RotoWire Partners

Nathan Beaulieu

24-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2017-18 NHL Stats

G

0

A

2

PP Pts

1

+/-

0

PIM

5

2017-18 NHL Projections

G

A

PP Pts

+/-

PIM

2017-18 Fantasy Hockey Outlook

The 2016-17 season was expected to be one in which Beaulieu -- Montrealís first-round draft pick in 2011 -- broke out, and in many ways he did. Elevated to a top-four role, including opening the year as Shea Weberís partner, Beaulieu posted a career-high 28 points, including...

Read more about Nathan Beaulieu

SHOOTS: Left   HT: 6' 2"   WT: 200   DOB: 12/5/1992   BORN: Strathroy, Ontario   DRAFTED: 1st Rd, #17 Overall in 2011   Show ContractHide Contract

$

Nathan Beaulieu Contract Information:

Re-signed with the Sabres on a two-year, $4.8 million contract in July of 2017.

October 18, 2017  –  Nathan Beaulieu News

▼ More

RotoWire Fantasy Analysis

+ Add To Watchlist

Beaulieu converted a power-play assist in a 5-4 overtime road loss to the Golden Knights on Tuesday.

To instantly reveal our fantasy analysis of every player – including Nathan Beaulieu – simply subscribe now.

Nathan Beaulieu NHL Stats
OPTIONS:   Show Minor League StatsHide Minor League Stats       Click stat headings to sort columns.
  Overall Power Play Defense
Season Age League Team GP G A Pts +/- PIM SOG SH% GWG SHG TOI/G G A Pts TOI/G Hits BS
2012-13 19 NHL MON 6 0 2 2 5 0 8 0.0 0 0 15:22 0 0 0 2:17 3 4
2013-14 20 NHL MON 17 0 2 2 6 8 15 0.0 0 0 13:14 0 0 0 1:09 7 20
2014-15 21 NHL MON 64 1 8 9 6 45 62 1.6 0 0 15:42 0 2 2 0:45 50 69
2014-15 21 AHL HAM 8 2 2 4 -2 9 0 0
2015-16 22 NHL MON 64 2 17 19 -6 55 74 2.7 0 0 17:27 1 2 3 1:14 59 89
2016-17 23 NHL MON 74 4 24 28 8 44 118 3.4 1 0 19:29 2 10 12 1:39 65 102
2017-18 24 NHL BUF 7 0 2 2 0 5 10 0.0 0 0 19:31 0 1 1 2:23 11 9
2017-18 Proj 24 NHL BUF 77 Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 projections for Nathan Beaulieu

Age is determined on October 1st of each season.

No Yes

Nathan Beaulieu – Playing Time Overview

Depth Chart Status   (See Full Depth Chart)

#2 Left Defenseman
  1. Marco Scandella
  2. Nathan Beaulieu
  3. Josh Gorges
  4. Justin Falk  IR
Buffalo Sabres

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

19:31

Average Time On Ice

On average, Nathan Beaulieu was on the ice for 19:31.

2:23

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Nathan Beaulieu was on the ice for 2:23 during power plays.

1:31

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Nathan Beaulieu was on the ice for 1:31 while the team was short-handed.

Year Ice Time Power Play Short-Handed
2015-16 17:27 1:14 0:30
2016-17 19:29 1:39 0:58
2017-18 19:31 2:23 1:31

Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Nathan Beaulieu

<a href='/hockey/showArticle.htm?id=35566'>NHL Waiver Wire: Kicking off 2017-18</a>

NHL Waiver Wire: Kicking off 2017-18

Neil Parker is back with his weekly waiver-wire roundup just in time for the first puck drop of the 2017-18 NHL season.

