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Up to date as of February 02, 2010

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Position Left wing
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
183 lb (83 kg)
Team
F. Teams
HC Valpellice Bulldogs
Manchester Phoenix
Nationality Flag of Canada Canadian
Born January 28 1976 (1976-01-28) (age 34),
Montreal, QB, CAN
NHL Draft 271st overall, 1994
San Jose Sharks
Pro Career 1993 – present

David-Alexandre Beauregard (born January 28, 1976 in Montreal, Quebec) is a Canadian professional ice hockey player, currently playing for HC Valpellice Bulldogs in the Italian Serie A. Beauregard began his career playing in his native Quebec for the now defunct Saint-Hyacinthe Laser in the QMJHL. In his first season, the young left winger would manage an impressive 56 points in 59 games, including 21 goals. This led to his selection in the 11th round of the 1994 NHL Entry Draft, 271st overall by the San Jose Sharks.

After being drafted, Beauregard would be sent back to the Laser in order to continue his development. Again he would starte the 1994/95 season as a regular scorer, before an unfortunate accident would change his life forever. Whilst playing in a game against the Granby Bisons, Beauregard would lose all sight in his left eye after the high stick of Xavier Delisle managed to find the gap in the visor he was wearing. Remarkably, despite this, he still scored on the breakaway. Beauregard was advised to retire from hockey, but refused to give up and made his return several months later. His 40 points in the 37 games he played in that season helped the Laser into the post-season, where Beauregard himself would score his first post-season points. He would also win the organisation's 'Humanitarian of the Year' award.

Beauregard would again remain in the QMJHL the following year, which he split between the Moncton Alpines and the Hull Olympiques. Again he would display his productivity, with the injury to his eye proving little obstruction to his natural goal scoring ability. Between the two teams, he would total 73 points in just over 50 games. Again he would make the post season with the Olympiques, which would ensure that he started the 1996/97 season with Hull, although a further midterm move would follow, this time to the Shawinigan Cataractes. Beauregard would move once more before the end of the season, this time into senior hockey at American Hockey League level, with the Sharks' farm team, the Kentucky Thoroughblades. Beauregard would feature just five times for the Thoroughblades however, and failed to register a single goal. After this, his relationship with the Sharks would end.

He didn't give up however, and gained himself a contract with the Kansas City Blades of the IHL. He would move to the CHL Wichita Thunder after just fifteen games for the Blades though. Beauregard's natural ability would again shine through with the Thunder, and a remarkable 71 points in just 57 regular season games followed, as well as 8 points in 13 post-season appearances. For the 1998/99 season, Beauregard made his first journey into the UHL with the Muskegon Fury and continued his excellent scoring record even after another mid-season move to the Flint Generals, once again featuring in the play offs.

Beauregard would step up a level the following year, icing in the ECHL which is generally regarded as the third tier of North American ice hockey. After 17 games and 16 points with the Greensboro Generals, he would move to the Charlotte Checkers. Despite once again being a regular scorer, he returned to the UHL, spending the next two seasons with the Port Huron Border Cats and totalling 148 points in that time. In 2002, the Border Cats ceased operations due to financial problems, forcing Beauregard to move once again. He would choose to stay in the UHL though, now as a Fort Wayne Komets forward.

Beauregard would make a brief return to his native Quebec, playing in the short lived QSMHL with the Saint-Jean Mission for just 18 games before travelling back to Fort Wayne. For the 2004/05 season, Beauregard would continue his tour of the UHL, icing for the Port Huron Beacons until the end of the season, when after failing to make the play offs they would move to become the Roanoke Valley Vipers. Beauregard made another brief return to Quebec with the Sorel-Tracy Mission, icing just once before following the franchise to Roanoake. One of his best seasons and 76 points in 56 games followed. This led to a move to the Danbury Trashers organisation, who Beauregard would star for in the post-season, with 23 points in 18 games.

