Beauviller, who captains the Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, has seven goals and eight assists in seven games this season. He had a whopper of a game against Rouyn-Noranda on October 10th, scoring three goals and two assists. He has already been selected to join Team QMJHL in the CHL's Canada-Russia Super Series set for this month.
The diminutive (read: of normal human size for an adult male) 5'-11" Beauvillier impressed at Islanders training camp this year by throwing the body around, and not backing down to larger veterans.
"He plays big," head coach Jack Capuano said. "For me tough is taking a hit to make a play, winning your battles in those small areas of the ice and he's done that. He's a gritty guy, he goes to the dirty areas."
He's going to be fun player to watch cross the bridge (or, puente in Spanish) to the pros.