Found January 21, 2012 on On the Duck Pond:
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The Ducks decided against allowing defenseman Francois Beauchemin the chance to be a free agent.  The last time that happened, Beauchemin, who was a key member of the 2007 Stanley Cup championship team, ended up going to the Toronto Maple Leafs.  Anaheim missed him dearly and ended up re-acquiring him last season at the trade deadline.So on Friday, Anaheim signed Beauchemin to a three-year contract extension through the 2014-15 NHL season.   The contract extension pays $10.5 million, or $3.5 per year. “Francois is a dedicated, versatile and hard-working defenseman who is committed to our organization,” GM Bob Murray said.  “We are extremely pleased to have him under contract for the next three years.” This is certainly a win/win situation for everyone involved. "I'm really excited to be here another three years," said Beauchemin. "We have a great group of guys and good young players. We're going to have a good team for awhile. It's just a matter of ...
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