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Montreal’s Beaulieu facing assault charges

Apr 30, 2013, 3:09 PM EDT

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Nathan Beaulieu, who made his NHL debut with the Canadiens this season, is facing a pair of assault charges stemming from a house party in Ontario last weekend, according to the London Free Press.

The incident in question also involves Beaulieu’s father, Jacques, who has already been charged two counts of assault.

Here’s more, from the Free Press:

Strathroy Caradoc Police have confirmed the 20-year-old hockey superstar is facing the same set of charges as his dad Jacques Beaulieu — head coach of the Sarnia Sting — in connection with the same incident.

“There’s two victims and [Jacques and Nathan Beaulieu] are each charged with one count of assault against each victim,” said Deputy Chief Mark Campbell.

Nathan Beaulieu is still in Montreal, said Campbell and police are “awaiting his arrival here,” said Campbell. “I think, by later this week he’ll be here.”

The alleged incident occurred at a private residence last Saturday.

According to police, the situation unfolded during a party after a charity golf tournament, and that alcohol was a factor. It’s also being reported one of the victims was a former players of Jacques’.

Nathan, 20, was Montreal’s first-round pick (17th overall) at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft.

He spent the majority of the year with AHL Hamilton, but was called up during the season and appeared in six games with the Habs, recording two assists while finishing with a plus-5 rating.

Recently, he was one of eight Bulldogs recalled to Montreal to be with the team for the playoffs.

The Canadiens have declined to comment on the situation.

  1. nothanksimdriving123 - Apr 30, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    The newspaper calling him a superstar might be considered by hockey experts to be a rather loose use of that term. And for Yanks wondering, 20 is old enough to drink legally in Ontario.

  2. nobandwagoners - Apr 30, 2013 at 3:16 PM

    “… 20-year-old hockey superstar….” Lol. There’s an example of journalistic hyperbole.

  3. dropthepuckeh - Apr 30, 2013 at 3:27 PM

    Glad the the police have enough man power to go after these criminals, I was afraid they were all still pursuing Chara…

  4. matthews4 - Apr 30, 2013 at 3:41 PM

    Hmmm wonder if he would be called a typical thug if he was a Bruin, because we all know HABS are all choir boys

  5. hockeywithdrawal - Apr 30, 2013 at 3:48 PM

    So him and his dad jumped two other guys after a charity golf tournament? I’m no detective but it sounds like there might be two sides to this story.

  6. valoisjoeybfeld69 - Apr 30, 2013 at 5:27 PM

    Send the kid home so it doesn’t become a distraction to him and more importantly the team.

  7. mclovinhockey - Apr 30, 2013 at 5:59 PM

    Hockeywithdrawl has the only comment I can agree with so far.

    Sounds more like a drunken fight.

  8. sheckyrimshot - Apr 30, 2013 at 6:19 PM

    “The injuries were minor, but both men were scared” lol what is this kindergarten? maybe they could settle out of court for a box of spongebob band-aids and a new nightlight.

  9. csilojohnson - Apr 30, 2013 at 6:51 PM

    Insecure much, Bs fans?

  10. hockeyflow33 - May 1, 2013 at 1:36 AM

    Trying to make it through that horrendously worded Canadian article, it seems like the two victims were breaking things and then when someone stepped up to them, one ran away?
    It sounds more like they’re trying to make an example of the kid and these “victims” are setting the table for a civil suit against a high profile coach and an NHL prospect with perceived deep pockets.

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