Jean-François "J-F" Bérubé (born July 13, 1991) is a Canadian professional ice hockey goaltender who is currently playing for the Lehigh Valley Phantoms in the American Hockey League (AHL) while 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.
Jean-François Bérubé at the PPL Center on November 1, 2019
July 13, 1991|
Repentigny, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (185 cm)|
|Weight||177 lb (80 kg; 12 st 9 lb)|
|NHL team (P)|
Lehigh Valley Phantoms (AHL)
New York Islanders
95th overall, 2009|
Los Angeles Kings
On May 24, 2011, the Los Angeles Kings signed Bérubé to a three-year, entry-level contract. 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 the Kings' back-up for the season.
On October 6, 2015, the New York Islanders claimed Bérubé off waivers. On October 10, 2015, Berube made his NHL debut against the Chicago Blackhawks, stopping 30 of 34 shots as the Islanders lost 4–1.
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. After only posting only 3 wins in 14 games, Halak was later recalled.
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.
On July 1, Berube signed a two-year free agent contract with the Chicago Blackhawks, worth a total of $1.5 million. 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. 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. Bérubé finished the season with 3–6–1 record in 10 starts for the Blackhawks, with a 3.78 GAA and .894 save percentage.
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.
|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|
|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||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Awards and honoursEdit
- "Pee-Wee players who have reached NHL or WHA" (PDF). Quebec International Pee-Wee Hockey Tournament. 2018. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
- "Kings sign Goaltender Berube to entry-level deal". Canoe.ca. May 24, 2011. Retrieved May 24, 2011.
- "Canada's best junior goaltenders chosen for summer camps". The Sports Network. June 5, 2009. Retrieved December 2, 2012.
- "Islanders claim goaltender Berube off waivers". National Hockey League. Retrieved October 6, 2015.
- "Islanders place Halak on waivers". National Hockey League. December 2, 2016. Retrieved December 2, 2016.
- "Islanders lose Berube, trade No.1 Pick to Vegas in expansion draft". Newsday.com. June 21, 2017. Retrieved June 21, 2017.
- "Blackhawks sign Berube, Oesterle and Wingels". CBS Chicago. July 1, 2017. Retrieved July 1, 2017.
- Skrbina, Paul (February 15, 2018). "Blackhawks recall goalie Jean-Francois Berube after Jeff Glass clears waivers". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- Skrbina, Paul (February 23, 2018). "Jean-Francois Berube helps Blackhawks top Sharks for second straight victory". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved February 25, 2018.
- Filomeno, Joshua (April 8, 2018). "IceHogs bolster roster with six players from the Blackhawks". MyStateLine.com. Retrieved April 15, 2018.
- "Columbus Blue Jackets acquire Jean-Francois Berube". Columbus Blue Jackets. June 27, 2018. Retrieved June 27, 2018.
- "Flyers free agency tracker". Philadelphia Flyers. July 1, 2019. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
- "Manchester defeats Utica to win Calder Cup". National Hockey League. June 19, 2015. Retrieved June 19, 2015.