BEMIDJI, Minn. –Justin Baudry, a 2019 Bemidji State University graduate and former defender for the BSU men’s hockey team, has been invited to participate in the Buffalo Sabres’ 2019 Summer Development Camp. After leading the Beavers in scoring a year ago and earning an American Hockey League contract for the upcoming season, the blueliner will go toe-to-toe with the Sabres’ top young talent and get a feel for the preparation, work habits and organizational standards of a National Hockey League program. The camp will take place July 26-29.
The camp, which begins Wednesday and runs through Saturday, will include on-ice team practices meetings, group and position skills sessions as well as off-ice testing, strength training and other activities. The Sabres’ camp will culminate with the French Connection Tournament, a 3-on-3 intra-squad tournament beginning at 10:45 a.m. (EST) Saturday. The contest will be streamed live on Sabres.com and on the team’s social media accounts.
For a complete roster and schedule for the Buffalo Sabres’ 2019 Development Camp, visit: nhl.com/sabres
A Second-Team All-WCHA Defender, Baudry was Bemidji State’s top point getter in 2018-19, establishing career-highs for points (31) and assists (22), while matching his career-best in goals scored. Playing in all of BSU’s 38 games, he collected 31 points. On the ice in all situations, Baudry led the Beavers with 13 points on the power play, while logging time on a penalty-kill unit that finished among the top 15 teams in the country and led the WCHA. The senior captain ranked second among defenders and seventh among all WCHA players with 24 points in 28 league contests, while his 17 assists in WCHA play was sixth among all players.
In 146 collegiate games as a Beaver, Baudry piled up 68 points to sit 22nd on BSU’s Division I-era scoring list and rank third among defenders.
Following the collegiate season, Baudry inked an amateur tryout with the Ontario Reign, AHL affiliate of the NHL’s Los Angeles Kings. In two games for the Reign, he posted an assist. His performance earned him a contract with the Rochester Americans, AHL affiliate of the Sabres, for the 2019-20 season.
The Beavers completed the 2018-19 season with an overall record of 15-17-6, placed fifth in the WCHA with a 13-11-4-2 mark and made their ninth consecutive appearance in the WCHA postseason. Baudry earned a spot as a member of the All-WCHA Second Team, Owen Sillinger was selected to the league’s all-rookie team and 15 BSU student-athletes were recognized with 2018-19 WCHA All-Academic awards.
The Beavers host St. Cloud State University at 7:07 p.m. Oct. 11 at Sanford Center to kick off the team's 16-game 2019-20 regular-season home schedule.
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Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).