A version of the following story appeared in the 2017-18 third edition of AVALANCHE, the official game magazine of the Colorado Avalanche Hockey Club. For more feature stories, purchase a copy of the magazine during Avs home games at Pepsi Center. All proceeds from game-magazine sales support youth hockey associations in Colorado.
After three years in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, forward J.C. Beaudin is in his first year playing professional hockey.
Drafted by the Colorado Avalanche in the third round (71st overall) of the 2015 NHL Draft, the center spent his junior career playing for the Rouyn-Noranda Huskies and is in his first season in the Avalanche system.