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.

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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. 

2014-15: Beach played in 41 regular season games and four playoff contests for the AHL’s Chicago Wolves in his third pro season; briefly spending time in the ECHL with the Alaska Aces. He scored 5 goals with 6 assists and was +2 with 109 penalty minutes during the regular season with the Wolves. Chicago finished third in the Midwest Division, falling to Utica in a best-of-five first-round playoff series. Beach was -1 with no points and 6 penalty minutes in the playoffs. He was -6 with no points and 26 penalty minutes in six ECHL games. Beach was re-signed by St. Louis to a one-year contract in June 2015. 

2015-16: Beach played in 25 games with the Chicago Wolves in his fourth pro season — missing time due to injury and suspension. Used primarily as an enforcer by the Wolves, he scored 2 goals with 2 assists and was -3 with 105 penalty minutes. Chicago finished sixth in the Central Division, missing the AHL playoffs. Beach played two games with the ECHL’s Quad City Mallards and was -2 with no points and 11 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 skated for the AHL's Chicago Wolves in 2015-16, appearing in 25 games. An established heavyweight at the minor pro level, his offensive game is limited. Beach will be an unrestricted free agent if not re-signed by the Blues. The 23-year-old has limited offensive skills and projects as a lower line forward who can provide toughness.

Blues 2010 draft review

by Maciej Chabelski
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Going into the draft, the Blues were armed with a pick in the first six rounds of the draft. That however did not stop them from making a splash on draft day, trading defensive prospect David Rundblad to the Ottawa Senators for the 16th overall pick.

This was following a big move the team made prior to the 2010 draft, acquiring playoff goaltending hero Jaroslav Halak from the Montreal Canadiens in a surprise deal that included top prospect Lars Eller. Many had predicted the Blues would address their goaltending depth in the draft, but with Halak on board and Eller gone, the priority switched to adding to the organization’s forward depth.

St. Louis picked six forwards and one defenseman, a strategy that differed from past trends of stockpiling the organization with blueliners. The organization also neglected to select any goaltenders in the 2010 draft. The Blues obviously feel confident with Halak, Ty Conklin, Jake Allen, and Ben Bishop in between the pipes for the foreseeable future.

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