Francois Beauchemin Named to 2012-2013 Second All-Star Team


April 27, 2013; Anaheim, CA, USA; Anaheim Ducks defenseman Francois Beauchemin (23) skates into position against the Phoenix Coyotes during the third period at Honda Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

After arguably his best season of his career, Francois Beauchemin has finally gotten some recognition for his outstanding season. The NHL announced the two all-star teams today that were voted on by the Professional Hockey Writer’s Association. The PHWA voted Beauchemin onto the 2012-2013 Second All-Star Team. This is the first time in Beauchemin’s career that he has been named to either of the two all-star teams.

Beauchemin ended the season with 6 G and 18 A for 24 P after playing in all 48 regular season games. He also had a +19 rating, which was good for 11th in the league. He also finished 11th in the league in blocked shots with 111. Among his teammates, he led them in average TOI, blocked shots, led all defenseman in scoring and co-led the team in plus/minus. He currently has a streak of 159 consecutive games played that goes back to February of 2011. Oh and he tore his ACL late in the season and never missed a game at the end of the regular season or in the playoff series against the Detroit Red Wings.

Here is the First All-Star Team:

Here is the Second All-Star Team:

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