Luke Beaverson

Luke Beaverson


St. Paul Minnesota

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9th round (283rd overall), 2004


228 lbs.

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2005-06: Beaverson completed his sophomore season at Alaska-Anchorage as one of the Seawolves top defensemen. The Vadnais Heights, MN native notched four points (one goal, three assists) in 34 games this season. He led UAA with 53 penalty minutes. Beaverson notched his first career goal back on December 30th in the Alaska Airlines Governor’s Cup series at the University of Alaska (Fairbanks). He capped off the year with a selection to the WCHA All-Academic Team.

2006-07:  Beaverson enjoyed a stellar junior campaign at Alaska-Anchorage this season, posting his best offensive numbers to date. He posted nine points (five goals, four assists) and was one of only five Seawolves to play in all 37 games this season. The Vadnais Heights, MN native served as one of UAA’s assistant captains, logging a considerable amount of ice time as one of the Seawolves top blueliners and penalty killers. Beaverson, who is also an excellent student, was named to the WCHA All-Academic Team for the second consecutive year.

2007-08: Though his offensive contributions slowed compared to last season, Beaverson continued to play a prominent and important role on a low-scoring Seawolves team, logging lots of ice time, as well as killing penalties.

Beaverson signed an entry-level contract with the Panthers in May, 2008.

Talent Analysis
Beaverson is a big, rugged stay at home defenseman who logged a ton of ice time while with UAA the past four seasons. He skates with long, powerful strides. He doesn’t shy away from the physical side of the game and has demonstrated that he can also dish out some bone-jarring hits. While Beaverson will likely never been known as an offensive defenseman, he is confident with the puck and can make good outlet passes. He possesses a good heavy shot with a quick release. He also has an outstanding wrist shot. One of Beaverson’s best attributes is his ability to block shots. He works and competes hard.