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Beau
Jelsma

Beau Jelsma is a two-way forward who is extremely diligent at both ends of the ice. He makes smart on-ice reads in all three zones and uses his excellent positional discipline to cause turnovers and transition to the offensive attack. He is a tenacious forechecker, using his strength and work ethic to outmuscle opponents and…

Date of Birth
April 28, 2004
Position
Left Wing
Height
5'10"
Draft Year
2022
Place of Birth
Brownsville, ON  
Shoots
Left
Weight
174 lbs
Draft Result
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Mar 7/22 Jelsma Beau 23545 – Barrie vs. Mississauga OHL by Shaun Richardson View Report
Nov 6/21 Jelsma Beau 22755 – Barrie vs. Oshawa OHL by Mat Sheridan View Report
Sep 13/21 Jelsma Beau 22448 – Barrie vs. Kitchener OHL by Olivia McArter View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Barrie Colts ohl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Barrie Colts ohl 68 27 20 47 0.69 12 23
2020-2021 Barrie Colts ohl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
June 27, 2022
FCHockey releases Final ranking for the 2022 NHL Draft

Beau Jelsma is a two-way forward who is extremely diligent at both ends of the ice. He makes smart on-ice reads in all three zones and uses his excellent positional discipline to cause turnovers and transition to the offensive attack. He is a tenacious forechecker, using his strength and work ethic to outmuscle opponents and win 50/50 puck battles. He understands how to use his body to protect the puck from his opponents and work his way through traffic into the open ice. He plays a responsible defensive game, getting back into the defensive zone to support his teammates and help negate any opposing chances. He’s a quality player who can bring versatility his team’s lineup and play multiple roles. He doesn’t have spectacular puck skills but is more than capable of getting the puck to the prime scoring areas. In terms of improvement, he needs to work on his skating to become a more lethal player off the rush. He doesn’t have explosive speed, meaning it’s tough for him to create separation in the transition game or when breaking wide on an opposing defenseman. He isn’t slow by any means, but his lack of foot-speed will be an issue for him as he progresses through junior to the pros. Working on his speed will allow him to become more of a play driver and more active member in the transition game. While unspectacular, he has all the tools that coaches would love to get their hands on. A toolsy player who can play up and down the lineup and play in all situations with a motor that won’t stop. He is a potential bottom six player who will thrive in a puck possession style of play. Jelsma can play a checking line role and be a vital member of the penalty kill at the next level.


– FCHockey’s 2022 NHL Draft Guide