The Syracuse Crunch announced today that the parent Columbus Blue Jackets have claimed defenseman Francois Beauchemin off waivers from the Montreal Canadiens.
Beauchemin, 24, appeared in 77 AHL games with Hamilton last season, recording nine goals, 27 assists and 57 penalty minutes. In 264 career AHL games with Quebec and Hamilton, Beauchemin has tallied 27 goals, 65 assists and 281 penalty minutes.
Beauchemin has also appeared in one career NHL game with Montreal.
A native of Sorel, Que., Beauchemin was selected by Montreal in the third round, 75th overall, in the 1998 NHL Entry Draft.