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Kris Beech

Kris Beech  #24

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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

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