Says greatest risk he's taken was leaving Quebec to try to get a college scholarship ... started playing hockey at age 5 ... hometown of Rock Forest, with a population of about 55,000, is in southeast Quebec ... describes himself as a player as "a hard worker who is fast and a sniper" ... favorite NHL players are Yanic Perreault and Stephane Robidas because they are hometown products ... Favorites: Music - rock, especially Metallica; Movie - Man on Fire; Television Show - The Apprentice; Actress - Tara Reid; Actor - Adam Sandler; Team - Montreal Canadiens; Meal - poutine (fries with cheese and gravy, sold mostly in Quebec); Sportscaster - Jaques Demers; Website - rds.ca ... joined the majority of his Buckeye freshman classmates in dying his hair prior to the 2004 playoffs, sporting a red Mohawk ... would like to have dinner with Maurice Richard, Mario Lemieux and Bill Gates ... would like to play baseball at Ohio State if not on the hockey team ... says the best thing about playing college hockey is going to school at the same time you play hockey ... would like to be president of his own company.
Ohio State Career
Led the Buckeyes with career-best 23 goals last year ... more than doubled goal and point totals from freshman to sophomore season ... 2005 Buckeye Perani Cup award winner and CCHA Player of the Month January 2005 ... two-time Ohio State Scholar-Athlete in 2004 and an Academic All-Big Ten choice.
2004-05 (Sophomore Season)
Team's leader in goals with 23, power-play goals (14), gamewinners (4) and shorthanded tallies (3) ... tied for fourth on the team with 34 points in 40 games ... tied for second in the nation in ppg and led the CCHA in power-play goals ... ended the year 16th in the nation in goals per game (.57) and tied for third in the CCHA overall in goals, ranking fourth (tied) in conference-games only ... second on team with five (4-1) postseason points ... second-highest goal total in the last six years, behind only R.J. Umberger's 26 in 2002-03 ... had four goals in playoff series with Ferris State, with two goals in the opener and two in game three; March 13, scored on the power play to get OSU on the board in the second period and cut the Bulldog lead to one with a shorthanded goal in the third ... team-best 18 goals (12 on the power play) in 24 games since December break ... CCHA Player of the Month for January, after posting 14 points in eight games during the month ... two goals vs. BG Feb. 11, including the gamewinner, and added a goal vs. the Falcons Feb. 12 ... CCHA Offensive Player of the Week after posting six points in the series vs. Western Michigan Jan. 28-29; had two goals and an assist for three points in each game ... in the opener vs. WMU, both goals came on the power play and the second was the third-period gamewinner ... scored shorthanded vs. the Broncos in game two, while other goal was a ppg ... three-point weekend vs. Michigan, with a power-play goal in each game - including the gamewinner Jan. 21; had an assist in game one for two-point night ... tied career best with two goals and had three points Jan. 7 vs. Ferris State ... missed the season-opening Ice Breaker Tournament with an ankle injury ... scored the third-period gamewinner to break a 2-all tie at Ferris State Oct. 14 in first game back and then scored with less than two minutes remaining in the second game vs. the Bulldogs to force overtime ... tallied first career shorthanded goal vs. Sacred Heart Nov. 5 ... 23 goals came on 98 shots, a 23.5 percent shooting percentage ... 14 power-play goals rank fourth (tied) in OSU history in a single season.
2003-04 (Freshman Season)
Recorded 14 points, on seven goals and seven assists, while playing in 40 of 42 games ... outstanding in CCHA Super Six quarterfinal game vs. Notre Dame, with career-best two goals, two assists and four points; scored last two goals in regulation, including goal with just under 2:30 remaining, to force overtime ... four-point night tied the OSU postseason record set three times before, with the last coming in 1992 ... second on the team with seven postseason points in 2004, with three goals and four assists ... ended the year with at least one point in six of his last nine games (4-5-9) ... career-best +2 and assisted on the gamewinner in second playoff win over BGSU ... scored in the third period at Miami March 5 to tie the game and send it to overtime ... first collegiate goal was scored at Northern Michigan Nov. 8; also tallied vs. Maine Dec. 27 ... first collegiate point was an assist vs. Notre Dame Oct. 10 ... had helpers at Michigan State Oct. 17 and at BGSU Nov. 29 ... even or better in 28-of-40 games, with eight +1 outings and a +2 effort March 13 vs. the Falcons ... healthy scratch vs. LSSU Jan. 17 and MSU Jan. 24.
Prior to Ohio State
Played for the Cowichan Valley Capitals of the British Columbia Hockey League in 2002-03, earning team rookie of the year accolades after posting 31 goals, 38 assists and 69 points ... played for the Lennoxville Cougars in 2001-02, with 29-31-60 totals in 32 games; the squad won the provincial title ... competed for the Magog Cantonniers from 1999-02, winning Air Canada Cup title (Midget AAA) in 2000 ... graduated from Champlain College in Lennoxville ... also played golf.
Off the Ice
Son of Mario Beaudoin and Guylaine Boucher ... has two brothers, Maxime (17) and Michael (11) ... born April 6, 1984 in Victoriaville, Quebec ... majoring in business finance ... wants to take over the family business when his hockey career is complete ... nickname is Bobo ... hobbies include golf and computer work ... name is pronounced MATH-you bo-DWAY.
Buckeye Hockey Update – Jan. 15