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Francois Beauchemin
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Francois Beauchemin  #23

Anaheim Ducks  Defenseman
NUMBER: 23 BIRTHDATE: June 4, 1980  (AGE 34)
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 one shot with a +2 rating in 22:35 TOI, May 3 vs. CGY...had four hits and three blocked shots - Recorded two assists (0-2=2), matching playoff career highs in assists (sixth time; last: Apr. 16, 2014 vs. DAL, First Round Game 1) and points (ninth time; last: Apr. 16, 2014 vs. DAL; 0-2=2), Apr. 20 @ WPG 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 - Ranks tied for fifth on the Ducks all-time postseason scoring list and tied for second among franchise defensemen with 10-20=30 points also ranks first among team defensemen and tied for second overall in career playoff appearances (82)...leads teams blueliners in PPG (8) 2014-15 Regular Season: - Appeared in his 10th full NHL season, his ninth with Anaheim collected 11-12=23 points with a +17 rating in 64 games scored a career-high 11 goals
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.
Quote of the Day

It's not always going to be pretty, especially against a great goalie [Lundqvist] like that. My goals are never how you draw them up. It's just a matter of grinding it out and trying to create havoc in front and good things happen.

— Capitals forward Jay Beagle on scoring in their Game 3 victory against the Rangers on Monday