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June 22, 1984 |
Scarborough, ON, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)|
|Played for||St. Louis Blues|
|NHL Draft||159th overall, 2003
St. Louis Blues
Chris Beckford-Tseu (born June 22, 1984) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender who played in one National Hockey League (NHL) game with the St. Louis Blues during the 2007–08 season. He was drafted in the fifth round, 159th overall, by the Blues in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
Beckford-Tseu began his career playing in the Ontario Hockey League. He was drafted 91st overall in the 2000 OHL Priority Draft. He played for the Guelph Storm, the Oshawa Generals and the Kingston Frontenacs. His best OHL year was with the Generals in 2002-03, where he had 25 wins and a 3.16 GAA.
In 2003, he was chosen 159th overall by the St. Louis Blues in the NHL Entry Draft.
In 2004, Beckford-Tseu started his professional career by appearing with the Peoria Rivermen, the Blues AHL affiliate. During the 2004-05 season, he accumulated a 2.71 GAA and a .908 SV% backing up Alfie Michaud.
Beckford-Tseu played in his first NHL game on February 21, 2008 against the Los Angeles Kings. In that game, he saved 8 shots out of 9.
The Panthers signed him as a free agent on July 3, 2008.
Beckford-Tseu is a big goalie who generally covers a lot of net. Despite that size, he tends not to challenge the shooters. He also has good reflexes.
- Chris Beckford-Tseu's career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
- Chris Beckford-Tseu's career statistics at EliteProspects.com
- Chris Beckford-Tseu's biography at Legends of Hockey
- Hockey's Future profile
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