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Weight: 195 pounds
2019-20 AHL statistics: 53 games, 22 points (12 goals, 10 assists)
Contract: Second year of a three-year entry-level contract with a salary cap hit of $733,333. Pending restricted free agent in 2022.
Acquired: Undrafted free agent signing on Sept. 16, 2017.
Last season: It would be a stretch to say Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins forward Jordy Bellerive is fearless.
But it certainly takes a lot to scare him.
During a home game against the Providence Bruins on Dec. 18, 2019, Bellerive gave a few shoves after a whistle to opposing forward Trent Frederic, listed at an ample 6-foot-2 and 200 pounds.
Frederic responded by ripping Bellerive’s stick out of his hand and stared him down.
The smaller Bellerive stood his ground as a linesman stepped in to separate the two as Frederic was assessed a roughing minor for responding to Bellerive’s antics.
Considering Bellerive survived burns suffered from a campfire mishap in 2018, a jawing session with a larger opponent doesn’t appear to phase him.
That attitude served him well in his first season of professional hockey as he adapted from being a prolific top-six forward as…