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Beauvillier Agrees to Entry-Level Deal

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders and forward Anthony Beauvillier have agreed to terms on a three-year, entry-level contract.

Beauvillier, 18, has scored 15 points (seven goals, eight assists) in seven games this season with the Shawinigan Cataractes of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League. The Islanders selected Beauvillier with their second pick of the first round, 28th overall, in the 2015 National Hockey League Draft.

Last season with Shawinigan, Beauvillier recorded 94 points (42 goals, 54 assists) in 67 games. The 5’11, 170-pound forward, added seven points (two goals, five assists) in seven QMJHL playoff games. Beauvillier also captained Team Cherry at the 2015 BMO CHL/NHL Top Prospects Game.

On the International stage, Beauvillier won a gold medal with Team Canada at the 2014 Ivan Hlinka Memorial Tournament. He also won a bronze medal with Canada at the 2015 World Under-18 Championships. Beauvillier served as an alternate captain for Team Quebec at the 2014 World Under-17 Championships, recording four points (two goals, two assists) in six games.

A native of Sorel-Tracy, Quebec, Beauvillier scored 33 points (nine goals, 24 assists) in 64 games as a rookie with Shawinigan in 2013-14. Prior to his QMJHL career, Beauvillier played for Collège Antoine-Girouard Gaulois of the Quebec Midget AAA Hockey League (QMAAA), leading the league in scoring with 64 points (39 goals, 25 assists) in 41 games. He was named the 2012-13 QMAAA Player of the Year.

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