Beauregard left the Trashers in the summer of 2006 following the fraud scandal which enveloped the organisation. He would spend the next two seasons in the Central Hockey League with the Tulsa Oilers and was a regular scorer, although not as prolific as some of his previous seasons. This would all change with the 2008/09 season and Beauregard's first move into European hockey with the Manchester Phoenix.

Beauregard was paired on a line with player-coach Tony Hand, regarded as the greatest British ice hockey player of all time. A career season would follow for Beauregard, and he would amass 107 points in 68 games, a remarkable achievement. Beauregard would be regarded by many Phoenix fans as the greatest player ever to wear the shirt and this was recognised by countless post-season awards, including the EIHL's Player of the Season, as well as being selected to the All-Star First Team. Beauregard's play would be a major factor into propelling the Phoenix into both domestic cup finals as well as the post-season. Despite the on-ice success in Manchester, financial problems dogged the Phoenix and in the summer of 2009 the organisation announced that for the 2009-10 season it would ice in the EPL and operate on a much smaller budget. Consequently Beauregard, as well as much of the senior squad, was released.

Beauregard joined HC Valpellice Bulldogs for 2009-10 along with Manchester Phoenix team mate from last season, Kenton Smith.

Awards

Career statistics

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1993–94 Saint-Hyacinthe Laser QMJHL 59 21 35 56 23 - - - - -
1994–95 Saint-Hyacinthe Laser QMJHL 37 24 16 40 22 5 1 3 4 0
1995–96 Moncton Alpines QMJHL 41 34 27 61 54 - - - - -
1995–96 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 15 6 6 12 2 18 7 9 16 8
1996–97 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 17 14 6 20 8 - - - - -
1996–97 Shawinigan Cataractes QMJHL 21 13 22 35 24 7 3 4 7 12
1996–97 Kentucky Thoroughblades AHL 5 0 3 3 0 - - - - -
1997–98 Kansas City Blades IHL 15 2 2 4 6 - - - - -
1997–98 Wichita Thunder CHL 57 42 29 71 86 13 3 5 8 31
1998–99 Muskegon Fury UHL 54 31 24 55 30 - - - - -
1998–99 Flint Generals UHL 18 18 8 26 10 12 5 3 8 31
1999–00 Greensboro Generals ECHL 17 9 7 16 26 - - - - -
1999–00 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 53 20 20 40 22 - - - - -
2000–01 Port Huron Border Cats UHL 56 33 30 63 31 - - - - -
2001–02 Port Huron Border Cats UHL 69 50 35 85 44 - - - - -
2002–03 Fort Wayne Komets UHL 75 30 17 47 46 12 4 5 9 2
2003–04 Saint-Jean Mission QSMHL 18 17 14 31 10 - - - - -
2003–04 Fort Wayne Komets UHL 57 39 30 69 48 7 1 1 2 0
2004–05 Port Huron Beacons UHL 66 47 29 76 57 - - - - -
2004–05 Sorel-Tracy Mission LNAH 1 2 1 3 0 - - - - -
2005–06 Roanoke Valley Vipers UHL 56 33 43 76 69 - - - - -
2005–06 Danbury Trashers UHL 14 8 9 17 6 18 12 11 23 12
2006–07 Tulsa Oilers CHL 64 39 32 71 50 - - - - -
2007–08 Tulsa Oilers CHL 63 35 36 71 40 - - - - -
2008–09 Manchester Phoenix EIHL 68 61 46 107 42 2 - - - -
Career totals 1013 631 524 1155 756 94 36 41 77 77

External links

  • David-Alexandre Beauregard's career stats at The Internet Hockey Database
  • David-Alexandre Beauregard Careers Stats, EuroHockey.net
  • David-Alexandre Beauregard Personal Profile, Manchester Phoenix Official Website
  • Phoenix Find Their Sniper, Manchester Phoenix Official Website, 04/07/08]
  • Beauregard Shares Koivu's Pain, The Montreal Gazette, 29/04/06
  • Clouthier Q&A, Manchester Evening News, 30/06/09
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