« Hockey 2009-10

Jean-Marc Beaudoin

School

Quinnipiac University

Position
Forward
Major
Business
G
14
A
20
PTS
34
+/-
-2

Classroom

Beaudoin was the recipient of the first-ever Quinnipiac Ice Hockey Academic Award for the 2008-09 season after carrying the highest grade point average on the team.  He was named to the ECAC Hockey All-Academic team during the 2007-08 and 2008-09 seasons.

Character

Beaudoin served as an assistant captain in 2008-09 and was the only non-senior to have an “A” on his sweater during that season.  He was the unanimous selection as the team’s captain for the 2009-10 season.  Last year, Beaudoin was honored with the team’s Seventh Player Award, which is given to an individual who has shown the most growth as a member of the men’s ice hockey team in his time at Quinnipiac.  In addition, he was honored with the Coaches Award, given to the student-athlete who exemplifies everything that Quinnipiac men’s hockey embodies.  Beaudoin carried the highest grade point average among all sophomores, juniors and seniors on the Bobcats’ roster, which in turned earned him the first-ever Quinnipiac Ice Hockey Academic Award after the 2008-09 season. Just before the start of the 2009-10 season, Beaudoin’s wife Candace, whom he married following his freshman year, gave birth to their first child, Roddy, born Oct. 7, 2010.

Community

Beaudoin has played a pivotal role in each of the Quinnipiac men’s ice hockey team’s community service outreach programs, which are all part of the Quinnipiac athletic department’s Positive Play Initiative.  The initiative encourages community involvement by the university’s student-athletes.  In addition, he coordinated several visits to elementary schools in the Hamden and North Haven area to read to young students.  Beaudoin played a large role in the most lucrative fundraiser among all Quinnipiac athletic teams when the Bobcats raised in excess of $30,000 for children’s cancer research through St. Baldrick’s Foundation.  A fan favorite, Beaudoin also volunteers at several area youth hockey camps in addition to coaching several teams.

Competition

Beaudoin will enter the 2009-10 season with 67 points (30 goals, 37 assists) in 111 career games.  In, 2008-09, he reached personal bests in goals (13) assists (14) and points (27).  In the Mutual of Omaha Stampede, Beaudoin had a goal and an assist in a 6-5 loss to the hands of Union College.  He had one assist in both a 4-1 win over Connecticut and a 4-2 win over Clarkson. In addition, Beaudoin posted scoring outings against St. Lawrence and Providence in November and December 2008.  At the Toyota UConn Hockey Classic, he had an assist in a 4-3 win over Merrimack College.  In January 2009, Beaudoin posted multiple scoring efforts that included scoring twice in Quinnipiac’s 5-2 win over Harvard and scoring twice in a 6-0 win over then 20th ranked Dartmouth.  Also in that month, he notched two assists in a 6-4 win over Niagara and scored Quinnipiac’s only goal in a 5-1 setback to Niagara the next day.  To wrap up the month, Beaudoin had an assist against Robert Morris on January 23rd and scored twice the next day in a loss to the same team.  He also had a goal and an assist in the Bobcats’ 5-1 win over Brown on January 30th.  Beaudoin continued the strong play the following months and scored points in four games during a two-week span in February.  He finished the season on a great note by scoring a goal and dishing up two assists in Quinnipiac’s ECAC Hockey Tournament first-round series win against Colgate.