Blake Bellefeuille was born December 27, 1977 in Farmingham, Massachusetts. A free agent signing by the Columbus Blue Jackets out of Boston College, Bellefeuille finished his schoolboy career as the top scorer in Massachusetts Division I history with 120 goals, 182 assists for 302 points.
As a freshman with BC in 1996-97, Bellefeuille led all BC first year players in goals with 16 and finished fourth on the team in points with 34, while capturing a silver medal as a member of the 1997 United States World Junior team. During his sophomore year, Bellefeuille finished the season as the Eagles' fourth-leading scorer and third-leading goal scorer while leading his team to the NCAA Tournament.
After finishing third in team scoring and earning Hockey East Tournament Most Valuable Player honours in 1998-99, Bellefeuille continued his strong play during his senior year with the team capturing Second Team All-Hockey East honours, Co-MVP team honours and playing a key role in leading BC to the NCAA Frozen Four Final.
In 2000-01 Bellefeuille made his professional hockey debut with the Blue Jackets AHL affiliate in Syracuse and went on to play the better part of the next three seasons in the AHL with brief stints in Columbus.