Jeff Beukeboom

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Jeff Beukeboom
Jeff Beukeboom NY Rangers Vancouver 1997.jpg
Born (1965-03-28) March 28, 1965 (age 52)
Ajax, Ontario
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 230 lb (100 kg; 16 st 6 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Right
Played for Edmonton Oilers
New York Rangers
NHL Draft 19th overall, 1983
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 1985–1999

Jeffrey Scott Beukeboom (born March 28, 1965) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played as a defenceman for the Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers.

Playing career[edit]

Beukeboom played junior hockey for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (1982–1985). After being selected in the first round (19th overall) of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, he played in juniors for two more years before joining the Oilers. While playing for the Oilers, he won three Stanley Cups, and was known as a hard-hitting defenceman.

Beukeboom was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the New York Rangers on November 12, 1991.[1] At the time, neither the Rangers nor Oilers made any announcement to indicate that Beukeboom was part of the Mark Messier trade.[2] At 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) and 230 lb (100 kg), Beukeboom quickly established himself as a fan favourite and an anchor of the defence with his bodychecks and willingness to protect his teammates, through fighting if necessary. He played on the top defensive pairing with Brian Leetch, and was an alternate captain. Beukeboom's stay-at-home play allowed Leetch to lead the rush and kept opposing players out of the goal crease. He led the team in penalty minutes three times (1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96) and won his last with the Rangers in 1994. He was also known for his philanthropy, including Ice Hockey in Harlem. Beukeboom won the Rangers' Crumb Bum Award, given for service to local youngsters, in 1996.[3]

While with the Rangers, Beukeboom also appeared in a memorable This is Sportscenter spot in which he assaults ESPN's Steve Levy after being told Levy had referred to Beukeboom as "Puke-a-boom."[4]

Due to his physical play, Beukeboom suffered multiple concussions, the most devastating of which came as a result of a sucker punch by Matt Johnson of the Los Angeles Kings in November 1998.[5] Johnson received a 12-game suspension for intent to injure.[6] While Beukeboom returned after a few games off, he bumped his head again in a minor collision with Martin Gelinas in February 1999 and he was forced to miss the rest of the season.[7] Afterward, Beukeboom was left with recurrent headaches, memory loss, nausea, and mental fogginess that lasted for months. He was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome, and ordered to never play hockey again. Beukeboom officially retired in July 1999 with a total of 1,890 NHL penalty minutes in 804 games played, and is currently second all-time on the Rangers' penalty minutes list.[8][9] Even after retiring, he continued to suffer post-concussion symptoms for almost two years before recovering.

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season and playoffs[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1981–82 Newmarket Flyers OJHL 49 5 30 35 218
1982–83 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 70 0 25 25 143 16 1 4 5 46
1983–84 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 61 6 30 36 178 16 1 7 8 43
1984–85 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 37 4 20 24 85 16 4 6 10 47
1985–86 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 77 9 20 29 175
1985–86 Edmonton Oilers NHL 1 0 0 0 4
1986–87 Edmonton Oilers NHL 44 3 8 11 124
1986–87 Nova Scotia Oilers AHL 14 1 7 8 35
1987–88 Edmonton Oilers NHL 73 5 20 25 201 7 0 0 0 16
1988–89 Edmonton Oilers NHL 36 0 5 5 94 1 0 0 0 2
1988–89 Cape Breton Oilers AHL 8 0 4 4 36
1989–90 Edmonton Oilers NHL 46 1 12 13 86 2 0 0 0 0
1990–91 Edmonton Oilers NHL 67 3 7 10 150 18 1 3 4 28
1991–92 Edmonton Oilers NHL 18 0 5 5 78
1991–92 New York Rangers NHL 56 1 10 11 122 13 2 3 5 47
1992–93 New York Rangers NHL 82 2 17 19 153
1993–94 New York Rangers NHL 68 8 8 16 170 22 0 6 6 50
1994–95 New York Rangers NHL 44 1 3 4 70 9 0 0 0 10
1995–96 New York Rangers NHL 82 3 11 14 220 11 0 3 3 6
1996–97 New York Rangers NHL 80 3 9 12 167 15 0 1 1 34
1997–98 New York Rangers NHL 63 0 5 5 195
1998–99 New York Rangers NHL 45 0 9 9 60
NHL totals 804 30 129 159 1890 99 3 16 19 197

Post-NHL career[edit]

Beukeboom returned to hockey as an assistant coach for the Toronto Roadrunners American Hockey League (AHL) for the 2003–04 season. In 2005, he became the president and part owner of the Lindsay Muskies of the Ontario Provincial Junior "A" Hockey League, and in 2008, Beukeboom became an assistant coach for the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and worked in both teams.[10] In June 2009, Beukeboom was named the assistant coach of the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League. In 2012, he returned to the AHL as an assistant coach for the Connecticut Whale who would later be renamed to Hartford Wolf Pack.[11] On July 1, 2016, he was hired as an assistant coach for the New York Rangers.[12]

