Don Beaupre

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Don Beaupre
Born (1961-09-19) September 19, 1961 (age 53)
Waterloo, ON, CAN
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Minnesota North Stars
Washington Capitals
Ottawa Senators
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 37th overall, 1980
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1980–1997

Donald William Beaupre (born September 19, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. Beaupre in his 17 seasons (1981–1997) in the NHL played for four teams: the Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals, Ottawa Senators, and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Playing career[edit]

Beaupre emerged as a goaltender in the OHA for the Sudbury Wolves. In 1979–80 he won 28 games and was named to the league's first All-star team.

As one of the top rated goalies in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, Beaupre didn't last very long and was claimed 37th overall by the Minnesota North Stars. In 1981 with Minnesota, Beaupre split goaltending with Gilles Meloche and in his rookie year appeared in the 1981 All-Star Game (his other All-Star appearance would come in 1993), and although Minnesota would lose the series, recorded a 4–2 win in Game 4 of the 1981 Stanley Cup Finals against the powerful New York Islanders.

Traded in 1989 to the Washington Capitals, Beaupre continued to play well and benefit from Washington's solid defense in the early 1990s. He led the NHL with five shutouts in 1990–91, then won a career-high 29 games the next year. By the mid-'90s, the Capitals were looking to Olaf Kolzig to lead them in goal. Beaupre was shipped to the weak Ottawa Senators where he saw plenty of rubber in 71 games over two seasons. Beaupre became the first Ottawa netminder to register a shutout. By the time he was traded to Toronto in 1995–96, the veteran's reflexes were disappearing with age. He retired in 1997, after spending most of the season with the St. John's Maple Leafs of the AHL.

Beaupre is the owner and president of an aerial lift equipment company in Minneapolis.[1]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Season Team Lge GP Min GA EN SO GAA W L T Svs Pct
1978-79 Sudbury Wolves OHA 54 3248 259 1 2 4.78 0 0 0 0 0.000
1979-80 Sudbury Wolves OHA 59 3447 248 3 1 4.32 28 29 2 0 0.000
1980-81 Minnesota North Stars NHL 44 2585 138 4 0 3.20 18 14 11 1175 0.895
1981-82 Nashville South Stars CHL 5 299 25 1 0 5.02 2 3 0 150 0.857
Minnesota North Stars NHL 29 1634 101 0 0 3.71 11 8 9 805 0.889
1982–83 Birmingham South Stars CHL 10 599 31 0 0 3.11 8 2 0 300 0.906
Minnesota North Stars NHL 36 2011 120 0 0 3.58 19 10 5 928 0.885
1983-84 Minnesota North Stars NHL 33 1791 123 0 0 4.12 16 13 2 848 0.873
1984-85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 31 1770 109 0 1 3.69 10 17 3 825 0.883
1985-86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 52 3073 182 0 1 3.55 25 20 6 1508 0.892
1986-87 Minnesota North Stars NHL 47 2622 174 4 1 3.98 17 20 6 1261 0.879
1987-88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 43 2288 161 1 0 4.22 10 22 3 1095 0.872
1988-89 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 30 1715 102 0 0 3.57 14 12 2 757 0.881
Kalamazoo Wings IHL 3 179 9 0 1 3.02 1 2 0 0 0.000
Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 59 3 1 0 3.05 0 1 0 22 0.880
Washington Capitals NHL 11 578 28 1 1 2.91 5 4 0 240 0.896
1989-90 Washington Capitals NHL 48 2793 150 3 2 3.22 23 18 5 1212 0.890
1990-91 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 2 120 3 0 0 1.50 2 0 0 49 0.942
Washington Capitals NHL 45 2572 113 3 5 2.64 20 18 3 982 0.897
1991-92 Washington Capitals NHL 54 3108 166 2 1 3.20 29 17 6 1269 0.884
Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 3 184 10 0 0 3.26 1 1 1 64 0.865
1992-93 Washington Capitals NHL 58 3282 181 7 1 3.31 27 23 5 1349 0.882
1993-94 Washington Capitals NHL 53 2853 135 3 2 2.84 24 16 8 987 0.880
1994-95 Ottawa Senators NHL 38 2161 121 3 1 3.36 8 25 3 1046 0.896
1995-96 Ottawa Senators NHL 33 1770 110 9 1 3.73 6 23 0 782 0.877
Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 8 336 26 1 0 4.64 0 5 0 144 0.847
1996-97 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 47 2623 128 2 3 2.93 24 16 4 1130 0.898
Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 110 10 1 0 5.45 0 3 0 50 0.833
Utah Grizzlies IHL 4 238 13 0 0 3.27 2 2 0 93 0.877
NHL Totals 667 37,412 2152 43 17 3.45 268 277 75 16529 0.885

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