John Beecher

Boston Bruins
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Fantasy Summary

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


Attributes
Fantasy Upside 7.0
NHL Certainty 7.5
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

Observations

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

 


Stats

 Season Team League GP G A TP PIM      Playoffs GP G A TP PIM 
 2016-2017 Salisbury School USHS-Prep 30 12 12 24 - |          
  TPH Thunder Minor Midget OHL Cup 4 1 1 2 4 |          
 2017-2018 USNTDP Juniors USHL 34 9 16 25 18 | Playoffs 8 2 5 7
  U.S. National U17 Team USDP 60 17 24 41 44 |          
  USA U17 WHC-17 6 1 0 1 4 |          
 2018-2019 USNTDP Juniors USHL 27 6 14 20 64 |          
  U.S. National U18 Team USDP 63 15 28 43 88 |          
  USA U18 WJC-18 7 3 1 4 8 |          
 2019-2020 Univ. of Michigan NCAA 20 7 5 12 12 |          
  USA U20 WJC-20 5 0 0 0 2 |          

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