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Jean-François Bérubé
Jean-François Bérubé.jpg
Born July 13 1991 (1991-07-13) (age 28),
Repentigny, Quebec, Canada
Height
Weight
6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
F. teams
Philadelphia Flyers
New York Islanders
Chicago Blackhawks
NHL Draft 95th overall, 2009
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2010–present

Jean-François "J-F" Bérubé (born July 13, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing under contract to the Philadelphia Flyers of the National Hockey League (NHL). He was selected by the Los Angeles Kings in the fourth round (95th overall) of the 2009 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing careerEdit

AmateurEdit

As a youth, Bérubé played in the 2004 Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament with a minor ice hockey team from the Mille-Îles area of Laval, Quebec.[1]

Prior to turning professional, Bérubé played major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Montreal Junior Hockey Club.[citation needed]

ProfessionalEdit

On May 24, 2011, the Los Angeles Kings signed Bérubé to a three-year, entry-level contract.[2] He played for the Kings' AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, as their starting goaltender.[3] On October 6, 2015, he was waived by the Kings due to Jhonas Enroth being chosen as the Kings' back-up for the season.Template:Cn

On October 6, 2015, the New York Islanders claimed Bérubé off waivers.[4] On October 10, 2015, Berube made his NHL debut against the Chicago Blackhawks, stopping 30 of 34 shots as the Islanders lost 4–1.Template:Cn

Bérubé opened the 2016–17 season with the Islanders, behind Jaroslav Halák and Thomas Greiss; the Islanders waived Halak in December 2016, making Berube the Islanders full-time backup.[5] After only posting only 3 wins in 14 games, Halak was later recalled.Template:Cn

As an impending group VI free agent after his two-year stint with the Islanders, Bérubé was selected by the Vegas Golden Knights in the 2017 NHL Expansion Draft on June 21, 2017. His selection was based upon a trade between the clubs' in which the Islanders sent a first-round pick in 2017, second-round pick in 2019, prospect Jake Bischoff and the contract of long term injured player, Mikhail Grabovski.[6]

On July 1, Berube signed a two-year free agent contract with the Chicago Blackhawks, worth a total of $1.5 million.[7] Bérubé started the season in the American Hockey League with the Rockford Ice Hogs, where he posted a 7–8 record with a 2.37 GAA.[8] He was recalled to Chicago on February 15, 2018, and made his debut on February 23 in a 3−1 win over the San Jose Sharks.[9] Bérubé finished the season with 3–6–1 record in 10 starts for the Blackhawks, with a 3.78 GAA and .894 save percentage.[10]

On June 27, 2018, Berube was traded by the Blackhawks to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Jordan Schroeder.[11]

On July 1, 2019, Berube left the Blue Jackets as a free agent to sign a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.[12]

Career statisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T/OT MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
2008–09 Montréal Junior Hockey Club QMJHL 20 6 7 2 1,059 47 1 2.66 .907 10 0 0 20 1 0 3.00 .967
2009–10 Montréal Junior Hockey Club QMJHL 45 17 23 0 2,393 121 1 3.03 .897 7 3 4 449 18 0 2.40 .910
2009–10 Manchester Monarchs AHL 3 2 1 0 180 11 0 3.67 .855
2010–11 Montréal Juniors QMJHL 50 32 7 8 2,935 127 3 2.60 .902 10 6 4 623 29 2 2.79 .901
2011–12 Ontario Reign ECHL 37 17 13 4 2,091 100 4 2.87 .907 4 1 2 206 11 0 3.20 .878
2012–13 Ontario Reign ECHL 24 15 6 2 1,418 53 1 2.24 .910 10 6 4 608 21 1 2.07 .914
2012–13 Manchester Monarchs AHL 2 0 2 0 97 7 0 4.32 .870
2013–14 Manchester Monarchs AHL 48 28 17 2 2,790 110 3 2.37 .913 4 1 3 252 7 1 1.67 .936
2014–15 Manchester Monarchs AHL 52 37 9 4 3,025 110 2 2.18 .913 17 13 3 1,019 39 0 2.30 .898
2015–16 New York Islanders NHL 7 3 2 1 399 18 0 2.71 .914 1 0 0 5 0 0 0.00 1.000
2015–16 Bridgeport Sound Tigers AHL 5 4 1 0 287 6 1 1.25 .960
2016–17 New York Islanders NHL 14 3 2 2 532 30 0 3.42 .889
2017–18 Rockford IceHogs AHL 15 7 8 0 834 33 2 2.37 .920
2017–18 Chicago Blackhawks NHL 13 3 6 1 668 42 0 3.78 .894
2018–19 Cleveland Monsters AHL 43 21 17 5 2,472 124 0 3.01 .896
NHL totals 34 9 10 4 1,593 90 0 3.39 .898 1 0 0 5 0 0 0.00 1.000

Awards and honoursEdit

Award Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs) 2015 [13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA (2018).
  2. Kings sign Goaltender Berube to entry-level deal. Canoe.ca (May 24, 2011). Retrieved on May 24, 2011.
  3. Canada's best junior goaltenders chosen for summer camps. The Sports Network (June 5, 2009). Retrieved on December 2, 2012.
  4. Islanders claim goaltender Berube off waivers. National Hockey League. Retrieved on October 6, 2015.
  5. "Islanders place Halak on waivers". National Hockey League (December 2, 2016). Retrieved on December 2, 2016.
  6. "Islanders lose Berube, trade No.1 Pick to Vegas in expansion draft". Newsday.com (June 21, 2017). Retrieved on June 21, 2017.
  7. "Blackhawks sign Berube, Oesterle and Wingels". CBS Chicago (July 1, 2017). Retrieved on July 1, 2017.
  8. Skrbina, Paul. "Blackhawks recall goalie Jean-Francois Berube after Jeff Glass clears waivers", Chicago Tribune, February 15, 2018. Retrieved on February 25, 2018. 
  9. Skrbina, Paul. "Jean-Francois Berube helps Blackhawks top Sharks for second straight victory", Chicago Tribune, February 23, 2018. Retrieved on February 25, 2018. 
  10. Filomeno, Joshua. "IceHogs bolster roster with six players from the Blackhawks", MyStateLine.com, April 8, 2018. Retrieved on April 15, 2018. 
  11. "Columbus Blue Jackets acquire Jean-Francois Berube". Columbus Blue Jackets (June 27, 2018). Retrieved on June 27, 2018.
  12. "Flyers free agency tracker". Philadelphia Flyers (July 1, 2019). Retrieved on July 1, 2019.
  13. Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup. National Hockey League (June 19, 2015). Retrieved on June 19, 2015.

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