OHL Profile: Brock Beukeboom


(Photo: Melissa Kania)

St. Louis Blues prospect Brock Beukeboom is in his fifth season in the OHL; the defenseman is approaching his 260th OHL game, having played with Sault Ste. Marie and Niagara before joining his current team, the Guelph Storm.

The 20-year-old Uxbrigde, Ontario native made his OHL debut with Sault Ste. Marie on September 19, 2008. Just under four months later, he scored his first OHL goal in a game against Windsor. Beukeboom would end his rookie season with a pair of goals and nine assists in 55 game with the Greyhounds. Having previously played only forward positions, his first OHL season was his first full year playing on the blueline, according to an NHL draft profile.

He’d go on to score seven goals and 19 assists for 26 points in 66 games during his sophomore season in the OHL before being drafted by the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning. Beukeboom was selected with the 63rd overall pick in the 2010 NHL Entry Draft before returning to Sault Ste. Marie for his final season with the Greyhounds in 2010-11.

In his third and final season with Sault Ste. Marie, Beukeboom scored one goal and seven assists in 44 games played. He also represented Canada in the World U-18 Championships that year, and won Hardest Shot at the 2010 Top Prospects Game. Overall, he had 10 goals, 35 assists and 144 penalty minutes over a three-year span with the Greyhounds before being traded to the Niagara IceDogs on June 9, 2011.

The defenseman would start the 2011-12 team not only on a new OHL team, but also as a prospect of a new NHL team. Just a few months prior to being traded to Niagara, the NHL’s Lightning traded Beukeboom’s rights to the St. Louis Blues in exchange for Eric Brewer.

He’d make his Niagara debut on October 26, earning a plus-3 en route to a 6-4 IceDogs victory over the Erie Otters. Beukeboom would finish his first season with Niagara with five goals, 11 assists and a career-high plus-22 in 47 games. He also had two goals and three assists in 19 playoff games with the IceDogs.

Beukeboom entered the 2012-13 season as a member of the IceDogs and played 16 games with Niagara, notching eight assists and 16 penalty minutes in that stretch before being traded to the Guelph Storm in exchange for a trio of draft picks.

Since joining the Storm, he’s scored one goal and seven assists and is a plus-nine in 31 games. Overall, Beukeboom has 16 goals and 61 assists for 77 points in 259 career OHL regular season games.

Beukeboom and the Storm host the Windsor Spitfires on February 1 in a 7:30 p.m. matchup.