Don Beaupre

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Don Beaupre
Born (1961-09-19) September 19, 1961 (age 57)
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Height 5 ft 8 in (173 cm)
Weight 150 lb (68 kg; 10 st 10 lb)
Position Goaltender
Caught Left
Played for Minnesota North Stars
Washington Capitals
Ottawa Senators
Toronto Maple Leafs
NHL Draft 37th overall, 1980
Minnesota North Stars
Playing career 1980–1997

Donald William Beaupre (born September 19, 1961) is a Canadian former professional ice hockey goaltender. Beaupre in his 17 seasons (1981–1997) in the NHL played for four teams: the Minnesota North Stars, Washington Capitals, Ottawa Senators, and the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Playing career

Beaupre emerged as a goaltender in the OHA for the Sudbury Wolves. In 1979–80 he won 28 games and was named to the league's first All-star team.

As one of the top rated goalies in the 1980 NHL Entry Draft, Beaupre didn't last very long and was claimed 37th overall by the Minnesota North Stars. In 1981 with Minnesota, Beaupre split goaltending with Gilles Meloche and in his rookie year appeared in the 1981 All-Star Game (his other All-Star appearance would come in 1993), and although Minnesota would lose the series, recorded a 4–2 win in Game 4 of the 1981 Stanley Cup Finals against the powerful New York Islanders.

Traded in 1989 to the Washington Capitals, Beaupre continued to play well and benefit from Washington's solid defense in the early 1990s. He led the NHL with five shutouts in 1990–91, then won a career-high 29 games the next year. By the mid-'90s, the Capitals were looking to Olaf Kolzig to lead them in goal. Beaupre was shipped to the weak Ottawa Senators where he saw plenty of rubber in 71 games over two seasons. Beaupre became the first Ottawa netminder to register a shutout. By the time he was traded to Toronto in 1995–96, the veteran's reflexes were disappearing with age. He retired in 1997, after spending most of the season with the St. John's Maple Leafs of the AHL.

Beaupre is the owner and president of an aerial lift equipment company in Minneapolis.[1]

Career statistics

Regular season and playoffs

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP W L T MIN GA SO GAA SV% GP W L MIN GA SO GAA SV%
1978–79 Sudbury Wolves OMJHL 54 3248 260 2 4.78 10 600 44 0 4.40
1979–80 Sudbury Wolves OMJHL 59 28 29 2 3447 248 0 4.32 9 5 4 552 38 0 4.13
1980–81 Minnesota North Stars NHL 44 18 14 11 2585 138 0 3.20 .895 6 4 2 360 26 0 4.33 .881
1981–82 Minnesota North Stars NHL 29 11 8 9 1634 101 0 3.71 .889 2 0 1 60 4 0 4.00 .852
1981–82 Nashville South Stars CHL 5 2 3 0 299 25 0 5.02 .857
1982–83 Minnesota North Stars NHL 36 19 10 5 2011 120 0 3.58 .885 4 2 2 245 20 0 4.90 .853
1982–83 Birmingham South Stars CHL 10 8 2 0 599 31 0 3.11 .906
1983–84 Minnesota North Stars NHL 33 16 13 2 1791 123 0 4.12 .873 13 6 7 782 40 1 3.07 .895
1983–84 Salt Lake Golden Eagles CHL 7 2 5 0 419 30 0 4.30
1984–85 Minnesota North Stars NHL 31 10 17 3 1770 109 1 3.69 .883 4 1 1 184 12 0 3.91 .850
1985–86 Minnesota North Stars NHL 52 25 20 6 3073 182 1 3.55 .892 5 2 3 300 17 0 3.40 .892
1986–87 Minnesota North Stars NHL 47 17 20 6 2622 174 1 3.98 .879
1987–88 Minnesota North Stars NHL 43 10 22 3 2284 161 0 4.23 .872
1988–89 Minnesota North Stars NHL 1 0 1 0 59 3 0 3.03 .880
1988–89 Kalamazoo Wings IHL 3 1 2 0 179 9 1 3.02
1988–89 Washington Capitals NHL 11 5 4 0 578 28 1 2.91 .896
1988–89 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 30 14 12 2 1715 102 0 3.57 .881
1989–90 Washington Capitals NHL 48 23 18 5 2793 150 2 3.22 .890 8 4 3 401 18 0 2.69 .903
1990–91 Washington Capitals NHL 45 20 18 3 2572 113 5 2.64 .897 11 5 5 624 29 1 2.79 .901
1990–91 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 2 2 0 0 120 3 0 1.50 .942
1991–92 Washington Capitals NHL 54 29 17 6 3108 166 1 3.20 .884 7 3 4 419 22 0 3.15 .896
1991–92 Baltimore Skipjacks AHL 3 1 1 1 184 10 0 3.26 .865
1992–93 Washington Capitals NHL 58 27 23 5 3282 181 1 3.31 .882 2 1 1 119 9 0 4.55 .862
1993–94 Washington Capitals NHL 53 24 16 8 2853 135 2 2.84 .880 8 5 2 429 21 1 2.94 .890
1994–95 Ottawa Senators NHL 38 8 25 3 2161 121 1 3.36 .896
1995–96 Ottawa Senators NHL 33 6 23 0 1770 110 1 3.73 .877
1995–96 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 8 0 5 0 336 26 0 4.64 .847 2 0 0 20 2 0 5.88 .846
1996–97 Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 3 0 3 0 110 10 0 5.46 .833
1996–97 St. John's Maple Leafs AHL 47 24 16 4 2623 128 3 2.93 .898
1996–97 Utah Grizzlies IHL 4 2 2 0 238 13 0 3.27 .877 7 3 4 438 17 1 2.32
NHL totals 667 268 277 75 37,392 2151 17 3.45 .885 72 33 31 3943 220 3 3.35 .888

"Beaupre's stats". The Goaltender Home Page. Retrieved 2017-09-22.

References

  1. ^ Beaupre Aerial Equipment profile

External links

  • Don Beaupre career statistics at The Internet Hockey Database
  • Don Beaupre hockeygoalies profile
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