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Francois Beauchemin

Francois Beauchemin  #32

Colorado Avalanche  Defenseman
NUMBER: 32 BIRTHDATE: June 4, 1980  (AGE 35)
HEIGHT: 6' 1" BIRTHPLACE: Sorel, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 208 DRAFTED: MTL / 1998 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 3rd   (75th overall)
- Leads the team in ice time (23:32) and blocked shots (63). - Ranks second among Colorado defensemen in scoring with 12 points (2g/10a). - Matched his career high with a +4 rating on Nov. 14 at Montreal. - Recorded five points (0g/5a) in his first two games, the most ever by an Avalanche defenseman over his first two games of a season. - Only one Quebec defender had more, Kerry Huffman, who notched six points in two games to begin the 1992-93 campaign. - Registered two assists and eight blocked shots on Oct. 10 vs. Dallas. - Recorded three assists in his Avalanche debut on Oct. 8 vs. Minnesota. - Is in his 12th NHL season, his first with Colorado.
QMJHL All-Rookie Team (1997) QMJHL Second All-Star Team (2000) NHL Second All-Star Team (2013) Claimed on waivers by Columbus from Montreal, September 15, 2004. Traded to Anaheim by Columbus with Tyler Wright for Sergei Fedorov and Anaheim's 5th round choice (Maxime Frechette) in 2006 Entry Draft, November 15, 2005. Missed remainder of 2008-09 due to knee injury vs. Nashville, November 14, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Toronto, July 6, 2009. Traded to Anaheim by Toronto for Joffrey Lupul, Jake Gardiner and Anaheim's 4th round choice (later traded to San Jose San Jose selected Fredrik Bergvik) in 2013 Entry Draft, February 9, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2015.
Quote of the Day

It seems like I'm kind of making it a little difficult on myself here the last two games.

— Chicago Blackhawks forward Patrick Kane after tying the record for longest point streak by an American-born player with an assist on Duncan Keith's goal with 26.6 seconds left against the Anaheim Ducks Friday
World Cup of Hockey 2016