Various sources today report the Anaheim Ducks have re-signed defenseman Francois Beauchemin to a three-year contract extension worth $10.5 million, commencing in 2012-13. Beauchemin was eligible for UFA status this summer. His average annual cap hit will be $3.5 million, down slightly from the $3.8 million cap hit on his current deal.
SPECTOR’S NOTE: Ducks management obviously want to maintain stability on the blueline. After going through a shaky start to the season along with his teammates, Beauchemin’s on pace for 31 points this season, and among the few Ducks with a plus-minus rating on the plus side (+1).