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Jean-Francois Berube
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Born July 13, 1991 (1991-07-13) (age 28)
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 under contract for 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

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.

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.He began the season in the American Hockey League with the Rockford Ice Hogs, where he posted a 7–8 record with a 2.37 GAA.

Jean-Francois was recalled to Chicago on February 15, 2018, and made his debut on February 23, 2018 in a 3−1 win over the San Jose Sharks. He finished the season with 3–6–1 record in 10 starts for the Blackhawks, with a 3.78 GAA and .894 save percentage.

On June 27, 2018, Jean-Francois was traded by the Blackhawks to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Jordan Schroeder.

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

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

AccoladesEdit

Award Year
AHL
Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs) 2015
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