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Islanders Claim Berube

by Staff Writer / New York Islanders

The New York Islanders have claimed goaltender Jean-Francois Berube off of waivers from the Los Angeles Kings.

Berube, 24, led the American Hockey League with 37 wins last season and backstopped the Manchester Monarchs to a Calder Cup Championship. The Repentigny, QC, native posted a 37-9-4 record with a 2.18 goals-against average and a .913 save percentage during the regular season. He then went 13-3 in the playoffs en route to the AHL’s top prize.

The Los Angeles Kings selected Berube in the fourth round (95th overall) of the 2009 NHL Draft. He played three seasons of junior hockey with the Montreal Juniors of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League from 2008-09 to 2010-11.

Berube spent the majority of his first two professional seasons with the Ontario Reign of the ECHL in 2011-12 and 2012-13. In 2013-14, he played 48 games with Manchester in his first full AHL season, posting a 28-17-2 record with a 2.37 GAA and a .913 SV%.

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