2008-09: Gabriel Beaupre played in 52 games with the Val d’Or Foreurs, starting the year as a 15-year-old. He notched 3 assists, 48 PIMs, and a +3 rating on the season.
2009-10: Beaupre appeared in 56 games in his second season with the Foreurs, putting up 2 goals and 5 assists to go along with 94 PIMs and a woeful -32 rating. He also managed a goal and an assist in 6 post season games.
2010-11: Beaupre played 66 games tallying 3 goals and 15 assists for the Foreurs. He added 73 PIMs and a -27 rating in the regular season. In the playoffs, he appeared in 4 games posting one assist.
2011-12: Beaupre went to training camp with the Avalanche before returning to Val-d'Or for his fourth season. Beaupre provided a physical element to the Foreurs defense corps and chipped in offensively with 21 points. He was second on the team with 102 penalty minutes while scoring 6 goals with 15 assists and was minus-ten in 62 games. Val-d'Or finished under .500 but was second in the West Division. Beaupre was minus-three with no points and 6 penalty minutes in the Foreurs' four-game playoff series with Rimouski.
2012-13: Gabriel Beaupre made his AHL debut with Colorado affiliate Lake Erie in January and skated in 43 games for the Monsters as a 20-year-old. Originally slated to spend an overage season in the QMJHL with Val d'Or, he began the year with the Foreurs before joining the Central Hockey League's Denver Cutthroats. Beaupre scored 1 goal with 4 assists and was -6 with 67 penalty minutes for the Monsters. Lake Erie finished third in the North Division but missed the AHL playoffs. Beaupre scored 3 goals with 5 assists and was +5 with 23 penalty minutes in 28 games with Denver and was scoreless and -1 in four games with Val d'Or. Beaupre signed a three-year entry-level contract with Colorado in March, 2013.
A physical defensive defenseman, Beaupre keeps things simple in his own end. He's not afraid to use his size in the corners or to separate a player from the puck and will drop his gloves when the rough stuff starts. An avid shot blocker and a decent skater, Beaupre can also make a solid first pass out of the zone and shows some willingness to carry the puck, but his primary strengths remain in his own end.
He will likely play another season in the QMJHL, before moving on to the AHL for further development. Beaupre projects as a fifth or sixth defenseman at the NHL level.