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Francois Beauchemin
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Francois Beauchemin  #23

Colorado Avalanche  Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 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)
2015 Playoffs: Last Game: Scoreless on a career-high seven shots, May 27 @ CHI...had two hits and two blocked shots - Has appeared in four Game 7s, recording 1-1=2 points - Extended his career high with his eighth assist of the postseason, May 25 vs. CHI - Claimed the all-time franchise lead in postseason assists by a defensemen with his 27th all time, May 23 @ CHI (previously Scott Niedermayer; 26) - Recorded a career-high 46:29 TOI, May 19 vs. CHI - With two assists, surpassed Scott Niedermayer (34) for the all-time franchise lead among defensemen (10-25=35) and fourth overall in postseason scoring, May 8 @ CGY - Recorded two assists (0-2=2), matching playoff career highs in assists and points, Apr. 20 @ WPG and May 8 @ CGY Playoff Experience: - Has previously made seven trips to the Stanley Cup Playoffs with Anaheim, including 2013-14, 2011 and 2006-09...won his first Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007
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.
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Hopefully [Jonathan] has a year that pushes us, that is the organization, to speak to him next summer and looking for [a long-term contract]. Because the thought process is trying to get a goaltender, and hopefully it's Jonathan, to be the stabilizer for this franchise.

— Maple Leafs GM Lou Lamoriello on goaltender Jonathan Bernier