Beaulieu, Habs Reach Deal

As reported by Elliotte Friedman, the Montreal Canadiens have signed Nathan Beaulieu to a 2-year contract through the 2016-17 season. Beaulieu’s new contract would see him earning $1-million per season for a total of $2-million over the duration of his contract.

This is the second contract for Beaulieu in his career after signing an entry level contract with a cap hit of $925,000 per year in 2012. Beaulieu was drafted 17th overall in the 1st round of the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

Beaulieu

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Nathan Beaulieu
Position: Defenceman
Birthplace: Strathroy, ON, Canada
Age: 22
Height: 6'2"
Weight: 194
Drafted: 17th Overall (1st Round) / 2011 - Montreal

 

Nathan Beaulieu made his National Hockey League debut on March 30th, 2013 in a Saturday night game against the New York Rangers at the Bell Centre. The Habs shutout the Rangers 3-0 as Beaulieu finished with 17:17 of ice time along with 1 shot, 1 hit, and 1 block. Since his debut, the 22 year old left-shot defenceman Beaulieu has recorded a single goal and 12 assists in 87 games with the Canadiens, and 58 points in 124 games with the former-AHL affiliate Hamilton Bulldogs.

Beaulieu’s career accomplishments include winning the 2011 Memorial Cup with the Saint John Sea Dogs (QMJHL) under the coaching of former Habs assistant coach Gerard Gallant. He was also named to the 2011 Memorial Cup All-Star team and earned a bronze medal with Team Canada at the 2012 World Juniors.

Eliteprospects and Matias Strozyk describe Nathan Beaulieu as: “A defenseman with fast, strong skating. Moves the puck well and is very useful as a playmaker on the powerplay. Has a strong shot and good vision. Uses his stick well defensively and can be physical, when needed“.

Photo: Eliteprospects.com

Photo: Eliteprospects.com

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