CONFIRMED: Tigres deal Beaulieu to Gatineau

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The Vicotriaville Tigres have traded defenceman Anthony Beaulieu to the Gatineau Olympiques.

In return, the Tigres receive Daniel De Sousa and a fourth-round pick in the 2015 QMJHL Entry Draft.

Beaulieu, 19, becomes the fourth Tigres to be dealt to the Olympiques this season.

The six-foot-six blueliner made his QMJHL debut in 2012-13 after being drafted by the Tigres in the fifth-round of the 2012 QMJHL Entry Draft. As a rookie, Beaulieu recorded three points and 40 penalty minutes in 57 games. In his sophomore season, the rugged defenceman quadrupled his point total from his rookie year with 12 points in 62 games played. The former Amos Forestier has four points and 53 penalty minutes in 37 games so far this season. Beaulieu led the QMAAA in penalty minutes in 2011-12 with 144 penalty minutes in just 39 games.

Daniel De Sousa is Victoriaville, Que., bound. The Toronto, Ont., native has six points in 29 games for the Olympiques this season. The five-foot-11 defenceman spent two seasons in the OHL with the Belleville Bulls and Saginaw Spirit prior to joining the QMJHL in the off-season. De Sousa is a former second-round pick of the Bulls in the OHL Priority Selection draft.

The winter trading period comes to a close today, at 12 p.m. EST.

Photo: L’Echo de Abitibien/Alex Drouin

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