The Montreal Canadiens selected defenseman Nathan Beaulieu from the St. John Sea Dogs 17th overall in the first round of the 2011 entry draft.
Beaulieu, 6’20” tall and 174 lbs was named part of the Memorial Cup All-Star team after helpng his team to a QJHML title and eventually winning the Memorial Cup.
Hailing from Strathroy Ontario, Beaulieu played three seasons with the Sea Dogs, he accumulated 100 points including 26 goals in 180 games and has a +/- rating of (+)83. In 44 playoff games he scored 8 goals and 25 assists.
In other news many people were aticipating Winnipegs turn to draft hoping that they would finally cinfirm what the team’s name would be. The Winnipeg franchise did not dissapoint anyone when they confirmed the team would go by the beloved moniker of Jets.
I believe it’s a smart move, you dont dissapoint any fans with this choice. Should they have chosen a different name? Business wise it couldve been a good choice considering everyone in Winnipeg already owns Jets merchendise. They couldve chosen a diferent name to sell more merch. But let’s face it, it’s a Canadian team, they wouldve sold the merchandise now matter what.
In any case, it will be great to watch a new Canadian team next year. By the way, if you didnt already know, Winnipeg’s home opener will be on Sunday October 9th against our Montreal Canadiens.
I can’t wait.
Go Habs Go! and Go Jets Go!