Former Rhino Connor Beaudet will lace up his skates for Wentworth Institute of Technology for the 2016-2017 season.
After his late arrival to the Sun City in November, the forward acclimated quickly and posted 40 goals in only 47 games. His persistent, physical style of play coupled with his leadership qualities earned him the captain position, despite a late start with the team. Throughout the season, he was arguably the most reliable and consistent player on the ice, netting five game winning goals and three game winning assists. Beaudet’s determination and grit made him the “clutch” captain who teammates—and fans alike—counted on to put the Rhinos on the board. With a total of 71 points on the season, he led the team in goals and points. Beaudet leaves El Paso ranked among Rhino Country’s most prolific goal scorers, with only five players having netted more goals in one season.
Despite his laudable hockey talent, the Buffalo born twenty-year-old was drawn to Wentworth because of its construction management major. Hoping to manage construction sites in the future, the former Rhino currently builds and repairs houses in northern New York when he’s not on the ice. In Boston, Beaudet’s college career will be dominated by building classes and hockey. Like most junior hockey players who take several gap years between high school and college, the former Rhino is slightly uneasy about his new beginning. “I'm nervous about actually going to school since I haven't been in a classroom for about two years,” Beaudet admits, “but with a little bit of time management, which I gained from the Rhinos, and a good work ethic, I think I'll do just fine.” Not only is he optimistic about continuing school, he is also confident in his ability to provide the Wentworth hockey team with a good work ethic and leadership, just as he did in Rhino Country. Overall, his anticipations are pretty simple: “I'm looking forward to starting my education and enjoying the college experience.”
Grateful for his dedication and commitment to Rhino Country, we wish Connor the best of luck at Wentworth!