JC Beaudin was selected by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round (71st overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft. Returning for his second team development camp, the 6-foot-1, 181-pound forward recently finished his second full season with the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The right-handed shooter completed the 2015-16 campaign with a career-high 82 points in 58 games (33 goals, 29 assists).
In the QMJHL Playoffs, the Longueuil, Quebec, native went on to add 19 points (seven goals, 12 assists) in 17 contests to help the Huskies win their first-ever league championship and earn a berth into the Memorial Cup.
ColoradoAvalanche.com sat down with Beaudin shortly after one of the on-ice sessions at Avalanche development camp.
How have you liked Denver?
"It’s a nice city, people are welcoming us really well so it’s been fun. I was here last year at development camp and at training camp so it’s my third time, and I’ve enjoyed it every time."
What is your go-to pregame meal or snack?
"I’d say pasta with chicken."
Do you have a pregame routine?
"I usually stretch before and after games, but I don't have a routine or a superstition or anything like that."
What is your favorite offseason hobby?
"I like to play ball hockey with my friends. During the season I am seven hours away from home so just seeing my friends is really nice."
What kind of music do you listen to before a game?
"I listen to almost everything. I could listen to Luke Bryan or Justin Bieber, things like that."
What is the most used app on your phone?
"I’d say Twitter, just for the hockey news."
What is one of your favorite road traditions with your team?
"We play cards a lot so we have fun with that."
Do you have a favorite movie or TV show?
"Miracle on Ice, it’s a classic. I've watched it maybe 20 times. I've watched Prison Break, I loved it. I've watched Suits, I loved that too. Right now I'm not watching any TV shows, but when the season starts I will probably start a new one."
What would you do if you couldn't play hockey?
"That’s a good question. I would love to stay in the hockey world, maybe as a scout or a GM or something like that. If not, I would be a police officer. My dad is one and I look up to him a lot."
How did you get into playing hockey?
"I was young, I’d say 3 years old. My dad, my mom, my sister and my brother played hockey."