Skating: Beauvillier displays the speed required to blow by defenders and the agility required to create separation from them. He’s simply a terrific skater who can take over shifts with his sheer pace. He’s particularly effective on the rush, but his wheels allow him to impact the game in all three zones.
Hands: He believes in his skill and will attack defenders one-on-one. He’s also really nifty in tight, as he can comfortably undress goaltenders on both the backhand and forehand. He may not have the production yet, but he has the confidence of a star. This really shines through in the playoffs, where he’s already delivered some big-time contributions.
Motor: He’s an Energizer bunny out there, buzzing around the ice for every second of every shift. He may not necessarily tip the scales in his team’s favor, but he always provides great effort. He battles along the walls, hustles on the backcheck and will jump all over every puck he can find.
Inconsistent: Though Beauvillier will never shortchange you in work rate, he’s only in the groove about half the time. He looks like a legitimate game-changer in those moments, but in others, he loses the plot and almost plays too fast. He should focus on working smarter rather than working as hard as possible.
Playmaking: His passing falls prey to his tendency to play too fast. He won’t see his options because he’s too busy darting up and down the ice at breakneck speed. When he has time and space, he’s a capable playmaker. Otherwise, he’s often guilty of the Dustin Brown special—skating himself into a dead end.