François Beauchemin

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François Beauchemin
François Beauchemin Ducks2 2012-02-15.JPG
Beauchemin with the Ducks in 2012.
Born (1980-06-04) June 4, 1980 (age 34)
Sorel-Tracy, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)
Position Defence
Shoots Left
NHL team
Former teams
Anaheim Ducks
Montreal Canadiens
Columbus Blue Jackets
Toronto Maple Leafs
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 75th overall, 1998
Montreal Canadiens
Playing career 2000–present

Joseph Jean-François Vineet Beauchemin (born June 4, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman and an alternate captain for the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League, in his second tenure with the organization.

Playing career[edit]

Beauchemin played major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for four seasons with the Laval Titan Collège Français, Acadie-Bathurst Titan and Moncton Wildcats. In his draft year, he recorded 47 points in 70 games with Laval. He was then drafted 76th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft. Upon being drafted, he returned to the QMJHL for two more seasons, helping Acadie-Bathurst to a President's Cup in 1999 as league champions.

Turning pro in 2000–01, Beauchemin spent four seasons with the Canadiens organization playing between several minor league affiliates. He made his NHL debut in 2002–03, appearing in one game for the Canadiens. On September 14, 2004, Beauchemin was placed on waivers and claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets.[1] As NHL play was suspended due to the lockout, he spent the 2004–05 season with the Blue Jackets American Hockey League (AHL) affiliate, the Syracuse Crunch.

The next season, Beauchemin earned an NHL roster spot with the Blue Jackets and played 11 games with the club in 2005–06 before being traded along with Tyler Wright to the Mighty Ducks of Anaheim for Sergei Fedorov on November 15, 2005.[2] He emerged as a top-four defenceman with the Ducks and immediately began producing, with 34 points in 61 games with the Mighty Ducks after the trade. After establishing himself with the Ducks, Beauchemin helped the club to a Stanley Cup championship in 2007.

On November 14, 2008, Beauchemin suffered a torn ACL in his left knee in a game against the Nashville Predators. He was expected to be sidelined for the remainder of the 2008–09 season,[3] but returned to the Ducks for their first round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks.

On July 6, 2009 Beauchemin signed a 3-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[4] He appeared in all 82 of Toronto's games during the 2009-10 NHL Season, scoring five goals.

Beauchemin was selected for the 2010 Winter Olympics summer roster for Team Canada in August 2009, but did not make the final roster cut.[5]

On February 9, 2011, Beauchemin was traded back to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for left winger Joffrey Lupul, defenceman Jake Gardiner and a fourth round 2013 conditional draft pick.

On January 20, 2012, Beauchemin was signed to a three-year contract extension worth US$10.5 million.

In the 2012-2013 season he finished 4th in Norris Trophy voting in 2013. Losing to winner P.K. Subban, and finalists Ryan Suter, and Kris Letang

Personal life[edit]

Beauchemin and his wife Marie Claude have 2 children: a son, Samuel (born July 16, 2006),[6] and a daughter, Emily (born April 20, 2009).[7] who were both born in Anaheim, California.[8]

Awards[edit]

  • Named to the QMJHL All-Rookie Team in 1997.
  • Named to the QMJHL Second All-Star Team in 2000.
  • Named to the CHL Third All-Star Team in 2000.
  • Won the Stanley Cup with the Anaheim Ducks in 2007.
  • Won The Hockey News' Rod Langway Award as Best Defensive Defenseman in 2013.
  • 2012-13 NHL Second All-Star Team selection.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Richelieu QAAA 40 9 23 32 59
1996–97 Laval Titan Collège Français QMJHL 66 7 20 27 112 3 0 0 0 2
1997–98 Laval Titan Collège Français QMJHL 70 12 35 47 132 16 1 3 4 23
1998–99 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 31 4 17 21 53 23 2 16 18 55
1999–00 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 38 11 36 47 64
1999–00 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 33 8 31 39 35 16 2 11 13 14
2000–01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 56 3 6 9 44
2001–02 Mississippi Sea Wolves ECHL 7 1 3 4 2
2001–02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 56 8 11 19 88 3 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 75 7 21 28 92 23 1 9 10 16
2002–03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 77 9 27 36 57 10 2 4 6 18
2004–05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 72 3 27 30 55
2005–06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 11 0 2 2 11
2005–06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 61 8 26 34 41 16 3 6 9 11
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 71 7 21 28 49 20 4 4 8 16
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 2 19 21 59 6 0 0 0 26
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 20 4 1 5 12 13 1 0 1 15
2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 5 21 26 33
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 54 2 10 12 16
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 27 3 2 5 16 6 0 2 2 2
2011–12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 8 14 22 48
2012–13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 48 6 18 24 22 7 2 4 6 4
2013–14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 70 4 13 17 39 13 0 4 4 2
NHL totals 609 49 147 196 346 81 10 20 30 76

International[edit]

Year Team Event Result GP G A Pts PIM
2010 Canada WC 7th 7 0 1 1 0
Senior totals 7 0 1 1 0

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Blue Jackets claim Beauchemin". Syracuse Crunch. 2004-09-14. Retrieved 2008-10-27. 
  2. ^ "Fedorov traded to Blue Jackets". CBC Sports. 2005-11-15. Retrieved 2008-10-26. 
  3. ^ "ACL injury sidelines Ducks' Beauchemin". TSN. 2008-11-15. Retrieved 2008-11-15. 
  4. ^ "Leafs add Beauchemin to blueline". Sportsnet. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-07. 
  5. ^ "Canada announce final roster". CBC News. 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2009-08-22. 
  6. ^ "Stanley Cup Journal". 
  7. ^ "Ducks' Marchant, Beauchemin back to work". OCregister. 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Baby first for Grabovski". Toronto Sun. 2010-12-30. Retrieved 2010-12-30. 

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