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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)
- Is entering his 12th NHL season, his first with the Avalanche. - Appeared in 64 games for the Anaheim Ducks last season, tallying 23 points (11g/12a) while averaging a team-high 22:44 of ice time per game. - Finished second on the Ducks in plus/minus rating (+17) and blocked shots (107-tied), while his career-high 11 goals ranked second among Anaheim defensemen. - Led the team in both even-strength time-on-ice (18:58) and short-handed time-on-ice (2:13). - Won a Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2006-07 and was named to the NHL's Second All-Star Team with the Ducks in 2012-13.
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.
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You could feel it. You could feel that they were going after each other and trying to win the game for their team.

— Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom on Game 2 of the 2009 Eastern Conference Semifinals, in which Capitals forward Alex Ovechkin and Penguins forward Sidney Crosby each scored hat tricks
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