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Scott Beattie
Born (1968-05-16)May 16, 1968,
Kimberley, British Columbia, Canada
Height
Weight
5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
Position Center
Shoots Right
Pro clubs Bolzano
Detroit Falcons
Hershey Bears
Saint John Flames
South Carolina Stingrays
Milano
Star Bulls Rosenheim
HC Thurgau
HC Davos
Genève-Servette HC
Ntl. team Flag of Italy.png Italy
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1987–2005

Scott Beattie (born May 16, 1968) is a Canadian-Italian former professional ice hockey player and coach. Beattie led the NCAA in scoring during his sophomore season with Northern Michigan, earning several accolades to go along with the 1991 National Title.

Career[]

Beattie joined Northern Michigan in 1989 as a 21-year-old. A few years older than a typical freshman, Beattie's small size was a contributing factor in late arrival to the college ranks. His chance came after recording 224 points in the SJHL over the previous two seasons. Beattie brought instant offense to the Wildcats, leading the team in scoring as a freshman with 59 points. The next year Beattie exploded for 48 goals and 89 points to lead the entire NCAA in scoring[1] and was named WCHA Player of the Year for his efforts (the only such award for Northern Michigan). With Beattie leading the attack the Wildcats won the WCHA regular season title for the first and (as of 2018) only time as well as capturing the WCHA tournament for the second time in three seasons. In the NCAA tournament Northern Michigan dominated upstart Alaska–Anchorage in both games before dispatching top eastern-seed Maine. The Wildcats netted 18 goals in the three games and they would need every bit of that offense in the title tile against Boston University as the Terriers put up 7 goals in regulation. Beattie was there to help the Wildcats match BU and the game went into overtime.[2] The highest-scoring championship game in 34 years went the Wildcats way in the third extra frame and gave Northern Michigan its first National Title. Beattie played another year in Marquette as team captain, winning a second conference tournament, but was unable to recapture the same magic as in '91 and turned pro after his junior campaign.

Beattie had little interest from teams across North America so he played his first professional game for HC Bolzano of the Serie A in Italy. After a good season and a half he returned to the States and spent a brief time with the Detroit Falcons, Hershey Bears, South Carolina Stingrays and Saint John Flames before heading back to Italy. After a year with Milan Saima SG he was back with HC Bolzano and joined the Italian national team for the 1996 Men's World Ice Hockey Championships. Beattie spent the following year mostly with Rosenheim Star Bulls in Germany's DEL before beginning a four-year stint with four separate teams across two Swiss national leagues. During the time Beattie appeared twice more for Team Italy in international tournaments before signing on with Milano and winning three consecutive league titles. Beattie played one more year with HC Bolzano before retiring as a player in 2005.

Beattie was not idle for long as he became the GM/head coach for his hometown Kimberley Dynamiters before joining the Kootenay Ice as an assistant coach in 2008. He was an associate coach with the Tri-City Americans in 2010–11 and a year later EHC Olten named him as their head coach. Beattie was fired in November 2014 but just over a year later got his second top job with EHC Visp. That job lasted only a few months before he was promoted to the parent club SCL Tigers which, too, kept him around for only a few months before he was let go in October 2016.

Career statistics[]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1987–88 Melville Millionaires SJHL 58 48 54 102 92
1988–89 Melville Millionaires SJHL 59 62 60 122 52
1989–90 Northern Michigan University NCAA 36 30 29 59 24
1990–91 Northern Michigan University NCAA 46 48 41 89 66
1991–92 Northern Michigan University NCAA 40 28 46 74 80
1992–93 HC Bolzano Italy 16 9 14 23 20 11 8 5 13 19
1993–94 Detroit Falcons CoHL 3 2 4 6 2
1993–94 South Carolina Stingrays ECHL 29 20 28 48 40
1993–94 Saint John Flames AHL 2 0 0 0 2
1993–94 HC Bolzano Italy 10 8 8 16 8
1994–95 HC Milano Saima Italy 36 23 22 45 40
1995–96 HC Bolzano Italy 32 26 38 64 6 13 12 9 21 14
1996–97 Starbulls Rosenheim DEL 49 23 35 58 103 3 2 1 3 20
1996–97 HC Bolzano Italy 5 2 3 5 16
1997–98 ZSC Lions NLA 32 10 11 21 24
1998–99 HC Thurgau NLB 40 28 38 66 72
1998–99 HC Davos NLA 5 2 1 3 8
1999–00 Geneve-Servette HC NLB 35 19 35 54 24 9 5 3 8 8
2000–01 Geneve-Servette HC NLB 40 24 45 69 56 7 6 8 14 8
2001–02 Milano Vipers Italy 25 12 18 30 38 10 7 12 19 14
2002–03 Milano Vipers Italy 32 18 31 49 34 9 5 9 14 8
2003–04 Milano Vipers Italy 30 17 37 54 28 12 5 9 14 10
2004–05 HC Bolzano Italy 21 9 15 24 18 8 5 1 6 10
Italy totals 192 114 175 289 184 68 44 48 92 91

Awards and honors[]

Award Year
All-WCHA First Team 1990–91
AHCA West First-Team All-American 1990–91
All-NCAA All-Tournament Team 1991 [3]

References[]

  1. "NCAA 1990 - 1991 REGULAR SEASON STATS", eliteprospects.com. Retrieved on 2018-04-16. 
  2. "1991 NCAA National Championship", Northern Michigan Wildcats.com. Retrieved on 2018-04-16. 
  3. "NCAA Frozen Four Records", NCAA.org. Retrieved on 2013-06-19. 

External links[]

Awards and achievements
Preceded by
Curtis Joseph
WCHA Freshman of the Year
1989–90
Succeeded by
Tony Szabo
Preceded by
Gary Shuchuk
WCHA Player of the Year
1990–91
Succeeded by
Duane Derksen
Preceded by
Kip Miller
NCAA Ice Hockey Scoring Champion
1990–91
Succeeded by
Denny Felsner
Preceded by
Chris Tancill
NCAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
1991
Succeeded by
Paul Constantin