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He hasn't really progressed that much it seems. It was one thing in his first year with limited playing time but he should be earning and producing more by this point for the style of player he is.

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Beattie just clipped a Harvard player away from the puck. It could have been much worse but there was head contact and he took a penalty as a result.

EDIT: and he almost got a breakaway coming out of the box. Don't think I've heard his name otherwise this game though.

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Was trying to find some information about this guy and noticed that he's not showing up on the roster for some of Yales' games.  I remember hearing somewhere that the culture of NCAA hockey is for Juniors to get very limited roles but Beattie's junior year was last season if I'm not mistaken so it's disappointing that he's not taking on a bigger role.  He's a 7th Rd Pick so there can't be high expectations at all but it's sad to see a guy fall off the map.  For his sake I hope he can turn it around.

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He hasn't played a game at all this year, didn't play much last year either due to injury/not being effective enough to get in the lineup. No idea exactly why he hasn't been in the lineup this year but you get the sense at this point his situation is probably similar to Mike Williamson's, a late round pick who's most likely done with playing hockey.

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possibly injured for the whole year.  I don't think anyone has been able to find out what exactly is going on.

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We basically have a thread for a guy that is just going to school at Yale haha

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Yeah, at this point he won't be getting a contract.

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10 hours ago, stonecoldstevebernier said:

So, he's not a prospect anymore, and barely was even when he was at Yale. But in this edition of "where are they now?", Matt Beattie has resurfaced in France:

 

 

 

Well I'll be damned. I never expected to hear that name again. In France of all places. And playing hockey..

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That's great for him. These young chaps get to travel, have some fun, play a sport they enjoy and get paid for it. In ten years time he'll likely have a wife, children and a mortgage and taking the 7am train into the office each day ... so hey go for it Matthew

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Where in the world is Matt Beattie?

 

Australia.

 

After a season in France, Matt has signed with the James Melbourne Mustangs of the AIHL: http://mustangs.theaihl.com/leagues/newsletter.cfm?page=99625&clientID=6099&leagueID=25386

 



The James Melbourne Mustangs are pleased to announce the signing of American defenceman Matthew Beattie (191cm, 78kg) for 2017. Matt will be wearing #3 for the Mustangs.

 

Drafted in the seventh round of the 2012 NHL Draft by the Vancouver Canucks as a forward, Beattie (by the way, it's pronounced Bai-dee, not Bee-tee) played his post-draft years at Yale University, where he was part of the 2012-13 NCAA Championship winning team. He was also named to the NCAA's ECAC All-Academic Team in 2013-14. 

 

With his final two years at Yale hampered by injury, a healthy Matt had a comeback in France last season, playing defence for Strasbourg, where he scored 16 points in 31 games.

 

We asked Matt what can we look forward to with him on our team.
"I think I will be a very dynamic player for the Mustangs. I've played both forward and defence throughout my life and it has enabled me to see the game from a unique perspective. I think I can bring an offensive touch from the blue line that is very different from your typical offensive defenceman. I think Mustangs fans will like me because I'm a very happy and optimistic person who is pretty even keeled. I always have a smile on my face and I'm very approachable despite my long stature. I'm looking forward to getting to know the fans and being a part of this team."

 

Coach Michael Flaherty said of Matt, "He will be a great addition to our blue line, and his recent form in France has shown that he can contribute at both ends of the ice. He will be an asset to our power play."

 

Outside of hockey, Matt is really looking forward to experiencing Australian life, and being able to get to know the locals a bit more than he could in France.
"I've heard amazing things about Australian culture and I want to experience it for myself. I'm excited about the opportunity to play hockey in Melbourne. My hockey career has been plagued with injuries over the past few years but I feel very fortunate that I get to play an awesome game in a place as culturally unique as Australia.

 

I've been playing in France for the past six months and it was a little difficult for me to fully immerse myself in the country and its people given the fact that my French language skills are not perfect. I'm really excited to live in a completely new world and get to know its people on a level that I couldn't experience in France. I'm sure Australians have some incredible insight and commentary on American culture as well, and I think it will be really exciting to get to know the people."

 

Matt will be making his Mustangs debut when we take on the CBR Brave at O'Brien Group Arena in our home opener weekend on April 22 and 23. Get your tickets from Ticketmaster now!

 

 

 

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