Chris Beckford-Tseu was born June 22, 1984 in Toronto, Ontario. The fifth round, 159th overall selection of the St. Louis Blues in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Beckford-Tseu honed his skills in the Ontario Hockey League.
After parts of four seasons in the OHL, Beckford-Tseu toiled in the minors from 2004 to 2007 with the Blues' AHL and ECHL respective affiliates. In 2007-08, he made his eventual NHL debut with the Blues but spent the majority of his year with their AHL affiliate in Peoria.
In the summer of 2008, Beckford-Tseu's stint with the Blues' organization came to an end when the free agent netminder signed with the Florida Panthers.