|Final Rank:||7||Midterm Rank:||4|
|Born:||January 13, 1990|
|Born in:||North Vancouver, BC, CAN|
|Drafted:||2008: CHI (1st Round / 11th Overall)|
NHL Central Scouting’s Blair MacDonald
Strengths: "Kyle Beach is one of the top forwards in this year’s draft and is probably the most competitive – from the blue line in there is no one that competes like him. He’s feisty, he’s got a reputation for being physical and agitating a little bit, but he definitely ranks in there as a power forward and is the power forward in this year’s draft. He has good scoring skills and a very accurate shot, and from the blue line in, once he gets the puck, he almost owns it."
Areas to improve: "The team he is playing on is very defensive minded and he has to learn to skate and read transition a little better in his position and needs to learn to focus a little better on the ice to make it to the next level."
Everett head coach John Becanic
"Kyle is a really unique player, probably the most unique player in the draft this year in the fact that he plays a difficult game and is a difficult player to play against. He’s physical, he’s strong, he has skill, he has every dimension needed to be a power forward in the National Hockey League."
Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.