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Player Profile: Francois Beauchemin

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Player Profile: Francois Beauchemin
By Matt Vevoda
AnaheimDucks.com


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Season Overview
Francois Beauchemin played in his first full season with the Ducks since returning for his second stint with the club after a February 2011 trade with Toronto. Overall, it was his eighth NHL season and six of those have come in an Anaheim sweater.

The 6-0, 204-pound defenseman enjoyed a solid season for the team on the blue line. He was among Anaheim's most dependable players, being one of six players on the team to play in all 82 games. Within those contests, Beauchemin saw an average of 25:33 in ice time. He led the Ducks in that category, ranked seventh overall in the league and beat his previous career-best by one average second (25:32 in 2007-08 with the Ducks).

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Beauchemin tied his career high with eight goals, matching his output from his rookie season in 2005-06 with Anaheim. He also added 14 assists to finish 2011-12 with a total of 22 points. Unafraid to put his body on the line, Beauchemin also logged a team-high 194 blocked shots and was third with 154 hits.

Highlight
In a 6-2 Ducks home win over Phoenix on Jan. 18, Beauchemin tied career highs with two goals (including the game-winner) and three points. The defenseman also played a game-high 25:40 and set a season-high with a plus-three rating on the night.

By the Numbers
346:37, Beauchemin's total shorthanded time on ice during the 2011-12 season. That mark led the NHL and was 27:00 more than any other player in the league (Montreal's Josh Gorges was second with 319:13)

Looking Forward
The 31-year-old (turns 32 on June 4) will continue to be staple of Anaheim's defense in the coming years, as he agreed to a three-year contract extension through the 2014-15 season on January 20. During exit interviews, Beauchemin revealed he had suffered a torn labrum in his right shoulder. He had successful surgery on April 19 with Dr. Ronald Glousman in Los Angeles and expects to be100 percent recovered in approximately four months.

Personal
Beauchemin likes to stick to a pre-game routine of stopping off at Starbucks and getting a Zen tea. He then listens to the same playlist on his iPod, which includes a large selection of AC/DC. His first job was delivering the Journal de Montreal newspaper every morning at 5 a.m.

He Said It
“You’re usually playing against the top line. You have to be physical and not give them an easy night. And if you happen to give them a big hit in the first few minutes, you can let them know they’ll have a long night." - Francois Beauchemin

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

WESTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - DAL 82 50 23 9 267 230 109
2 x - STL 82 49 24 9 224 201 107
3 x - CHI 82 47 26 9 235 209 103
4 y - ANA 82 46 25 11 218 192 103
5 x - LAK 82 48 28 6 225 195 102
6 x - SJS 82 46 30 6 241 210 98
7 x - NSH 82 41 27 14 228 215 96
8 x - MIN 82 38 33 11 216 206 87
9 COL 82 39 39 4 216 240 82
10 ARI 82 35 39 8 209 245 78
11 WPG 82 35 39 8 215 239 78
12 CGY 82 35 40 7 231 260 77
13 VAN 82 31 38 13 191 243 75
14 EDM 82 31 43 8 203 245 70

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
R. Getzlaf 77 13 50 14 63
C. Perry 82 34 28 2 62
R. Kesler 79 21 32 5 53
R. Rakell 72 20 23 -1 43
J. Silfverberg 82 20 19 8 39
S. Vatanen 71 9 29 8 38
A. Cogliano 82 9 23 2 32
H. Lindholm 80 10 18 7 28
C. Fowler 69 5 23 -8 28
C. Stewart 56 8 12 2 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Gibson 21 13 4 .920 2.07
A. Khudobin 3 3 0 .909 2.70

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