Blackhawks Sign Jean-Francois Berube

The Blackhawks signed free agent goaltender Jean-Francois Berube to a two-year deal on Saturday.

Berube, 25, appeared in 21 game over the last two seasons with the Islanders. Originally a fourth round pick (#95) in 2009, Berube has a .900 career save percentage in the NHL.

Berube was selected by Vegas in the expansion draft last week; the Islanders gave up a first round pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, a 2nd round pick in 2019 and defensive prospect Jake Bischoff to convince Vegas to take Berube along with the $5 million contract of Mikhail Grabovski.

11 thoughts on “Blackhawks Sign Jean-Francois Berube

  • July 1, 2017 at 4:57 pm
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    Good to have a 3rd goalie with nhl experience if you need him, good signing.

  • July 1, 2017 at 6:02 pm
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    Now we’re getting somewhere with NHL-ready goaltenders without breaking the bank.

  • July 1, 2017 at 6:41 pm
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    Wall is thrilled.

  • July 1, 2017 at 7:04 pm
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    Hawks had no money happy about the goalie and defense depth signings not sure what the forward signings bring. If they have some speed and grit maybe it can help.

  • July 1, 2017 at 10:14 pm
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    This is a solid move, I like it, he and Anton and battle for backup with the loser going to Rockford to start

  • July 1, 2017 at 10:53 pm
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    how does NEIMI, a much better goalie than BERUBE or FORSBERG, sign with the PENS for only $700,000????

    Again, all he signed are 4th line players? once again no offence for the bottom 6!!!

    Ridiculous!!! Try YAKOPOV, TY RATTIE, TRADE FOR Scherbak or HOULA, trade for players with some offence, who were high picks but unable to crack or get an NHL shot like TALLON did with PATRICK SHARP who was buried in the minors for the FLYERS at that time?:?? Again, no vision because our pro SCOUT and GM can only muster GARBUTT style players????? Unreal!!! what a joke!!! Rather let our rookies make the roster like the PENS have the last two years!!!

  • July 1, 2017 at 11:24 pm
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    In response to Totti’s rambling…face meet palm.

  • July 2, 2017 at 8:31 am
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    I agree Ernie.

    Me thinks Totti needs to find a new team to root (complain) about….

  • July 2, 2017 at 11:26 am
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    Broken record-please fix!

  • July 2, 2017 at 1:28 pm
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    Totti I couldn’t disagree with you more Naomi hasn’t been anything for a long time. Last year he was a disaster we needed some young goaltending not him.

  • July 2, 2017 at 11:02 pm
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    LOVE THE HAWKS since my dad brought me to the MONTREAL FORUM to see my hero BOBBY HULL!!! Chill guys!!! Honesty is good for the soul!

    Unlike many, I complain about our GM and our president who booted out DALE TALLON!!!

    Otherwise, I am one who wants this organization to build with the draft and make hockey trades like TALLON and RICK DUDLEY did back in the day!!! Let FORTIN, SCHMAULTZ, IACOPELLI, GUSTAFSON, KNOTT and the rest play. Stop with these 4th line player signatures!!!

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