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Former Blackhawks defenceman Nicolas Beaudin.
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Former first-rounder heading to Europe after having contract terminated

Published February 2, 2024 at 1:33 PM
BY COOPER GODIN
After being placed on unconditional waivers for the purpose of contract termination on Sunday, Nicolas Beaudin's time with the Montreal Canadiens organization has come to an end.

On Monday, the Canadiens announced that Beaudin's contract has been terminated and he's now an unrestricted free agent.

"The Canadiens and Nicolas Beaudin have mutually agreed to terminate the defenseman's contract."

A big reason for Beaudin and the Canadiens to go their separate ways was because the defenceman wasn't happy with the ice time he was getting in the AHL and wanted a fresh start elsewhere.


Beaudin's time as an unrestricted free agent however doesn't appear to have lasted very long as he's reportedly heading to Europe.

According to Anthony Marcotte, Beaudin is heading over to Czechia and will be signing with Prague.

Note: The following was translated from French.

"It's officially over for Nicolas Beaudin in the Canadian organization. According to my information, he would have come to an agreement with the Prague team in the Czech elite league." Marcotte said.

Beaudin, a native of Châteauguay, Quebec, had six assists, six penalty minutes and was a plus-two in 16 games this season for the Laval Rocket of the American Hockey League.

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