Francis Beauvillier
Image: QMJHL

Francis Beauvillier

Hometown:

Sorel-Tracy Quebec

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1993-10-22

Position:

LW

Eligible for draft:

2012

Shoots:

Left

Drafted:

2012

Height:

6-1

Acquired:

6th round (174th overall), 2012

Weight:

180 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2009-10: A first round pick (3rd overall) of Lewiston in the 2009 QMJHL Entry Draft, Francis Beauvillier appeared in 61 games for the MAINEiacs in his rookie season. On a team that won just 23 games during the season, he scored 12 goals with 14 assists and was minus-11 with 46 penalty minutes. He was scoreless with no penalties in four playoff games. Beauvillier played for Quebec in the 2010 U17 World Hockey Challenge and was scoreless with 4 penalty minutes in five games.

2010-11: Beauvillier had a solid second season and the MAINEiacs were one of the QMJHL's big turnaround stories in what would prove to be the franchises last season in Lewiston. In 57 games he scored 11 goals with 14 assists and was plus-12 with 39 penalty minutes.

2011-12: Beauvillier was selected by Rimouski in the dispersal draft after Lewiston folded. In 67 games with the Oceanic he scored 23 goals with 11 assists and was minus-11 with 75 penalty minutes. After finishing fourth in the East Division during the regular season, Rimouski advanced to the playoff finals against Saint John. In the team's first 19 playoff games Beauvillier scored 4 goals with 4 assists and was plus-five with 31 penalty minutes. He was invited to the NHL Draft Combine and ranked 56th amongst North American skaters in Central Scouting's final rankings prior to the 2012 NHL Draft.

2012-13: Beauvillier made his pro hockey debut in April, joining the Panthers' AHL affiliate in San Antonio following his fourth QMJHL season. He played eight games with the Rampage and had 2 assists and was -3 with 4 penalty minutes. San Antonio missed the AHL playoffs after finishing last in the South Division. Beauvillier was the third leading-scorer for Rimouski behind 100-point scorer Peter Trainor and Scott Oke. He scored 30 goals with 32 assists in 64 games and was +6 with 86 penalty minutes. Rimouski reached the playoffs after finishing second in the East Division. Beauvillier scored 1 goal with 2 assists and was -8 with 10 penalty minutes in the six-game series with Gatineau.

 

Talent Analysis

A speedy forward with great acceleration, Beauvillier is a valued contributor at both ends of the ice. His skating ability not only makes him dangerous in offensive situations, but also a short-handed threat while taking shifts as a penalty killer. Able to make a play at top speed, Beauvillier's game will be much more effective when he adds more muscle to his frame.

 

Future

Beauvillier will skate for Shawinigan this fall, and line up with his little brother whom the Cataractes recently drafted. This will probably be Francis’s final junior season, and long term he looks like a player that can progress into a dangerous third-line winger.

 

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