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Nathan Beaulieu | Defenseman | #28

Team: Montreal Canadiens
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/5/1992
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 205
Drafted: 2011 / Rd. 1 (17) / MON
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Nathan Beaulieu would like to stay with the Canadiens and believes that will be the case, but at this point it wouldn't be surprising if he wasn't back with the team next year.
"I still believe in myself and know I can be a big part of this team. It's tough to put a fingerprint on it right now, but I know I feel like I'm still a big part of this team on the back end," he said. "I feel like the organization still thinks that from talking to them. This is another big summer for me and get ready to come back to work again." Beaulieu's roster spot may be in jeopardy because of prospect Mikhail Sergachev, so a trade or a position in the expansion draft are possibilities. Apr 26 - 10:53 AM

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Nathan Beaulieu will be a healthy scratch in Game 6 against the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Beaulieu found himself outside of the top six during Montreal's morning skate at MSG on Saturday. He's had his share of struggles in the opening round of the playoffs, and he didn't really look good on Jesper Fast's shorthanded goal in Thursday's loss in Game 5. Brandon Davidson will take his spot in the lineup.
Apr 22 - 11:54 AM

Nathan Beaulieu had a rough night in Friday's 4-3 OT win over the New York Rangers.

Beaulieu started the game on a pairing with Nikita Nesterov, but the pairing was split up after both players struggled badly. Beaulieu was on the ice for all three goals against and he finished the night with a minus-3 rating in 23:29 of ice time. Beaulieu's spot in the lineup should be safe for now, but don't be surprised if Nesterov is benched going into Game 3. Nesterov is only in the lineup because Alexei Emelin is out with an injury.
Apr 15 - 8:55 AM

Nathan Beaulieu will be back on the ice Saturday night as the Canadiens take on the Senators.

He was a healthy scratch Thursday. In his last 11 games, Beaulieu has scored five points with one goal and four assists. He had one goal and one assist against Ottawa on March 19th. That was one of three occasions in which he earned multiple points.
Mar 25 - 6:50 PM

Nathan Beaulieu will be scratched against the Hurricanes on Thursday.

Through 66 games this season the young defender has posted three goals and 25 points along with 37 PIMs, 55 hits and 91 blocks.
Mar 23 - 2:53 PM

Nathan Beaulieu had a goal and an assist Sunday in a 4-1 win against Ottawa.

He earned a helper on a goal by defense partner Jordie Benn during the first period and scored a power-play marker of his own late in the third period. Beaulieu has produced 25 points in 65 matches this season.
Mar 20 - 10:53 AM

Nathan Beaulieu will be scratched on Tuesday night.

Coach Claude Julien wants to keep his healthy defenders in a rotation to keep them fresh, so it appears to be Beaulieu's turn to sit. Brandon Davidson is expected to play in his place.
Mar 14 - 1:01 PM

Nathan Beaulieu can become a restricted free agent after the 2016-17 season.

"I knew it was a big year for me," Beaulieu said. "I just wanted to go in full steam and not let opportunities pass me. The biggest thing is that now I feel that I got the ball rolling, it's just important to keep it going. Not to get comfortable and not to sit back." He has averaged 20:10 of ice time per game and he has collected 17 points in just 42 contests. The 24-year-old defender picked a fine time to have his best NHL season.
Jan 23 - 10:37 AM

Nathan Beaulieu contributed two assists Wednesday in a 7-4 win against Winnipeg.

He has stepped up lately with Andrei Markov out of the lineup. Beaulieu has accounted for one goal and seven helpers in the last seven games. He also has five power-play points during that span. Beaulieu is worth adding at this time if you are looking for help on the back end.
Jan 12 - 8:25 AM

Nathan Beaulieu registered three points in Wednesday's 4-3 overtime win over Dallas.

His second goal of the season opened the scoring in the first period and then he added a pair of power-play assists during the third frame. This is Beaulieu's first multi-point effort of the year and it gives him 13 points in 33 games.
Jan 5 - 8:56 AM

Nathan Beaulieu (neck) will be in the Canadiens' lineup on Thursday.

Beaulieu was sidelined for six straight games. He has a goal and five assists in 20 games this season.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 12:46:00 PM

Nathan Beaulieu is likely to return to the lineup on Thursday night.

His return could be confirmed following the team's morning skate. It was indicated that he was ready to play again after Mark Barberio was assigned to the minors on Wednesday.
Thu, Dec 8, 2016 08:22:00 AM

Nathan Beaulieu (neck) will not play on Thursday night.

He was hit in the throat by a puck Tuesday night. Beaulieu left the hospital this morning and will undergo further tests.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 12:53:00 PM

Nathan Beaulieu was taken to the hospital as a precaution after he was struck in the throat by a shot Tuesday night.

Coach Michel Therrien provided some good news after the game when he said that the injury isn't believed to be serious.
Wed, Nov 23, 2016 10:31:00 AM

Nathan Beaulieu has left Tuesday's game against the Senators after receiving a puck to the throat area.

He has been ruled out for the remainder of the game. If he can't play on Thursday, expect Greg Pateryn to make his return to the lineup. In the event Beaulieu misses an extended stretch, the Habs will have to recall another defenseman.
Tue, Nov 22, 2016 09:22:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Alex Galchenyuk
2Phillip Danault
3Tomas Plekanec
LW1Max Pacioretty
2Andrew Shaw
3Dwight King
4Artturi Lehkonen
5Brian Flynn
6Andreas Martinsen
RW1Alexander Radulov
2Brendan Gallagher
3Paul Byron
4Torrey Mitchell
D1Shea Weber
2Andrei Markov
3Nathan Beaulieu
4Alexei Emelin
5Jeff Petry
6Jordie Benn
7Nikita Nesterov
8Brandon Davidson
9Mikhail Sergachev
G1Carey Price
2Al Montoya