More Nathan Beaulieu Articles   View Last 30

The Man Advantage: Playoff Power Players  

Blue Line Buzz: Playoff Edition  

Stanley Cup Playoffs: Postseason Preview  

Yahoo DFS Hockey: Wednesday Picks  

2017-18 NHL Game Log   Nathan Beaulieu
Calculate Stats Over Any Time Period Just click on any two dates to see the totals.
Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Oct 17 VGK@VGK 0 1 1 -1 0 0 1 0 0 0.0 1 2 20:18 4:55
Oct 15 ANA@ANA 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 3 3 15:06 0:21
Oct 14 LOS@LOS 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 2 0 19:18 3:04
Oct 12 SAN@SAN 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:32 1:42
Oct 9 NJD 0 0 0 -2 5 0 0 0 3 0.0 1 0 18:19 0:41
Oct 7 NYI@NYI 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 0 20:36 2:41
Oct 5 MON 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 1 3 23:29 3:17

Nathan Beaulieu: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Beaulieu notched a primary assist in Sunday's 3-1 road win over the Ducks.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Beaulieu agreed to a two-year deal with the Sabres on Monday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Beaulieu has filed for salary arbitration, Bill Hoppe of the Times Herald reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Beaulieu received a qualifying offer to remain property of the Sabres.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Beaulieu, who was recently acquired from Montreal, was one of three defensemen protected by the Sabres.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
The Canadiens traded Beaulieu to the Sabres on Saturday in exchange for a 2017 third-round draft pick.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Beaulieu notched a pair of assists and a plus-3 rating despite seeing the lowest ice time among Montreal blueliners -- 18:15 -- in Thursday's 6-2 win over Florida.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Beaulieu will be a healthy scratch Thursday against the Hurricanes, the Canadiens' official site reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Beaulieu scored a goal and chipped in an assist in a 4-1 win Sunday over the visiting Senators.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Beaulieu is shaping up to be a healthy scratch Tuesday night versus the Blackhawks, Eric Engels of Sportsnet reports.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Beaulieu had an assist, one shot on goal, one hit and one blocked shot over 17:50 of ice time in a 4-2 loss to St. Louis on Saturday.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.
Beaulieu was dropped mid-game to the third defensive pairing Monday, receiving just 15:27 of ice time in a 1-0 loss to Detroit.

Exclusive Fantasy Analysis

Subscribe to RotoWire now to instantly reveal our analysis.

RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

Subscribe now to see our 2017-18 outlook.

2016-17

Beaulieu experienced incremental improvement last season, playing the same number of games as the year before while upping his point total by 10 -- although that still resulted in a total of only two goals and 17 assists. Still, as he enters his age-23 season, Beaulieu is in good position to continue improving; he was an accomplished scorer from the blue line in juniors and the AHL, and seems to be grasping the NHL game better and better as he goes along. With the Habs looking to reduce Andrei Markov's workload, Beaulieu could be headed for big minutes and should reward fantasy owners with late-draft value.

2014-15

The shakeup on the Montreal blue line suggests an enhanced role for Beaulieu in 2014-15. They Habs have traded Josh Gorges while letting Francis Bouillon and Douglas Murray walk, clearing at least two spots for some of the organization's younger defenseman. Beaulieu held his own in 24 games at the NHL level, including seven during the playoff run, finishing with a plus-9 and four assists. While playing with AHL Hamilton, he had 27 points and five power-play goals, but was a team-worst minus-19 on a bad Bulldogs team. He has offensive skills and more importantly size. Look for Beaulieu or Jarred Tinordi to grab one of the six spots on defense.

2013-14

Beaulieu, a first-round draft pick in 2011, had his first taste of the professional leagues in 2013, opening the season with the AHL Hamilton Bulldogs and getting a brief call up to Montreal. He had 31 points (7 goals, 24 assists) and was a minus-8 for the Bulldogs. Beaulieu's made strides defensively, but his improvement doesn't jump out at you as the Bulldogs were the worst team in the AHL. He's behind Jarrod Tinordi in the pipeline, but will be part of the Canadiens' future. He possesses smart offensive skills that make him a replacement for Andrei Markov as the quarterback on the power play.

2011-12

Bealieu, 18, repeated his 45-point performance from 2009-10 for the Saint John Sea Dogs of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League in 2010-11. The smooth-skating defenseman excels in transition, creates passing lanes and is a smart distributor. The big questions are his ability on the defensive end. Things like skating backward and pivoting while in retreat. He could also stand to add some heft in the coming years. He'll return to Saint John this season.