Mavs Add Youth to Blue Line with Beauvais, Klimek
INDEPENDENCE, Mo. - The Kansas City Mavericks added youth to the blue line with head coach John-Scott Dickson announcing the signings of defensemen Brett Beauvais and Jordan Klimek on Tuesday.
The 2018-19 season will be the first professional campaign for both players.
Beauvais, 23, joins the Mavericks after completing his collegiate career in 2017-18 with Robert Morris, where he skated in 13 games for the Colonials. The defensive-minded defenseman totaled 12 penalty minutes in those 13 games.
Prior to transferring to RMU, the 5-foot-11, 185-pound left-handed defenseman played three seasons for Bemidji State. With the Beavers, the Summerside, Prince Edward Island native totaled 20 points (4g, 16a) and 58 penalty minutes in 101 games.
Through his junior career, Beauvais spent time both in the NAHL and BCHL. He flashed his greatest offensive output in his final junior season in 2013-14 with the Penticton Vees, registering 58 points (13g, 45a) in 57 games.
"I am really excited to join the team and help contribute to a strong season and a run at the Kelly Cup," said Beauvais.
Klimek, 22, finished his collegiate career at Northern Michigan last season. He wore the 'A' as an alternate captain and posted his best season on the offensive end, totaling 18 points (3g, 15a) with a plus-16 rating in 43 games.
The 5-foot-11, 174-pound left-handed defenseman claimed strong numbers in his own defensive zone throughout his tenure at Northern Michigan, finishing with a plus rating in three of four seasons. For his four seasons, Klimek finished a plus-23.
The Langley, British Columbia native played one full season each in the BCHL and USHL prior to beginning his collegiate career in 2014-15, skating for the Surrey Eagles (BCHL) and Dubuque Fighting Saints (USHL).
"I'm excited to sign my first professional contract with Kansas City," said Klimek. "I have heard nothing but good things about the organization, fans and coaching staff. I'm looking forward to a great season."
Season tickets and mini packs for the 2018-19 season remain on sale, and single-game tickets will be available to the public starting Saturday, Sept. 15 at Fan Fest.
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