|Beau Daniel Bennett
Height: 6' 2", Weight: 207 pounds
Born: 11.27.91 Gardena, California
|How he arrived: Traded by the Pittsburgh Penguins for Red Wings' 3rd round pick in the 2016 E.D.,
How he left: Signed as a free agent with the St. Louis Blues, 7.1.17
|Regular Season Statistics with the Franchise
Stats in bold signifies team leader.
Bennett does fit the Devils' style, there's no questioning that. He is what they call a "possession driver," and has come a
long way in the game since he switched from roller hockey at 15.
But her has yet to live up to his potential. To take it a step further, he had yet to stay healthy for an entire season. (Those
65 games are actually a career high for a season by far.) The most games he had played prior to that was in Pittsburgh
with 49 in 14-15, and his highest points total, again, prior to the 19 here, was 14, the year he got his first call to the
NHL. (Ironically enough, he also did score 28 in 39 games with Wilkes-Barre/Scranton that year, so read into it what
For those injuries, they have also been long-term. So far, he had a wrist injury that needed surgery and caused him to
miss 4 months in 13-14, and probably more notably, he had chronic shoulder issues in 15-16, limiting his appearances
to 34 games, 33 in the regular season and 1 in the playoffs. He still got a ring for the Pens' championship, but because
he didn't play in enough games, he didn't get his name engraved on the Stanley Cup, an unfortunate break for the first
Californian to have won it. (He had said that he's fine with it. He admitted that he didn't deserve to be on it.)
So based on his history, it was a bit of a gamble for the Devils to get him, although it was a fair look; he did get career
highs, after all, even if the numbers aren't at all impressive.
He was the only RFA that didn't get a qualifying offer in the summer of '17, opening the door to sign with the Blues.
|Entry Draft: 2010 First Round Pick (20th overall) by the