Cody Beach
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Cody Beach

Hometown:

Kelowna British Columbia

Currently Playing In:

Pro

Birthday:

1992-08-08

Position:

RW

Eligible for draft:

2010

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2010

Height:

6-5

Acquired:

5th round (134th overall), 2010

Weight:

200 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • C

History

2008-09: Cody Beach, a third round pick of the Calgary Hitmen at the 2007 WHL Bantam Draft, played in three games for the Hitmen.  he registered no points in those games.  Beach is the brother of Chicago Blackhawks’ prospect Kyle Beach.

2009-10: In his WHL rookie season, Beach played in 51 games for the Hitmen.  He scored 3 goals and added 11 assists for 14 points while also racking up 157 penalty minutes.  In 19 playoff games for the Hitmen , Beach scored 1 goal and added 7 assists for 8 points to go along with a plus-10 rating and 57 penalty minutes.  He was named the Hitmen’s Rookie of the Year.

2010-11: Beach skated for the Calgary Hitmen and Moose Jaw Warriors in his second WHL season, appearing in 57 games before suffering a season-ending knee injury in March. He opened the season with 5 goals and 10 assists along with 73 PMs in 17 games for Calgary before being acquired by Moose Jaw as part of a multi-player trade in November 2010. In 40 games with Moose Jaw he scored 6 goals with 28 assists and had a team-high 163 PMs with an even plus/minus. Beach signed an entry-level, three-year contract with St. Louis in July 2011.

2011-12: Beach signed a three-year entry-level contract with the Blues in July 2011 and attended St. Louis’ camp before returning to Moose Jaw for his fourth WHL season. He was the second-leading scorer for the Warriors while leading all WHL players with 229 penalty minutes. He scored 15 goals with 41 assists and was plus-12 in 58 games for a Moose Jaw team that finished first in the East Division and reach the playoff semifinals. Beach scored 4 goals with 6 assists in 13 playoff games and was plus-2 with 29 penalty minutes.

2012-13: Beach made his AHL debut in November and played 23 games for Blues affiliate Peoria in his first season — splitting the year between the Rivermen and the ECHL’s Evansville Icemen. He scored 2 goals with 5 assists and was plus-9 with 71 penalty minutes for Peoria. The Rivermen missed the AHL playoffs after finishing last in the Midwest Division. Beach scored 2 goals with 7 assists and was minus-8 with 81 penalty minutes in 24 games with Evansville.

2013-14: Beach skated for Blues AHL affiliate Chicago in his second pro season. Missing time in January to attend to private matters, he appeared in 34 games as a hard-nosed, physical forward and at times enforcer. He scored 5 goals with 6 assists and was plus-2 with a team-leading 109 penalty minutes. The Wolves finished first in the Midwest Division and advanced to the second round in the playoffs. Beach did not appear in any playoff games. He skated in seven games for the ECHL’s Kalamazoo Wings during a conditioning assignment after returning to the Wolves in January and scored 3 goals with 1 assist while finishing plus-1 with 14 penalty minutes. 
 
Talent Analysis

Beach is a huge power forward and physical enforcer. He can get under the opponent's skin and is willing to drop the gloves. He will need to continue to fill out his frame and improve his skating to make an impact at the pro level.

Future

Beach attended training camp with the Blues before being assigned to AHL affiliate Chicago to start the 2014-15 season. A big-time brawler he was already leading the AHL in penalty minutes after his first 18 games. Beach has some offensive ability and is responsible in his own end but his role at the NHL level, should he get that far, will likely be of an enforcer and power forward.

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