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.
A speedy forward with great acceleration, Beauvillier was a valued contributor at both ends of the ice for Rimouski. His skating ability not only made 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 muscle to his frame.
Beauvillier will take another turn in the QMJHL, and should see an increase in ice time for Rimouski. Beauvillier’s speed will always give him a step up as his career progresses, but the young forward will need to develop his consistency and work rate to have a shot at making the NHL.