The 27-year-old, center joins the club from Slovakian side, HK Poprad where he started this season and featured seven times in the nation’s top division.
Born in Londonderry, New Hampshire, Beaudoin is now in his third full season of professional hockey after graduating from the NCAA’s Brown University in 2020.
Standing at 5-feet-11-inches tall and weighing in at 181lbs, Brent has played two seasons in the ECHL with Worcester Railers and racked up 97 points (35G, 62A) in 134 games.
The centerman also iced in the United States Premier Hockey League and Eastern Hockey League before committing to the Brown Bears.
Beaudoin is also a two-time Empire Junior Hockey League champion and was selected in the 2014-2015 Easter Hockey League First All-Star Team.
LEFEBVRE ON BEAUDOIN
After adding some reinforcements, Stars Director of Hockey Operations and Head Coach, Marc LeFebvre said: “I watched the video on Brent and did my research on him, and it is clear that he skates very well but also, he has a very good offensive upside too, if you look at his numbers last year in the coast especially.
“We believe this league is more suited to his style and we are looking for someone to give us that offensive spark, and if guys can feed off of that and hopefully it gets everyone else going because the one area that we are really missing something right now is in the goals department.
“We are creating chances but we are just missing that finishing touch right now at the net front and that can change games for us, because an extra goal or two per game, is exactly what we need to get us going.”
Marc continued: “We started looking over the last couple of weeks to make an addition to our line-up and carry an extra import, so bringing Brent in will give us an extra offensive spark that we have been missing.
“Hopefully this can also get other guys going, so there is two-parts to this as we look for that offensive spark but also to generate internal competition as we will have to sit somebody out every night and no one wants to be the guy sitting out.
“So, that will raise the tempo in training and light a fire inside guys because they want to be in the line-up every night and it will create some production out of them as well.”
You will be able to hear from Brent very soon, in an exclusive interview on Dundee Stars TV.
Brent’s career began back in 2010, when he started with New Hampshire Jr. Monarchs and spent five seasons with the club, icing in over 180 games and scoring 202 points, as well as making 32 playoff appearances and adding 31 more points.
In the 2015-2016 season, Beaudoin then moved to Islanders Hockey Club in the United States Premier Hockey League and spent one season there competing in the Premier division, whilst making one appearance in the Elite tier.
After a 34-point year with the Islanders, Brent then committed to Brown University and began his four years of college hockey and across 127 NCAA matches, he scored 60 points (24G, 36A).
At then end of his senior year, the American would turn professional with Worcester and dress in one ECHL game, where he had two-point night and scored his first pro goal.
After the COVID-19 impacted season, Brent returned to professional hockey, signing with the Railers on a full-time basis and in his rookie season, he bagged 40 points in 62 matches.
At the end of the 2021-2022 campaign, the forward signed a professional try-out contract with Providence Bruins of the AHL, the NHL affiliate of the Boston Bruins and he would play three times in the American League and once more in the postseason.
Last year, Brent re-signed with Worcester and improved his offensive output, this time scoring 20 goals and 35 assists for 55 points through 71 games before then making the decision to switch over to European hockey and sign with HK Poprad in Slovakia in June.
In his 13-year-career so far, Brent has featured in 491 matches, recorded 156 goals, 233 assists and collected 73 penalty minutes, while also playing in 39 playoff games, where he tallied 36 points (20G, 16A) and 4 penalty minutes.
Beaudoin has also been on the same team as a few ex-Stars over the years, including; Charles Corcoran during his time at Brown University and also Brian Hart and Ryan Verrier in Worcester.
Brent will wear #29 for the Stars and you can sponsor his equipment for this season right now, click HERE.
To see Brent’s career stats on Elite Prospects click HERE.
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