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Francois Beauchemin | Defenseman | #23

Team: Anaheim Ducks
Age / DOB:  (37) / 6/4/1980
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 208
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 3 (75) / MON
Contract: view contract details

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With the Ducks eliminated from the 2018 playoffs, Francois Beauchemin's playing career has ended.
San Jose earned a 2-1 win over Anaheim Wednesday night to complete the four-game sweep of the first round series. It's certainly not the exit Beauchemin was hoping for. "Really disappointing obviously," Beauchemin said. "I don’t think anybody saw that coming. We played so well the last 15, 20 games of the regular season. It felt like we didn’t really have the push to give during that series." Regardless, Beauchemin had a great career that spanned 903 games between his stints with Anaheim, Colorado, Toronto, and Columbus. He also appeared in an additional 101 playoff contests and won the Stanley Cup with Anaheim in 2007. He was a workhorse throughout his career and his average playing time in a regular season game was 23:35 minutes. Apr 19 - 4:24 AM

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Francois Beauchemin posted two assists with a plus-2 rating and two penalty minutes in Wednesday's 3-1 win against Minnesota.

Beauchemin is finishing up the season strong, producing at a point-per-game clip over his past four outings. Normally the rearguard is known for his physical play and willingness to sacrifice the body, so the offense is a nice addition for fantasy owners in deeper pools.
Apr 5 - 3:10 AM

Francois Beauchemin logged his 900th career game on Sunday.

Beauchemin has spent 589 of those contests with the Anaheim Ducks. He's been a top-four defenseman for the vast majority of his career, but the 37-year-old has played a smaller role this season, logging an average of 17:16 minutes per game with Anaheim.
Apr 2 - 8:49 AM

Francois Beauchemin posted a goal, an assist, a plus-2 rating, three blocked shots and a hit in Wednesday's 4-0 victory in Calgary.

Beauchemin entered the day with just two goals and 11 points across 58 outings, so he isn't really known for his offensive production. The veteran rearguard is up to 90 hits with 109 blocked shots, and that's where he helps fantasy owners in deeper pools the most. He actually leads the Ducks in the blocked shots category.
Mar 22 - 12:43 AM

Francois Beauchemin will be a healthy scratch in Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers.

Korbinian Holzer will take his spot in the lineup. Beauchemin has two goals and seven assists in 40 games this season. It's the second time in five games that he'll serve as a healthy scratch. Derek Grant and Jared Boll will also watch the game from the press box.
Jan 23 - 9:46 PM

Francois Beauchemin picked up an assist with a plus-1 rating and a blocked shot in Wednesday's 5-3 win against the Penguins.

Beauchemin snapped an ugly 12-game scoreless drought with the assist, his first point since Dec. 8. Offense isn't generally his strong suit, and his biggest contributions to fantasy owners come in the hits and blocked shots categories. He has 55 hits and 77 blocked shots across 38 games.
Jan 18 - 1:40 AM

It looks like Francois Beauchemin will be a healthy scratch tonight for the Anaheim Ducks.

Korbinian Holzer will draw into the lineup for the veteran blueliner. With Ondrej Kase (flu) out tonight, Kevin Roy will enter the lineup.
Jan 2 - 9:47 PM

Francois Beauchemin picked up a goal, an assist, a plus-1 rating and a game-high seven blocked shots in Tuesday's shootout loss at Vegas.

Beauchemin hasn't had a lot of success at the offensive end this season, posting three goals with eight points and a plus-8 rating through 24 outings. However, he endears himself to fantasy owners in deeper pools with his 32 hits and 54 blocked shots.
Wed, Dec 6, 2017 03:05:00 AM

Francois Beauchemin will be a healthy scratch in Monday's game against the Blackhawks.

The veteran has one goal two assists and a plus-6 rating this season, but he's now been scratched in four of the last five games. Korbinian Holzer will also watch the game from the press box.
Mon, Nov 27, 2017 08:31:00 PM

Francois Beauchemin scored a goal in the Ducks' 4-1 loss to Winnipeg on Friday.

It was Beauchemin's first goal of the 2017-18 campaign. Mike Liambas and Dennis Rasmussen each registered an assist on Anaheim's lone goal.
Fri, Nov 24, 2017 06:44:00 PM

Francois Beauchemin will be a healthy scratch on Monday night as the Anaheim Ducks visit the San Jose Sharks.

The Ducks are playing the second game of a back-to-back, in which Beauchemin does not play. The 37-year-old has just two assists in 18 games so far this season, but has not recorded a point in his last ten games. He is definitely not a fantasy asset in any way as his career winds down. Joining him in the press box tonight will be Korbinian Holzer and Jaycob Megna.
Mon, Nov 20, 2017 08:33:00 PM

Francois Beauchemin was a healthy scratch on Saturday.

It was a planned break for the 37-year-old as coach Randy Carlyle wants to keep him as fresh as possible over the entire season. Beauchemin was replaced in the lineup by Jaycob Megna who took his spot with Brandon Montour on the blueline. Beauchemin has two assists in 13 games so he is not fantasy relevant.
Sun, Nov 5, 2017 06:51:00 AM

Francois Beauchemin has reportedly signed a one-year, $1 million contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

He confirmed the news to TVA Sports on Monday. He can earn another $500,000 in performance bonuses. Beauchemin was bought out by the Colorado Avalanche during the off-season, but the veteran seems to have landed in a good situation with his former team. He spent parts of five seasons with the Ducks between 2011 and 2015 and another three seasons with them between 2006 and 2009. He had five goals and 18 points in 81 games with the Avs last season. Don't expect him to carry much fantasy value going into next season.
Source: TVA Sports
Mon, Aug 21, 2017 12:49:00 PM

Updating the story on the Avalanche's decision to buyout Francois Beauchemin, his agent says that his client was never asked to waive his no-movement clause.

One possible reason to buyout Beauchemin would have been had he refused to waive his NMC because that would have forced the Avalanche to include him in their list of protected players for the expansion draft unless they parted ways with him. If Colorado never asked him to waive it, then it's possible that they could have freed the slot without buying him out, though they're getting the freed slot now either way. Avalanche GM Joe Sakic told Beauchemin that the decision to buy him out came from a desire for the team to get younger. That said, the Avalanche are still on the hook for his full $4.5 million cap hit next season because he was inked to an over-35 years old contract.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 10:49:00 AM

The Colorado Avalanche have decided to buy out the final season of Francois Beauchemin's three-year, $13.5 million contract.

Beauchemin was inked to an over-35 years old contract, which means that Colorado will still be charged his full $4.5 million cap hit next season. So if the Avalanche are stuck with his cap hit either way, why are they buying him out? Because Beauchemin had a no-movement clause and he probably was refusing to waive it ahead of the expansion draft. Without him waiving it, Colorado would have been forced to put him on its list of protected players, but buying him out frees up that spot for the Avalanche. Beauchemin had five goals and 18 points in 81 games last season.
Thu, Jun 15, 2017 10:33:00 AM

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