LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Kings – the 2014 Stanley Cup Champions – have agreed to terms on a new contract for restricted free agent goaltender Jean-Francois Berube (two year contract), Kings President/General Manager Dean Lombardi announced today.
The 23-year-old Berube (born on July 13, 1991) is a 6-1, 177-pound native of Repentigny, Quebec. Berube has appeared in 53 AHL regular-season games in his career, including a career-high 48 games in 2013-14. He posted a 28-17-2 record with a 2.37 GAA, .913 SV% and three shutouts. Among AHL rookies, he ranked first in wins (third overall), third in saves (1,151), fifth in GAA (ninth overall), sixth in SV% and tied for sixth in shutouts. Berube also appeared in all four postseason games with Manchester posting a 1.67 GAA, .936 SV% and one shutout. Following the AHL season, Berube joined the Kings as a Black Ace for much of the 2014 Stanley Cup playoffs. Selected by the Kings in the fourth round (95th overall) in the 2009 NHL Entry Draft, Berube signed his entry-level contract on May 23, 2011.