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Canucks Claim Centre Kris Beech Off Waivers

Thursday, 10.01.2008 / 1:25 PM / News
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Vancouver, B.C. - Vancouver Canucks Senior Vice-President and General Manager Dave Nonis announced today that the Canucks have claimed centre Kris Beech off of waivers.

Beech, 26, joins the Canucks from the Columbus Blue Jackets where he played 16 games, scoring nine points and recording two penalty minutes in the 2007-08 season. Beech played an additional 16 games with the Syracuse Crunch, recording 15 points (5-10-15) in 16 games. Over a seven-season NHL career with four teams, Beech has played a total of 189 games and registered 65 points (24-41-65) and 111 penalty minutes.

The 6’3”, 211 lbs. native of Salmon Arm, British Columbia was originally selected by the Washington Capitals in the first round, seventh overall, of the 1999 NHL Entry Draft.

KRIS BEECH’S CAREER STATISTICS

Position: Centre
Born: Feb 5 1981
Hometown: Salmon Arm, BC
Height: 6.03
Weight: 211
Shoots: L

Career Regular Season Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW Shots Pct
1996-1997 Sicamous  KIJHL   49 34 36 70 80
1996-1997 Calgary  WHL   8 1 1 2 0
1997-1998 Calgary  WHL   58 10 25 35 24
1998-1999 Calgary  WHL   68 26 41 67 103
1998-1999 Calgary  M-Cup   4 0 6 6 2
1999-2000 Calgary  WHL   66 32 54 86 25 99 15 2 6
2000-2001 Capitals   4 0 0 0 -2 2 0 0 0 0 0.0
2000-2001 Calgary  WHL   40 22 44 66 25 103 7 2 4
2001-2002 Penguins   79 10 15 25 -25 45 2 0 0 126 7.9
2002-2003 Penguins   12 0 1 1 -3 6 0 0 0 6 0.0
2002-2003 Wilkes-Barre  AHL   50 19 24 43 -4 76 10 1 4 140 13.6
2003-2004 Penguins   4 0 1 1 0 6 0 0 0 6 0.0
2003-2004 Wilkes-Barre  AHL   53 20 25 45 15 97 9 0 3
2004-2005 Wilkes-Barre  AHL   68 14 48 62 17 146 3 0 1
2005-2006 Predators   5 1 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 6 16.7
2005-2006 Capitals   5 0 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 6 0.0
2005-2006 Milwaukee  AHL   48 18 32 50 4 48 9 3 2
2005-2006 Hershey  AHL   10 8 6 14 1 6 2 2 1
2006-2007 Capitals   64 8 18 26 -11 46 3 0 0 77 10.4
2007-2008 Blue Jackets   16 5 4 9 3 2 2 0 0 24 20.8
 
NHL Totals:   189 24 41 65 -37 111 7 0 0 251 9.6
 
 
Career Playoff Stats
Season Team GP G A P +/- PIM PP SH GW Shots Pct
1997-1998 Calgary  WHL   12 4 5 9 32
1998-1999 Calgary  WHL   6 1 4 5 8
1999-2000 Calgary  WHL   5 3 5 8 16 2 0 1
2000-2001 Calgary  WHL   10 2 8 10 26 1 1 0
2002-2003 Wilkes-Barre  AHL   5 1 1 2 0 0 1 0 1 11 9.0
2003-2004 Wilkes-Barre  AHL   22 9 6 15 -5 22 4 0 2
2004-2005 Wilkes-Barre  AHL   11 4 6 10 -3 14 4 0 0
2005-2006 Hershey  AHL   21 14 14 28 11 30 7 1