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Kris Beech

Kris Beech  #24

Center
NUMBER: 24 BIRTHDATE: February 5, 1981
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Salmon Arm, BC, Canada
WEIGHT: 211 DRAFTED: WSH / 1999 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (7th overall)
Traded to Pittsburgh by Washington with Michal Sivek, Ross Lupaschuk and future considerations for Jaromir Jagr and Frantisek Kucera, July 11, 2001. Traded to Nashville by Pittsburgh for Nashville's 4th round choice (later traded to Florida - Florida selected Derrick Lapoint) in 2006 Entry Draft, September 9, 2005. Traded to Washington by Nashville with Nashville's 1st round choice (Semyon Varlamov) in 2006 Entry Draft for Brendan Witt, March 9, 2006. Signed as a free agent by Columbus, August 7, 2007. Claimed on waivers by Vancouver from Columbus, January 10, 2008. Claimed on waivers by Washington from Vancouver, January 23, 2008. Claimed on waivers by Pittsburgh from Washington, January 26, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Jonkoping (Sweden), October 13, 2008. Signed as a free agent by Geneve (Swiss), September 9, 2009.
Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4