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Nathan Beaulieu

25-Year-Old Defenseman – Buffalo Sabres

2017-18 NHL Stats

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2017-18 NHL Projections

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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...

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

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

December 14, 2017  –  Nathan Beaulieu News

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Beaulieu (illness) is healthy enough to return to the lineup against Philadelphia on Thursday, Adam Kimelman of NHL.com reports.

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Nathan Beaulieu NHL Stats
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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 20 0 3 3 -9 15 27 0.0 0 0 18:16 0 1 1 1:51 16 19
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Nathan Beaulieu – Playing Time Overview

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#4 Left Defenseman

2017-18 Time On Ice Stats

18:16

Average Time On Ice

On average, Nathan Beaulieu was on the ice for 18:16.

1:51

Average Power Play Time On Ice

On average, Nathan Beaulieu was on the ice for 1:51 during power plays.

0:45

Average Short-Handed Time On Ice

On average, Nathan Beaulieu was on the ice for 0:45 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 18:16 1:51 0:45

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2017-18 NHL Game Log   Nathan Beaulieu
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Date Opp G A Pts +/- PIM PPG PPA SHG SOG SH% HIT BS TOI PPTOI
Dec 14 PHI@PHI Did Not Play
Dec 12 OTT Did Not Play
Dec 10 STL@STL Did Not Play
Dec 8 CHI@CHI Did Not Play
Dec 5 COL@COL Did Not Play
Dec 2 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 7:46 0:00
Dec 1 PIT 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 2 21:20 3:11
Nov 28 TAM 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 17:50 2:18
Nov 25 MON@MON 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 1 0 20:47 1:54
Nov 24 EDM 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 12:04 1:41
Nov 22 MIN 0 1 1 1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 18:49 1:30
Nov 20 CLM 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 21:54 2:18
Nov 18 CAR 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 1 1 19:36 1:16
Nov 17 DET@DET 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 1 17:44 1:16
Nov 14 PIT@PIT 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 3 0.0 0 2 17:02 0:56
Nov 11 MON@MON 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 2 1 21:19 2:13
Nov 10 FLA 0 0 0 -1 2 0 0 0 1 0.0 1 1 21:06 0:34
Nov 7 WAS Did Not Play
Nov 4 DAL@DAL Did Not Play
Nov 2 ARI@ARI Did Not Play
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Oct 28 SAN Did Not Play
Oct 25 CLM@CLM Did Not Play
Oct 24 DET Did Not Play
Oct 21 BOS@BOS Did Not Play
Oct 20 VAN 0 0 0 -1 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 1 11:27 1:04
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 (illness) will not play Tuesday against Ottawa, John Vogl of The Buffalo News reports.

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Beaulieu (illness) remains day-to-day and will need a little more time to recover, but he is optimistic he can play Tuesday.

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Beaulieu (illness) will sit out Friday's contest in Chicago, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

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Beaulieu (illness) will not dress Tuesday against the Avs, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

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Beaulieu (illness) is unlikely to travel to Denver ahead of Tuesday's game against the Avalanche.

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Beaulieu sustained an unspecified injury in Saturday night's game against the Penguins, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

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Beaulieu's skated to a minus-4 rating through three games since returning from an upper-body injury.

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Beaulieu (upper body) will return to the lineup for Friday's game against the Panthers.

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Beaulieu (upper body) returned to the ice Thursday.

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Beaulieu (upper body) could return to the lineup Friday against Florida after skating Tuesday, but is effectively ruled out for the evening's contest against Washington, Mike Harrington of The Buffalo News reports.

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Beaulieu (upper body) has been skating and is "close" to seeing game action, according to head coach Phil Housley.

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Beaulieu (upper body) has been placed on injured reserve, per the NHL media site.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

2017-18

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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.