Bruins first rounder John Beecher’s dominating World Junior Summer Showcase

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By WEEI 93.7

Team USA doesn’t have a game at the 2019 World Junior Summer Showcase in Plymouth, Mich., on Monday.

That’s bad news for the hottest player in red, white and blue, Bruins 2019 first-round pick (No. 30) John Beecher.

The skating god has been lighting it up for Team USA in his attempt to make the U.S. roster for the 2020 World Junior Championship. In two games skating for USA Blue, a win against Sweden on Saturday and a win against Finland on Sunday, he scored three goals and added one assist, impressing many observers, including NHL.com prospects expert Mike Morreale.

WJSS: @usahockey forward John Beecher through two games: 4 pts (3 gls/1 asst), 7 shots on goal, +3 rating

— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) July 28, 2019

So John Beecher (BOS) has scored a pair of goals this afternoon. Getting one on a deflection and another after gaining the slot. IMO, the most impressive player at camp ... hands down.

— Mike Morreale (@mikemorrealeNHL) July 28, 2019

Against Sweden, Beecher scored on a breakaway Saturday.

We've seen this a few times!@JohnWbeecher put USA Blue up by two with this slick breakaway tally against Sweden at the #WJSS -- pic.twitter.com/B69TJrVnP2

— USA Hockey’s NTDP (@USAHockeyNTDP) July 27, 2019

Then he scored twice against Finland on Sunday.

Here are John Beecher’s goals today. He scored his first goal by gaining net-front real estate to tip it in, then he skated in and sniped one for his second goal— extremely impressive this weekend. This is the same player dubbed by some as a “reach” on draft night. #NHLBruins pic.twitter.com/PaTCUM8M2l

— Bruins Network (@BruinsNetwork) July 28, 2019

The U.S. will put its Blue and White teams together and get back in action Tuesday against Canada before facing Sweden (Wednesday), Finland (Friday) and Canada again (Saturday).

Beecher will be headed to Michigan to being his collegiate career next month.

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