Jean-Francois Berube
Jean-Francois Berube
27-Year-Old GoalieG
Columbus Blue Jackets
2018 Fantasy Outlook
Due to Corey Crawford (upper body) missing much of the campaign, Berube got an opportunity to see some action at the NHL level with the Blackhawks in 2017-18, but he struggled mightily, compiling a 3-6-1 record, 3.78 GAA and .894 save percentage through 13 appearances. Chicago traded the 27-year-old netminder to the Blue Jackets in exchange for Jordan Schroeder in June, but there's no reason to expect that he'll have better success in Columbus. In all likelihood, Berube will spend the entire 2018-19 campaign in the AHL, so there's no reason for fantasy owners to keep tabs on him. Read Past Outlooks
$Signed a two-year deal with the Blackhawks in July of 2017.
Reassigned to AHL
GColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
January 11, 2019
Berube was sent down to AHL Cleveland on Friday.
ANALYSIS
With Sergei Bobrovsky rejoining the team after being disciplined for not meeting conduct standards, Berube became the odd man out. For the season, Berube holds an 11-10-0 record with Columbus' minor-league affiliate. He did not appear in an NHL game during his most recent call-up.
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Past Fantasy Outlooks
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After two years serving as the third fiddle to Thomas Greiss and Jaroslav Halak for the Islanders, Berube departed in free agency to sign a two-year deal with the Blackhawks ... where he'll serve as the third fiddle behind Corey Crawford and Anton Forsberg. There’s a chance the somewhat more experienced Berube beats out Forsberg for the backup job, but it’s more likely that the 26-year-old spends most of 2017-18 as the starting goalie for AHL Rockford.
Berube made the jump from the QMJHL to the ECHL last year and handled himself pretty well (17-13-4, 2.87 GAA, .907 save percentage) in a platoon. Jonathan Quick is firmly entrenched in Los Angeles, but the 21-year-old has lots of development left before that becomes an issue. He'll head back to the ECHL again this year.
Berube was once again the primary backstop for the Montreal Juniors in the QMJHL, going 32-7-8 with three shutouts in 50 starts. A move up to the ECHL isn't out of the question after spending the last three years in the QMJHL. He's a long way away from helping the Kings though.
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Called up from minors
GColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
January 10, 2019
Berube was promoted from AHL Cleveland on Monday.
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Bound for AHL Cleveland
GColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
November 16, 2018
Berube was sent back to the minors Friday.
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Ascends to NHL
GColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
November 15, 2018
Berube was called up from AHL Cleveland on Thursday.
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Expected to start Saturday
GColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
September 28, 2018
Berube is projected to start Saturday evening versus host Chicago, Aaron Portzline of The Athletic reports.
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Designated for waivers
GColumbus Blue Jackets  Minors
September 26, 2018
Berube was placed on waivers for the purpose of reassignment Wednesday.
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