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NHL Draft 2011: Bruins May Be Interested In CHL's Nathan Beaulieu

Peter Chiarelii and the Boston Bruins reportedly have interest in Nathan Beaulieu of the Canadian Hockey League, according to New England Hockey Journal. Beaulieu was part of the Saint John Sea Dogs team that won the Memorial Cup this year.

In addition, Beaulieu was solid at the NHL scouting combine in Toronto ,despite having hardly any preparation time.

"I had a lot of interviews the past couple of days, and most of the teams said not to worry about it and just work hard," Beaulieu said after completing his testing. "It's not necessarily how you score in the gym but how you play on the ice, so I think that was the biggest thing, and obviously you have to come in and work hard no matter what the situation is." (via New England Hockey Journal)

Beaulieu had 12 goals and 33 assists (45 points) and a plus/minus of plus-44 in 65 games with St. John last season, and would bring a lot to the table for the B's considering that he is a "skilled two way defender," according to the Hockey Journal.

With nice size at 6-foot-2, 190 pounds and very good skating ability, the 18-year-old is rising on draft boards as the kind of player who has a lot of appeal for the NHL's 30 teams.

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