Prospect Weekly: Alex Beaucage loves scoring goals

It’s quite possible nobody loves scoring goals more than Colorado Avalanche forward prospect Alex Beaucage. He is currently leading his team, the beloved Rouyn-Noranda Huskies, with already 15 goals on the season in 19 games as he looks to best his career high of 39 tallies set last season. This also accounts for 25% of his team’s current goal production.

Beaucage was recognized for doing what he does best by scoring four goals and six points over the week of October 21-27 and as a result he was named one of the top forwards in the QMJHL over that time period.

One of those goals was produced in a 4-3 loss to Charlottetown despite Beaucage opening the scoring and getting the Huskies on the board with a lead. As seen below Beaucage loves to use any opening to get his shot off. He uses both a strong release and accuracy but also takes great advantage of space to move in and change the angle if needed. He is not a sniper in the traditional sense using a power game but loves to shoot the puck and knows he’s very good at converting. His 86 shots on goal thus far are good for just over 4.5 shots per game.

To complete his scorching start Beaucage was invited to participate in the Canada Russia series for team QMJHL over the past couple days. Even though he is a long shot for World Junior Championship consideration this year Beaucage does have eligibility remaining for next year and no doubt can use this experience toward making a push for Team Canada in the future. Beaucage didn’t hit the scoresheet in his first game but in the second he finished with a +1 rating and three shots on goal in a mostly third line role and generated several quality scoring chances with one seen below.

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