating in 18 games for the club’s Empire Junior League team and playing for the U18 squad — and skated for Catholic Memorial as a junior. He scored 11 goals with 11 assists and 20 penalty minutes in Empire league play and scored 9 goals with 8 assists for Catholic Memorial.

2013-14: Starrett skipped his senior year of high school hockey at Catholic Memorial to play junior hockey for the South Shore Kings in the first-year US Premier Hockey League. In November he committed to playing college hockey at Cornell in 2015-16. Starrett scored 11 goals with 36 assists and 94 penalty minutes in 48 regular season games and had 1 goal with 2 penalty minutes in five playoff games. He was selected to play in the USPHL Premier Division all-star game along with teammates Nolan Vesey and Joe Lappin. Starrett was ranked 79th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting’s final rankings and was selected by Chicago in the third round (88th overall) of the 2014 NHL Draft.

2014-15: Starrett skated in seven games for the South Shore Kings — suffering a shoulder injury that kept him out most of the year in his second USPHL season. He scored 2 goals with 3 assists and 6 penalty minutes. 

Talent Analysis

Starrett is a big player who relishes physical play, both in open ice and in the corners, and uses his size to win puck battles. He creates space for his linemates with his size but also has solid offensive skills to go with his size. He is still fairly raw as a prospect at this time and lost nearly a full season due to injury. He should have time to round out his tactical game and hone his technical skills and skating ability during his time at Cornell.

Future

Starrett is in his freshman season at Cornell University in 2015-16 after missing most of last season due to a shoulder injury. His combination of size and skill is rare but he is still fairly early in the development process. How long it takes him to get back up to speed will determine his impact for the Big Red this season but long-range he has the potential to be an effective power forward in the future.

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