Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Francois Beauchemin
Francois Beauchemin was born April 6, 1980 in Sorel, Quebec. The third choice, 75th overall selection of the Montreal Canadiens in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft, Beauchemin is a graduate of the QMJHL.

An offensively gifted defenceman, Beauchemin played for the Richelieu in the Quebec Midget AAA League before moving on to play four seasons in the QMJHL with stops in Laval, Acadie-Bathurst and Moncton.

A member of the QMJHL All-Rookie Team in 1997 and a Second Team All-Star in 2000, Beauchemin joined Montreal's AHL affiliate in Quebec City in 2000-01 and spent two seasons with the club, while playing a handful of games with the ECHL's Mississippi Sea Wolves before the Quebec franchise was moved to Hamilton for the 2002-03 season.

In his first season with the Bulldogs Beauchemin registered 28 points (7-21-28) in 75 games while making his NHL debut in the latter stages of the 2002-03 season. Beauchemin went on to play four seasons in Montreal's system before being claimed on waivers by the Columbus Blue Jackets in the summer of 2004.

Beauchemin went on to play one season in the Columbus system before being dealt to the Anaheim Mighty Ducks in the early stages of the 2005-06 season. After remaining with the Mighty Ducks for the remainder of the 2005-06 season, Beauchemin returned to the club in 2006-07 and completed his second full NHL season. During the NHL playoffs that season, Beauchemin appeared in 20 games and helped the Anaheim Ducks to their first Stanley Cup in franchise history.

In the summer of 2009, the rugged blueliner found himself on the move again. Though he spent the majority of the previous season recovering from injury, there was no shortage of suitors for Beauchemin's services when he became an unrestricted free agent. One of those suitors was Beauchemin's former boss in Anaheim and current GM in Toronto, Brian Burke and it wasn't long before the two reached a deal that would see Beauchemin join the Maple Leafs.

On February 9, 2011, after a little more than a year and a half with the Maple Leafs, Beauchemin's time in Toronto would come to an end. He was traded back to the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for winger Joffrey Lupul, defenceman Jake Gardiner and a conditional draft pick.

After four more seasons with the Anaheim Ducks, Beauchemin was signed to a three year contract with the Colorado Avalanche on July 1, 2015. In his first year with the Avalanche, the veteran defenceman would appear in all 82 games and match his career-highs in goals, assists and points, with eight, 26 and 34 respectively.

Beauchemin would spend two seasons in Colorado before becoming a free agent once again. On August 21, 2017, he signed a deal to rejoin the Anaheim Ducks.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1995-96 Richelieu Riverains QAAA 40 9 23 32 59 4 1 7 8 0
1996-97 Laval Titan QMJHL 66 7 20 27 112 +9 3 0 0 0 2
1997-98 Laval Titan QMJHL 70 12 35 47 132 +32 16 1 3 4 23
1998-99 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 31 4 17 21 53 +27 23 2 16 18 55
1999-00 Acadie-Bathurst Titan QMJHL 38 11 36 47 64 +7
1999-00 Moncton Wildcats QMJHL 33 8 31 39 35 +43 16 2 11 13 14
2000-01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 56 3 6 9 44 -1
2001-02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 56 8 11 19 88 -11 3 0 1 1 0
2001-02 Mississippi Sea Wolves ECHL 7 1 3 4 2 -1
2002-03 Montreal Canadiens NHL 1 0 0 0 0 -1
2002-03 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 75 7 21 28 92 +25 23 1 9 10 16
2003-04 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 77 9 27 36 57 +7 10 2 4 6 18
2004-05 Syracuse Crunch AHL 72 3 27 30 55 +17
2005-06 Columbus Blue Jackets NHL 11 0 2 2 11 -6
2005-06 Mighty Ducks of Anaheim NHL 61 8 26 34 41 +8 16 3 6 9 11
2006-07 Anaheim Ducks NHL 71 7 21 28 49 +7 20 4 4 8 16
2007-08 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 2 19 21 59 -9 6 0 0 0 26
2008-09 Anaheim Ducks NHL 20 4 1 5 12 -3 13 1 0 1 15
2009-10 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 82 5 21 26 33 -13
2009-10 Canada WC-A 7 0 1 1 0 +1
2010-11 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 54 2 10 12 16 -4
2010-11 Anaheim Ducks NHL 27 3 2 5 16 -4 6 0 2 2 2
2011-12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 82 8 14 22 48 -14
2012-13 Anaheim Ducks NHL 48 6 18 24 22 +19 7 2 4 6 4
2013-14 Anaheim Ducks NHL 70 4 13 17 39 +26 13 0 4 4 2
2014-15 Anaheim Ducks NHL 64 11 12 23 48 +17 16 0 9 9 2
2015-16 Colorado Avalanche NHL 82 8 26 34 38 -7
2016-17 Colorado Avalanche NHL 81 5 13 18 32 -14
NHL Totals 836 73 198 271 464 97 10 29 39 78


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 pick (Maxime Frechette) in 2006 NHL 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 pick (later traded to San Jose - San Jose selected Fredrik Bergvik) in 2013 NHL Draft, February 9, 2011. Signed as a free agent by Colorado, July 1, 2015.
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