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Francois Beauchemin | Defenseman | #32

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (36) / 6/4/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
Drafted: 1998 / Rd. 3 (75) / MON
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Francois Beauchemin found the back of the net in Thursday's 4-2 loss to Dallas.
He scored his eighth goal of the season at 10:54 mark of the third period. The veteran blueliner has 34 points in 81 games this campaign. Apr 8 - 10:03 AM
Source: Denver Post

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Francois Beauchemin scored the lone goal in a 3-1 loss to Vanouver on Tuesday.

He opened the scoring with his seventh goal of the campaign on a pretty snap shot high glove side on Markstrom. Jarome Iginla and Alex Tanguay picked up assists on the goal. That gives the veteran d-man 26 points in 56 games this season.
Feb 10 - 12:08 AM

Francois Beauchemin scored the winner and added an assist in the Avs' 2-1 win over Buffalo on Wednesday.

Beauchemin's point shot at 19:28 remaining somehow found a way past Robin Lehner in the Sabres' goal helped the Avs to victory. It was his first goal since Dec. 17. The points also snapped a six game pointless streak for the 35 year-old. Alex Tanguay also scored an added an assist in the come from behind win.
Jan 21 - 3:00 AM

Francois Beauchemin recorded both of Colorado's goals as they beat the NY Islanders 2-1 on Thursday night.

Who says the 35-year-old Beauchemin is washed up? With the pair of goals he now has five on the season, one more and he matches a high not hit since..2013-14 when he had 11. Do bear in mind however that his first tally was a floater from the point through a maze of bodies, and his second was a pass that deflected off of Islander Mikhail Grabovski..but that's not what it looks like on your fantasy stat sheet is it!
Fri, Dec 18, 2015 12:08:00 AM

Francois Beauchemin tallied two points in the Avalanche’s 3-2 win against the Predators on Saturday night.

The veteran’s still got it. The 35-year-old had a goal and an assist, plus three shots on net. He has three goals and 16 points this season, so he definitely has value in fantasy leagues. Nick Holden and Andreas Martinsen got the other goals. Matt Duchene had an assist and fired seven shots on net, a game high.
Sat, Dec 12, 2015 11:10:00 PM

Francois Beauchemin earned a pair of assists Monday in a 4-1 win against Winnipeg.

The veteran defenseman has 12 points in 21 games this year and six of them have come on the power play. Beauchemin is averaging 23:40 of ice time per match and he has posted 63 blocks as well.
Source: Denver Post
Tue, Nov 24, 2015 12:01:00 PM

Francois Beauchemin got his first goal of the season Sunday in a 4-3 loss to San Jose.

He scored a power-play marker after Sharks defender Brent Burns scored shorthanded on the same man-advantage situation. Colorado went 0-for-14 on the power play during their recent three-game road trip, but they scored on two opportunities on Sunday.
Source: Denver Post
Mon, Nov 2, 2015 11:29:00 AM

Despite a slow start, Francois Beauchemin believes the Avalanche will turn things around.

"We'll win four, five, six, seven in a row," he said. "We do have a good team. We do have good players. It's just a matter of executing a little better and paying the price a little more. I wasn't here last year, but this is a good team and we're going to get on a roll and be there at the end." Colorado is 3-6-1 after 10 games.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Nov 1, 2015 09:47:00 AM

Francois Beauchemin enjoyed his return to Anaheim as a member of the Colorado Avalanche.

Beauchemin had two tours of duty with the Ducks and the most recent one ended in July when he signed a three-year deal with the Avs for $13.5 million as the Ducks were only offering a two-year deal at best. "It was fun," Beauchemin said. "It was exciting. Obviously, it’s always a little special to come back here and play in that building and this city. The fans had a nice ovation for me there." Beauchemin had five assists in the Avs first two games but has been pointless in his last two outings. Nevertheless, he is worth having in your fantasy lineup at this stage of the season.
Sat, Oct 17, 2015 05:42:00 AM

Francois Beauchemin expects he and his teammates to play smarter after they blew a 4-1 lead to the Minnesota Wild in their regular season opener.

"Easy corrections because it's not something that they did. It's something that we did and we have to correct what we do with the puck," Beauchemin said. "We have to make better plays, smarter plays. We know we can score goals, but we have to make sure we can win games 1-0 or 2-1." From a fantasy perspective, the Avalanche should be able to score goals, but it looks like they will also concede quite a few as well. Keep that in mind when someone in your fantasy lineup takes on Colorado.
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Oct 10, 2015 08:38:00 AM

Francois Beauchemin picked up three assists in the Avalanche 5-4 opening night loss against the Wild Thursday night.

Beauchemin finished the game as the second star, recording three assists, a plus-1 differential, and logged 22:06 minutes of ice time. The 35 year-old defenseman saw some power play time, assisting on Erik Johnson’s first period power play goal. He scored 23 points last season in Anaheim and will probably maintain that pace this season.
Fri, Oct 9, 2015 12:17:00 AM

Francois Beauchemin has enjoyed his stay in Colorado so far.

The Avalanche signed Beauchemin to a three-year contract worth $13.5 million over the summer. The veteran said his new teammates have made him feel welcome from day one. "Ever since I stepped in the locker room the guys have been really good. Great group of guys," said Beauchemin. "Normally you come into a locker room and have two or three cliques. But in here it's everybody together, all doing the same things and having fun. That's a big key." The 35-year-old will probably be counted on to play over 20 minutes per game in Denver.
Source: Denver Post
Sun, Oct 4, 2015 09:53:00 AM

The Denver Post's Mike Chambers doesn't think that Francois Beauchemin is the defenseman that the Colorado Avalanche need, comparing him (unfavorably) to Brad Stuart.

Chambers: "They are the same player, and joining the Avs with a careers-worth of mileage on their bodies. Brad Stuart was not the answer the team sought, and already is considered a No. 5 or No. 6 guy."
Source: Denver Post
Sat, Jul 4, 2015 06:34:00 PM

Francois Beauchemin has signed a three-year deal with the Colorado Avalanche.

Beauchemin will receive $13.5 million in the three years for a cap hit of $4.5 per. He will add a veteran presence to a young Avalanche blueline but do not expect a lot of stats as he is 35.
Wed, Jul 1, 2015 12:19:00 PM

In light of Anaheim's acquisition of defenseman Kevin Bieksa, defenseman Francois Beauchemin will hit free agency on July 1st.

Now entering his age-35 season, Beauchemin is coming off a contract which dinged the cap at $3.5M per. Which is important because contracts for players his age are very difficult to remove from the payroll should things go sideways. "Around 10 teams" have reportedly "shown interest" in the veteran defender.
Tue, Jun 30, 2015 06:48:00 PM

Depth Charts

All Positions
PosRoleName
C1Matt Duchene
2Carl Soderberg
3John Mitchell
4Mikhail Grigorenko
LW1Gabriel Landeskog
2Joe Colborne
3Cody McLeod
4Andreas Martinsen
RW1Nathan MacKinnon
2Jarome Iginla
3Blake Comeau
4Jack Skille
D1Tyson Barrie
2Erik Johnson
3Francois Beauchemin
4Eric Gelinas
5Fedor Tyutin
6Nikita Zadorov
7Patrick Wiercioch
8Chris Bigras
G1Semyon Varlamov
2Calvin Pickard