June 22, 1984 |
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
|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.
The Panthers signed him as a free agent on July 3, 2008.
Post hockey, Beckford-Tseu is currently the Head Goaltending Coach for Ryerson University men's hockey team, the Ryerson Rams. As well, he also started a program called "Professional Goaltending Development" where he, and former AHL player Rob Gherson, train young goalies.
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.
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- "Panthers add Fitzpatrick, DeLory, MacIntyre, Beckford-Tseu to roster". NHL.com. July 3, 2008. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
- "Chris Beckford - Tseu". pgdelitegoalieschool.com. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
- "About". Retrieved February 13, 2018.
- Biographical information and career statistics from Eliteprospects.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
- Hockey's Future profile
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