New York Islanders young stud Anthony Beauvillier ended the 2017-18 season on fire. And it seems even in the offseason the flame still burns.
To be fair, at the time of his demotion, Beauvillier only had seven points to his name by January 2018. He along with Brock Nelson were having a torrid time on the third line. So down to Bridgeport went Beauvillier.
And up he came just a few days later thanks to a number of injuries up front. And due to said injuries, Beauvillier was put on the second line with buddy
. And magic happened.
From January 7th, 2018, when Beauvillier was called back to the lineup, till the end of the season, he put up an outstanding 29 points. In his last six games, he put up eight points including a five-game goal streak.
Beauvillier ended the season with a 0.725 point per game pace. Over the course of a full season, he’d hit 60 points. And if you thought the summer off my slow him down think again.
Representing Canada at the 2018 World Championships in Denmark, Beauvillier was back amongst the goals with a terrific snipe.
Shout out to the Latvian twitter for the GiFs.
For those thinking that Beauvillier is a product of Mathew Barzal, note that Barzal and Beau were not together for this goal. Beau’s forward partners on that play were Brayden Schenn (no.10) and Jaden Schwarts (no.17). The Islanders trio of Barzal, Eberle, and Beauvillier wasn’t put together until later that game.
Even without Barzal, Beau can creat. Sure. It was against Latvia but that shot. Beauvillier had a ton to do on that goal to get it to go in. And man did he execute.
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That simple highlight should remind you of what Beauvillier could achieve in 2018-19. SO a big thanks to the Edmonton Oilers for the second round pick, and a bigger thanks to the Tampa Bay Lightning for taking that second round pick for their first rounder; aka Anothny Beauvillier.