Joe Beaton (born June 18, 1910 in Stellarton, Nova Scotia, Canada; died 1965 in Stanmore, England) is a former professional ice Hockey centre who played in the English National League.
Prior to going to London in the autumn of 1934 to join the newly formed Richmond Hawks of the English National League, Beaton had been a 1932/33 All-Star A-team selection in the Maritime Senior League while playing with the Charlottetown Islanders.
Beaton joined the Richmond Hawks for their inaugural season in the English National League in 1934–35. Beaton became the captain of the Hawks and led them to second place in the 1935–36 season. During this season Beaton also finished as the league's top scorer and earned himself a position on the All-star B-team.
Beaton joined the Harringay Greyhounds for the 1937–38 season, where he was again the league's top scorer and he was named to the All-star A-teams in 1937–38 and 1939–40.
Following the Second World War Beaton played one season with the Wembley Lions before he had to retire due to injury in the spring of 1947.
When he retired Beaton was the all-time leading scorer of the ENL with 308 points — 179 goals and 129 assists.
Joe Beaton was inducted to the British Ice Hockey Hall of Fame in 1950.