Chris Beckford-Tseu

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Chris Beckford-Tseu
Born (1984-06-22) June 22, 1984 (age 34)
Scarborough, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 205 lb (93 kg; 14 st 9 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for St. Louis Blues
NHL Draft 159th overall, 2003
St. Louis Blues
Playing career 2004–2011

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.

Playing career[edit]

As a youth, Beckford-Tseu played in the 1998 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from Vaughan, Ontario.[1]

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.[2] In that game, he saved 8 shots out of 9.

The Panthers signed him as a free agent on July 3, 2008.[3]

Beckford-Tseu played for the Worcester IceCats, Alaska Aces, Peoria Rivermen, and Rochester Americans.

Post career[edit]

Post hockey, Beckford-Tseu is currently the Head Goaltending Coach for Ryerson University men's hockey team, the Ryerson Rams.[4] As well, he also started a program called "Professional Goaltending Development" where he, and former AHL player Rob Gherson, train young goalies.[5]

Playing style[edit]

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.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved 2019-02-12.
  2. ^ "Kings beat Blues 5-1 behind O'Sullivan's first five-point game". February 22, 2008. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  3. ^ "Panthers add Fitzpatrick, DeLory, MacIntyre, Beckford-Tseu to roster". July 3, 2008. Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  4. ^ "Chris Beckford - Tseu". Retrieved February 13, 2018.
  5. ^ "About". Retrieved February 13, 2018.
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