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Fantasy Summary

Physically imposing two-way center that focuses on playing a sound game in all three zones


Observations

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March 2021 – The 2020-2021 campaign was a disaster from start to finish for the former first-round pick, and never really gave him a chance to find a groove. After missing the World Juniors due to a positive Covid test, Beecher managed just four goals and eight points in 16 games for Michigan before having season-ending shoulder surgery in February. The team has announced that he should be ready to play next fall, but whether that will be as a pro or back with the Wolverines remains to be seen. His size, speed, and skill are still a tantalizing combination, and a full college campaign might ultimately be the best option as he looks to develop his complete game. Chris Mazza
January 2021 – Beecher has had a tough start to his campaign. After being set to play in his second World Juniors for the USA, the young center was cut after testing positive for Covid-19 during the team’s training camp. Back in the NCAA, he has recorded just two points in eight games, while playing on a loaded Michigan roster. The Wolverines have had an influx of high-profile players join the squad this year, which could both harm and help Beecher. The team as a whole is struggling, with just five wins through 10 games, however, four of the group’s freshman are near the point-per-game mark. Perhaps as the year moves forward, Beecher will find chemistry with his new teammates and begin to turn his season around. Chris Mazza
May 2020 – Beecher finished his freshman season with nine goals and 16 points in 31 games for Michigan. His goals placed him in a tie for second on the team, while he also finished with the fourth-most shots on goal, second-most penalty minutes and a rating of plus-7. His final totals add up to a successful debut season in the NCAA, where he was able to show off his speed and two-way game effectively. He is still a raw prospect on the offensive side of the game, but his role should continue to grow next year as he continues to develop. Chris Mazza
January 2020 – Beecher returns from the World Junior Championship having registered zero points in five games for the Americans. He played a depth role for the team, making his presence felt mostly on the penalty kill. Beecher will be eligible to return to the tournament next year, where he would surely have a larger offensive role for the U.S. group. For now, he returns to a Michigan squad that is having an equally disappointing season but will look to continue sharing the team lead in goals (he currently has five on the year). Chris Mazza

December 2019 – Beecher has managed five goals and nine points through the first 16 games of his NCAA career with Michigan. While his output doesn’t exactly jump off the page, this production is still respectable coming from an 18-year-old freshman. He was named to the Americans’ preliminary roster for the upcoming World Junior Hockey Championship, and should have a good chance of playing in the tournament. The opportunity to play with his peers in this tournament, rather than older and more experienced players in the NCAA, could incite a confidence boost for Beecher that might translate to even greater success back in Michigan. Chris Mazza

June 2019 – Beecher was drafted by the Bruins with the 30th-overall selection in the 2019 NHL Entry Draft. Size and speed best define his game, as he is an exceptionally strong skater that generates many of his scoring chances off the rush. His two-way game is already quite mature, where he uses his size and strength to effectively disrupt opposing attacks. While he was buried on the depth chart of a dominant U.S. National Development Team, Beecher still managed a respectable 15 goals and 43 points through 63 league games. He has committed to the University of Michigan, and the next few years of development should grant him the opportunity to take on a larger offensive role. Beecher is not the most creative forward, however his combination of size, speed and puck control, paired with his willingness to drive the net offer a player with high fantasy upside. Chris Mazza

 

Attributes
Fantasy Upside 6.0
NHL Certainty 7.0
Country USA
Position C
Roster Type System
Shoot/Glove Left
Date of Birth April 5, 2001
Height 6‘3”
Weight 209 lbs
Drafted 2019 Round 1; Overall: 30

Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2015-2016 Syracuse Nationals 15O AAA15U AAA- - -- -|        
 2016-2017 Salisbury School USHS-Prep30 12 1224 -|        
  TPH Thunder 16U OHL Cup4 1 12 4|        
 2017-2018 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL34 9 1625 18|Playoffs8 2 57
  U.S. National U17 TeamUSDP60 17 2441 44|        
  USA U17WHC-176 1 01 4|        
 2018-2019 USNTDP JuniorsUSHL27 6 1420 64|        
  U.S. National U18 TeamUSDP63 15