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Francois Beauchemin | Defenseman

Team: Colorado Avalanche
Age / DOB:  (35) / 6/4/1980
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 208
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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. Oct 10 - 8:38 AM
Source: Denver Post

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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.
Oct 9 - 12:17 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
Oct 4 - 9:53 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
Jul 4 - 6:34 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.
Jul 1 - 12:19 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.
Jun 30 - 6:48 PM

Francois Beauchemin is still talking contract with the Anaheim Ducks.

He can become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but GM Bob Murray believes there's a possibility that Beauchemin will stay with the team. The veteran defender said earlier this month that he hoped to remain in Anaheim.
Jun 24 - 2:27 PM

Francois Beauchemin hopes to re-sign with the Anaheim Ducks this summer.

Beauchemin is set to become an unrestricted free agent after completing his three-year, $10.5 million contract extension. He had 23 points in 64 contests and played a team-high 22:44 minutes per game. It wouldn't be surprising to see him re-sign with the Ducks and receive a raise in the process.
Jun 2 - 2:54 PM

Francois Beauchemin set an Anaheim Ducks record Saturday for most assists in the playoffs by a defenseman.

Beauchemin picked up his 27th career assist for the Ducks when he set up Emerson Etem for Anaheim's opening goal. The assist allowed him to pass Scott Niedermeyer for the top spot in Anaheim history.
May 24 - 7:48 AM

Francois Beauchemin led the Ducks in ice time during Tuesday's triple-overtime loss with 46:29 minutes.

That's almost double his total from Game 1 of the Western Conference Final on Sunday. It also brought his average up to 25:54 minutes per game in the playoffs. He doesn't get a ton of attention in fantasy circles because his offensive value is frankly limited, but there's no question that he's a big part of the Ducks' success this season.
May 20 - 10:11 AM

The Anaheim Ducks are starting to earn praise for their balanced defense.

It helps that the Ducks' defense is now getting contrasted against Chicago's. The Blackhawks have the higher profile blueline with Duncan Keith and Brent Seabrook leading the charge, but they also barely used their bottom-two defensemen in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final. "I think it shows confidence in all six of us," Ducks coach Bruce Boudreau said. "It's been like that all year. ... It just gives us more diversity when we're playing a team with so much depth like the Blackhawks. They've got four good lines, and it helps to have confidence in all six defensemen."
May 19 - 9:16 AM

Francois Beauchemin picked up two assists on Friday.

The blueliner set up both power play goals the Ducks scored to take the game 4-2. Beauchemin now has five assists in eight games during the playoffs after a five goal, 23 point display in 64 regular season games.
May 9 - 5:45 AM

Francois Beauchemin has been a great mentor for young defenseman Hampus Lindholm.

Lindholm was drafted sixth overall in the 2012 draft and Beauchemin has taken him under his wing. Beauchemin is a smart hockey player, always talking on the ice and the perfect complement for the Swedish defender. "Especially my first year, he really helped me out. I felt real safe having him behind me there, that even if I made a bad play he will come in and recover," Lindholm said. "Now, in the second year, we help each other both ways. If he goes up I cover for him, and the opposite. We started to learn each other more and more and that's helping us to be successful."
May 3 - 8:21 AM

Francois Beauchemin had a goal and an assist in a 5-1 win against Edmonton Wednesday night.

Beauchemin has 11 goals and 23 points in 61 contests in 2014-15. It's been pretty close to a typical season for Beauchemin from an offensive production perspective and depending on where he ends up as an unrestricted free agent this summer, it seems fair to expect similar results in 2015-16.
Apr 2 - 10:38 AM

Francois Beauchemin potted a goal in Anaheim's 3-1 win over Montreal on Wednesday.

He added six shots and two pims and was plus-2 in an overall nice fantasy night. Beauchemin now has five goals in his last 11 games and seven points during that stretch. With 18 points in 48 games he is a middle of the pack fantasy blue-liner. Cam Fowler and Rickard Rakell each scored goals in the Ducks win.
Mar 5 - 2:04 AM

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