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Jean-Francois Berube
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Born July 13, 1991 (1991-07-13) (age 27)
Repentigny, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)
Position Goaltender
Catches Left
NHL team
Former teams
Chicago Blackhawks
New York Islanders
NHL Draft 95th overall, 2009
Los Angeles Kings
Playing career 2010–present

Jean-Francois Berube (born July 13, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for the Chicago Blackhawks 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

Minor/JuniorEdit

Prior to turning professional, Jean-Francois 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 Jean-Francois to a three-year, entry-level contract where he played for the Kings' AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, as their starting goaltender.

On October 6, 2015, he was waived by the Kings due to Jhonas Enroth being chosen as Kings Back-up for the season

On October 6, 2015, the New York Islanders claimed Jean-Francois off waivers. and on October 10, 2015, he made his NHL debut against the Chicago Blackhawks, stopping 30 of 34 shots as the Islanders lost 4-1.

Jean-Francois opened the 2016–17 season with the Islanders behind Jaroslav Halak & Thomas Greiss; the Islanders waived Halak in December 2016, making him the Islanders full-time backup. Unable to impress in posting 3 wins in 14 games, Halak was later recalled.

As an impending group VI free agent after his two-year stint with the Islanders, Jean-Francois 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, a second-round pick in 2019, prospect Jake Bischoff and the contract of long term injured player, Mikhail Grabovski.

On July 1 2017, Jean-Francois signed a two-year free agent contract with the Chicago Blackhawks, worth a total of $1.5 million

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season and playoffsEdit

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 1059 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 2393 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 2935 127 3 2.60 .902 10 6 4 623 29 2 2.79 .901
2011–12 Ontario Reign ECHL 37 17 13 4 2091 100 4 2.87 .907 4 1 2 206 11 0 3.20 .878
2012–13 Ontario Reign ECHL 24 15 6 2 1418 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 2790 110 3 2.37 .913 4 1 3 252 7 1 1.67 .936
2014–15 Manchester Monarchs AHL 52 37 9 4 3025 110 2 2.18 .913 17 13 3 1019 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
NHL totals 21 6 4 3 926 48 0 3.11 .900 1 0 0 5 0 0 0.00 1.000

AccoladesEdit

Award Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs) 2015
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