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Position Goaltender
Catches Left
Height
Weight
5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
150 lb (68 kg/10 st 10 lb)
Pro clubs Minnesota North Stars
Washington Capitals
Ottawa Senators
Toronto Maple Leafs
Nationality 22x20px Canada
Born September 19, 1961 (1961-09-19) (age 55),
Waterloo, ON, CAN
NHL Draft 37th overall, 1980
Minnesota North Stars
Pro career 1980 – 1997

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Donald William Beaupre (born September 19, 1961, in Waterloo, Ontario, Canada) is a 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 careerEdit

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 5–3 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.

According to a 2006 issue of The Hockey News, Beaupre currently owns an aerial lift equipment company in Minneapolis.

Career statisticsEdit

Regular seasonEdit

Season   Team                        Lge    GP   Min   GA  EN SO   GAA   W   L   T   Svs    Pct
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1978-79  Sudbury Wolves              OHA    54  3248  259   1  2  4.78   0   0   0     0  0.000
1979-80  Sudbury Wolves              OHA    59  3447  248   3  1  4.32  28  29   2     0  0.000
1980-81  Minnesota North Stars       NHL    44  2585  138   4  0  3.20  18  14  11  1175  0.895
1981-82  Nashville South Stars       CHL     5   299   25   1  0  5.02   2   3   0   150  0.857
1981-82  Minnesota North Stars       NHL    29  1634  101   0  0  3.71  11   8   9   805  0.889
1982-83  Birmingham South Stars      CHL    10   599   31   0  0  3.11   8   2   0   300  0.906
1982-83  Minnesota North Stars       NHL    36  2011  120   0  0  3.58  19  10   5   928  0.885
1983-84  Minnesota North Stars       NHL    33  1791  123   0  0  4.12  16  13   2   848  0.873
1984-85  Minnesota North Stars       NHL    31  1770  109   0  1  3.69  10  17   3   825  0.883
1985-86  Minnesota North Stars       NHL    52  3073  182   0  1  3.55  25  20   6  1508  0.892
1986-87  Minnesota North Stars       NHL    47  2622  174   4  1  3.98  17  20   6  1261  0.879
1987-88  Minnesota North Stars       NHL    43  2288  161   1  0  4.22  10  22   3  1095  0.872
1988-89  Baltimore Skipjacks         AHL    30  1715  102   0  0  3.57  14  12   2   757  0.881
1988-89  Kalamazoo Wings             IHL     3   179    9   0  1  3.02   1   2   0     0  0.000
1988-89  Minnesota North Stars       NHL     1    59    3   1  0  3.05   0   1   0    22  0.880
1988-89  Washington Capitals         NHL    11   578   28   1  1  2.91   5   4   0   240  0.896
1989-90  Washington Capitals         NHL    48  2793  150   3  2  3.22  23  18   5  1212  0.890
1990-91  Baltimore Skipjacks         AHL     2   120    3   0  0  1.50   2   0   0    49  0.942
1990-91  Washington Capitals         NHL    45  2572  113   3  5  2.64  20  18   3   982  0.897
1991-92  Washington Capitals         NHL    54  3108  166   2  1  3.20  29  17   6  1269  0.884
1991-92  Baltimore Skipjacks         AHL     3   184   10   0  0  3.26   1   1   1    64  0.865
1992-93  Washington Capitals         NHL    58  3282  181   7  1  3.31  27  23   5  1349  0.882
1993-94  Washington Capitals         NHL    53  2853  135   3  2  2.84  24  16   8   987  0.880
1994-95  Ottawa Senators             NHL    38  2161  121   3  1  3.36   8  25   3  1046  0.896
1995-96  Ottawa Senators             NHL    33  1770  110   9  1  3.73   6  23   0   782  0.877
1995-96  Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL     8   336   26   1  0  4.64   0   5   0   144  0.847
1996-97  St. John's Maple Leafs      AHL    47  2623  128   2  3  2.93  24  16   4  1130  0.898
1996-97  Toronto Maple Leafs         NHL     3   110   10   1  0  5.45   0   3   0    50  0.833
1996-97  Utah Grizzlies              IHL     4   238   13   0  0  3.27   2   2   0    93  0.877

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