New York Hockey Journal - August 2016 - 9
Jeff Beukeboom won
three Stanley Cups with
the Edmonton Oilers
and the NHL title with
the New York Rangers in
1994. He retired in 1999.
help them grow and improve as
players as their careers in the
The Ajax, Ont., native played
in 804 regular-season games
and 99 postseason contests,
amassing 159 points with the
Edmonton Oilers and Rangers. The defenseman was
known for his bone-crushing
body checks and physical play.
Beukeboom also did his
share of winning in the NHL.
He captured three Stanley Cups
with the Oilers (1987,1988, 1990)
and one with the Blueshirts
His winning mentality and
tough edge helped the fierce
defenseman become a fan favorite of the Madison Square
Garden faithful. After crushing
hits and fights, the crowd would
be filled with chants of "Beu-ke"
applauding his play. He retired
following the 1998-99 season.
Through his professional
career, Beuke was able to learn
from the bench bosses he
played for. He has observed
Glen Sather and John Muckler
in Edmonton, along with Mike
Keenan and Colin Campbell in
New York and Dick Todd and
Ted Green. The skill and information they brought to the
game, Beukeboom took in and
used to help his career behind
"Everyone touches you one
way or the other," he said. "I
learned to keep your ears open
and sometimes your mouth
shut but learned to listen. Listening is a real important skill.
Keep your mind open and come
to a conclusion."
Along with the coaches
he looked up to and modeled
his style after, Beuke also had
coaches he might not have
learned as much from, but who
nonetheless contributed to his
understanding of what to do -
and not to do - as a coach.
"There are some that you had
so much respect for and some
you didn't touch in the same
way, but there is something that
you can pull out of it good or
bad, what to do, what not to do,
possibly." he said.
Beukeboom's playing experience helped him learn about
the game and also helped him
when he stepped away from the
game. It led him to land a job in
the sport he had much success
Through the transition from
The Rangers acquired Mika Zibanejad and a second-round selection in the
2018 draft from the Ottawa Senators for Derick Brassard and a seventh-round
selection in the 2018 draft.
Zibanejad scored a career-high 21 goals, 30 assists and 51 points last season.
The 23-year-old center scored 20 goals and recorded 26 assists during the 2014-15
season. Brassard led the Blueshirts with 27 goals last season and finished second
behind Mats Zuccarello with 58 points. ...
New York also added unrestricted free agents: right wing Michael Grabner,
center Nathan Gerbe, right wing Josh Jooris; and defensemen Adam
Clendening (Niagara Falls, N.Y.) and Michael Paliotta. ...
Grabner recorded 18 points (nine goals and nine assists) in 80 games with
the Toronto Maple Leafs last season. Gerbe scored three goals and dished out four
assists in 47 games with the Carolina Hurricanes. Jooris comes to Broadway after
he scored four goals and nine assists in 59 games with the Calgary Flames. ...
Clendening played 29 games last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Edmonton Oilers. He has scored two goals and nine assists in 50 career games. Paliotta
played in one game with the Columbus Blue Jackets last season. The 23-year-old
played in 68 games with the Lake Erie Monsters in the American Hockey League,
scoring eight goals and 15 assists. He also helped the team win the Calder Cup. ...
New York also signed restricted free agents J.T. Miller, Dylan McIlrath,
Mat Bodie, Nicklas Jensen and Tommy Hughes. - PATRICK MCCORMACK
Mika Zibanejad scored
a career-high 21 goals,
30 assists and 51 points
last season with Ottawa.
player to coach, the 19th overall pick in the 1983 NHL Entry
Draft has seen the position he
played change over the years as
the sport has evolved.
"The game is speed, speed,
speed," he said. "It's probably
the hardest position to play.
You have to change with the
times as a coach and you have
to change with the times as a
player. It's a constant revolving
door. It's not getting easier to
Beukeboom aims to work
with Rangers staff and the players and help them get back on
track to compete for a Stanley
"I have so much respect for
this staff and the personnel in
place," he said. "The fact that I
have this opportunity to come
here with a pretty successful
team and system. I am pretty
excited about that."
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NEHJ August 2016
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