June 4, 1980 |
Sorel-Tracy, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Weight||212 lb (96 kg; 15 st 2 lb)|
Columbus Blue Jackets
Toronto Maple Leafs
|NHL Draft||75th overall, 1998
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 (NHL). Drafted in the third round, 75th overall, by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, he has also played in the NHL for the Canadiens, Columbus Blue Jackets and the Toronto Maple Leafs. He is currently in his second tenure with the Ducks, having previously played in the organization from 2005 to 2009. In 2007, he won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim.
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 NHL 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 professional in 2000–01, Beauchemin spent four seasons with the Canadiens organization, playing between several of the team's minor league affiliates. He made his NHL debut in the 2002–03 season, appearing in one game for Montreal. 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 in exchange for Sergei Fedorov on November 15, 2005. Beauchemin emerged as a top-four defenceman with the Ducks and immediately began producing, scoring 34 points in 61 games 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 Western Conference Quarter-final playoff series against the San Jose Sharks.
On July 6, 2009, as an unrestricted free agent, Beauchemin signed a three-year contract with the Toronto Maple Leafs. He appeared in all 82 of Toronto's games during the 2009–10 season, scoring five goals.
On January 20, 2012, Beauchemin was signed to a three-year contract extension worth US$10.5 million.
In the 2012–13 season, Beauchemin finished fourth in James Norris Memorial Trophy voting, the award given to the NHL's defenceman of the year. Beauchemin, however, lost-out to winner P. K. Subban and finalists Ryan Suter and Kris Letang.
- 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 Defenceman in 2013.
- 2012–13 NHL Second All-Star Team selection.
Regular season and playoffs
|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.
- "Canada announce final roster". CBC News. 2009-08-22. Retrieved 2009-08-22.
- "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.
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