Ducks sign D Beauchemin to one-year contract

Aug 21, 2017 - 8:05 PM The Anaheim Ducks brought back veteran defenseman Francois Beauchemin for a third stint with the franchise, signing him to a one-year contract Monday.

Terms were not disclosed, but deal is worth a reported $1 million with an additional $500,000 that can be earned through performance incentives.

Beauchemin, 37, appeared in 525 career NHL games with Anaheim, recording 179 points (53 goals, 126 assists), and he was a member of the 2007 Stanley Cup champions.

In his last season with Anaheim in 2014-15, the 6-foot, 204-pound Beauchemin set a career high with 11 goals and finished the season with 23 points in 64 games.

The native of Sorel, Quebec, has played in 97 career Stanley Cup playoff games, all with the Ducks. He is the all-time franchise leader among defensemen in playoff scoring, goals, assists, power-play goals, power-play points and games played.

Beauchemin helped Anaheim reach the playoffs in eight of his nine seasons with the club, reaching the Western Conference final three times in addition to the Stanley Cup Final.

Selected by the Montreal Canadiens in the third round of the 1998 draft, Beauchemin owns 271 points (73 goals, 198 assists) and 464 penalty minutes in 836 career games in 12 full seasons with Anaheim, Colorado, Toronto and Columbus.

Beauchemin was originally acquired by Anaheim from Columbus on Nov. 15, 2005. After his original stint in Anaheim, Beauchemin was reacquired by the Ducks from Toronto on Feb. 9, 2011.

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