Beauchemin with the Ducks in 2012.
June 4, 1980 |
Sorel-Tracy, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||75th overall, 1998
François Beauchemin (born June 4, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently a member of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League, his second tenure with the organization. According to bleacher report. com he was the 16 best defenceman in the NHL in the 2012-2013 season.
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 1 game for the Canadiens. On September 14, 2004, Beauchemin was placed on waivers and claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets. 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. 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, but returned to the Ducks for their first round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks.
Beauchemin was selected for the 2010 Winter Olympics summer roster for Team Canada in August 2009, but did not make the final roster cut.
On January 20, 2012, Beauchemin was signed to a three-year contract extension worth US$10.5 million.
- 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.
|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|
|2001–02||Mississippi Sea Wolves||ECHL||7||1||3||4||2||—||—||—||—||—|
|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|
|2009–10||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||82||5||21||26||33||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Toronto Maple Leafs||NHL||54||2||10||12||16||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Fedorov traded to Blue Jackets". CBC Sports. 2005-11-15. Retrieved 2008-10-26.
- "ACL injury sidelines Ducks' Beauchemin". TSN. 2008-11-15. Retrieved 2008-11-15.
- "Leafs add Beauchemin to blueline". Sportsnet. 2009-07-06. Retrieved 2009-07-07.
- "Stanley Cup Journal".
- "Ducks' Marchant, Beauchemin back to work". OCregister. 2009-04-21. Retrieved 2009-04-23.
- "Baby first for Grabovski". Toronto Sun. 2010-12-30. Retrieved 2010-12-30.