Personal life[edit]

Beukeboom was born in Ajax, Ontario, but grew up in Lindsay, Ontario.[13][14]

His son, Brock, plays for the UPEI Panthers.[15][16] Brock was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round (63rd pick) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft.[17] He was traded to the Blues in February 2011, along with a third round draft pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, in exchange for Eric Brewer.[18] However, the Blues did not sign him and he decided to attend the New York Rangers' prospect camp in 2013.[19]

His daughter, Tyson, played college rugby for St. Francis Xavier University.[20] In 2012, she was named the CIS Female Athlete of the Year.[21] In 2014, she was named to Canadian national team.[22][23]

Beukeboom is the brother of former Ontario Hockey League players John and Brian Beukeboom, the cousin of fellow former NHL player Joe Nieuwendyk,[24] the nephew of the late Ed Kea.,[25] and the second cousin of Adam Beukeboom.[26] He is the uncle of Johnny and Scott McGuire. Johnny played in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), American Hockey League (AHL), and ECHL,[27] while Scott spent two seasons in the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League.[28]

Awards and honors[edit]

  • Won a Stanley Cup with the Edmonton Oilers in 1987, 1988 and 1990. Also won with the New York Rangers in 1994.
  • NY Rangers Crumb Bum Award - service to local youngsters (1996).
  • OHL All-Star First Team (1984–85)
  • Ranked No. 50 on the all-time list of New York Rangers in the book 100 Ranger Greats (John Wiley & Sons, 2009).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RANGERS TRADE SHAW FOR BEUKEBOOM". Deseret News. November 13, 1991. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  2. ^ Bondy, Filip (October 5, 1991). "HOCKEY; Rangers Roll the Dice and Trade for Messier". The New York Times. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  3. ^ "RANGERS TEAM AWARD WINNERS – "CRUMB BUM" AWARD". NHL.com. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  4. ^ "ESPN sportscenter commercial competitive". YouTube.com. Retrieved November 21, 2016. 
  5. ^ Lapointe, Joe (November 21, 1998). "HOCKEY; Kings' Johnson Gets Even and Then Gets a Suspension". The New York Times. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  6. ^ "HOCKEY; Johnson Suspended 12 Games". The New York Times. November 24, 1998. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  7. ^ Brooks, Larry (March 20, 1999). "BEUKEBOOM WILL MISS REST OF ’99". New York Post. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  8. ^ El-Bashir, Tarik (July 16, 1999). "HOCKEY; A Series of Concussions Makes Beukeboom Quit". The New York Times. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  9. ^ Dellapina, John (July 16, 1999). "BEUKEBOOM FORCED TO CHECK OUT". NY Daily News. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  10. ^ Obernauer, Michael (October 18, 2008). "Where are they now? Jeff Beukeboom is a hit North of the Border". NY Daily News. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  11. ^ "Whale add Beukeboom to staff". theahl.com. July 6, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  12. ^ "Jeff Beukeboom Named Assistant Coach". NHL.com. July 1, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  13. ^ "NATION PROFILE: JEFF BEUKEBOOM". oilersnation.com. February 15, 2013. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  14. ^ Long, Anthony (April 12, 2014). "FULLTILT LEGENDS: JEFF BEUKEBOOM". FULLTILT RANGERS. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  15. ^ "25 – Brock Beukeboom". gopanthersgo.ca. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  16. ^ "Brock Beukeboom". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved September 26, 2011. 
  17. ^ Cristodero, Damian (June 26, 2010). "Tampa Bay Lightning drafts Brock Beukeboom, son of former Rangers defenseman Jeff". Tampa Bay Times. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  18. ^ O'Neill, Dan (February 18, 2011). "Blues trade Brewer to Tampa Bay". stltoday.com. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  19. ^ Satriano, David (July 3, 2013). "Young Beukeboom aiming high at Rangers prospect camp". New York Post. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  20. ^ Grossman, David (May 20, 2009). "Beukeboom: Like father, like daughter". thestar.com. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  21. ^ "Tyson Beukeboom named Female Athlete of the Year". www.durhamregion.com. April 18, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  22. ^ "Uxbridge’s Tyson Beukeboom named to Canadian rugby team". www.durhamregion.com. May 18, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  23. ^ "Epsom’s Tyson Beukeboom wins silver at rugby World Cup". www.durhamregion.com. August 23, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  24. ^ "Legends of Hockey – Joe Nieuwendyk". www.legendsofhockey.net. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  25. ^ "Ed Kea". stlouisblueslegends.blogspot.lt. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  26. ^ Oswald, Kelly (December 1, 2014). "Flin Flon Bombers goalie Adam Beukeboom takes SJHL by storm". thereminder.ca. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  27. ^ "Johnny McGuire". Elite Prospects. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 
  28. ^ "Scott McGuire". Elite Prospects. Retrieved October 14, 2016. 

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Preceded by
Jim Playfair
Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick
1983
Succeeded by
Selmar Odelein