|Born:||Dec 27, 1977||Draft:||Undrafted|
|Known For:||2x NCAA (Hockey East) Champion||Shoots:||Left|
|National Team:||United States||Current Status:||Retired|
Blake Bellefeuille (born December 27, 1977) is a former American ice hockey player, having played his final year in the NHL with the Columbus Blue Jackets during the 2002-2003 season. Undrafted at the NHL level, Bellefeuille signed with the Blue Jackets on a two-way contract after winning back-to-back NCAA Championships and finishing his college tenure as an alternate captain for Boston College. After a full season with the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League (AHL), Bellefeuille made his NHL debut. He appeared in two games during the 2001-02 season, finishing with one assist and a plus-1 rating.
The following season, Bellefeuille earned a three-game stint but failed to register his name on the scoresheet. He spent the remainder of the year in Syracuse where he recorded 31 points in 63 games. After failing to receive a contract from Columbus, he split the next season between the Providence Bruins and Norfolk Admirals before starting the 2004-05 season in the United Hockey League (UHL).
After one final failed attempt at a rebirth in the AHL with the Philadelphia Phantoms, Bellefeuille was relegated to the ECHL, where he played two seasons with the Charlotte Checkers. Despite putting up respectable numbers, Bellefeuille couldn’t garner any interest from an NHL club, and chose to retire as a result.
Blake Bellefeuille Statistics
- U20 WJC Silver Medal (1997)
- 2x NCAA (Hockey East) Champion (1998, 1999)
- NCAA (Hockey East) Tournament MVP (1999)
- NCAA (Hockey East) Second All-Star Team (2000)