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Avalanche Drafts Alex Beaucage at No. 78 Overall

Forward helped the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies win the Memorial Cup

by Ron Knabenbauer @Avalanche / ColoradoAvalanche.com

VANCOUVER, British Columbia--Forward Alex Beaucage was picked by the Colorado Avalanche at No. 78 overall in the third round of the 2019 NHL Draft.

Beaucage, 17, helped the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies win a Memorial Cup championship and Quebec Major Junior Hockey League title during the 2018-19 season. The wing recorded 39 goals and 40 assists in 68 QMJHL regular season games before producing 16 points (five goals and 11 assists) in 16 postseason contests.

At the Memorial Cup in May in Halifax, Beaucage registered two points (goal and assist) in five games en route to the Huskies winning their first-ever Canadian Hockey League title.

Rated as the 64th-best North American skater in NHL Central Scouting's final rankings, the Trois-Rivieres, Quebec, native first joined Rouyn-Noranda in 2017-18 and went on to produce 37 points (13 goals, 24 assists) in 56 games.

The 6-foot-2, 192-pound forward played for Canada Black at the 2017 World Under-17 Hockey Challenge.

Beaucage was the second of two picks in the third round by the Avalanche, which opened Round 3 by selecting Matthew Stienburg at No. 63 overall.

Avalanche Draft Central has complete coverage of Colorado's 2019 picks at ColoradoAvalanche.com/draft.

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