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François Beauchemin
Beauch-turn
Beauchemin during his tenure with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Position Defence
Shoots Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
214 lb (97 kg)
NHL Team
F. Teams
Anaheim Ducks
Montreal Canadiens
Columbus Blue Jackets
Toronto Maple Leafs
Born June 4 1980 (1980-06-04) (age 36),
Sorel-Tracy, QC, CAN
NHL Draft 75th overall, 1998
Montreal Canadiens
Pro Career 2000 – present


François Beauchemin (born June 4, 1980) is a Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman. He is currently a member of the Anaheim Ducks of the National Hockey League, his second tenure with the organization.

Playing careerEdit

Beauchemin played major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL) for four season with the Laval Titan Collège Français, Acadie-Bathurst Titan and Moncton Wildcats. In his draft year, he recorded 47 points in 70 games with Laval. He was then drafted 75th 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 pro in 2000–01, Beachemin spent four seasons with the Canadiens organization playing between several minor league affiliates. He made his NHL debut in 2002–03, appearing in 1 game for the Canadiens. On September 14, 2004, Beauchemin was placed on waivers and claimed by the Columbus Blue Jackets.[1] 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 for Sergei Fedorov on November 15, 2005.[2] He emerged as a top-four defenceman with the Ducks and immediately began producing, with 34 points in 61 games with the Mighty Ducks 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,[3] but returned to the Ducks for their first round playoff series against the San Jose Sharks.

On July 6, 2009 Beauchemin signed a 3-year deal with the Toronto Maple Leafs.[4] He appeared in all 82 of Toronto's games during the 2009-10 NHL Season, scoring five goals.

On February 9, 2011, Beauchemin was traded back to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for right winger Joffrey Lupul, defenceman Jake Gardiner and a fourth round 2013 conditional draft pick.

Personal lifeEdit

Beauchemin and his wife Marie Claude have 2 children, a son, Samuel (born July 16, 2006),[5] and a daughter, Emily (born April 20, 2009).[6] who were both born in Anaheim, California.[7]

AwardsEdit

Career statisticsEdit

    Regular season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1995–96 Richelieu QAAA 40 9 23 32 59
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
1998–99 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 31 4 17 21 53 23 2 16 18 55
1999–00 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 38 11 36 47 64
1999–00 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 33 8 31 39 35 16 2 11 13 14
2000–01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 56 3 6 9 44
2001–02 Mississippi Sea Wolves ECHL 7 1 3 4 2
2001–02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 56 8 11 19 88 3 0 1 1 0
2002–03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 75 7 21 28 92 23 1 9 10 16
2002–03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0
2003–04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 77 9 27 36 57 10 2 4 6 18
2004–05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 72 3 27 30 55
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
2006–07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 71 7 21 28 49 20 4 4 8 16
2007–08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 2 19 21 59 6 0 0 0 26
2008–09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 20 4 1 5 12 13 1 0 1 15
2009–10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 5 21 26 33
2010–11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 54 2 10 12 16
2010–11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 27 3 2 5 16 6 0 2 2 2
NHL totals 409 31 102 133 237 61 8 12 20 70
AHL totals 336 30 92 122 336 36 3 14 17 34
QMJHL totals 238 42 140 182 416 58 5 30 35 94

ReferencesEdit

  1. Blue Jackets claim Beauchemin. Syracuse Crunch (2004-09-14). Retrieved on 2008-10-27.
  2. Fedorov traded to Blue Jackets. CBC Sports (2005-11-15). Retrieved on 2008-10-26.
  3. ACL injury sidelines Ducks' Beauchemin. TSN (2008-11-15). Retrieved on 2008-11-15.
  4. Leafs add Beauchemin to blueline. Sportsnet (2009-07-06). Retrieved on 2009-07-07.
  5. Stanley Cup Journal.
  6. Ducks' Marchant, Beauchemin back to work. OCregister (2009-04-21). Retrieved on 2009-04-23.
  7. Baby first for Grabovski. Toronto Sun (2010-12-30). Retrieved on 2010-12-30.

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