Beukeboom with the New York Rangers in 1997
March 28, 1965|
Ajax, Ontario, Canada
|Height||6 ft 5 in (196 cm)|
|Weight||230 lb (104 kg; 16 st 6 lb)|
New York Rangers
19th overall, 1983|
Jeffrey Scott Beukeboom (born March 28, 1965) is a Canadian professional ice hockey coach and former player in the National Hockey League (NHL). He played as a defenceman for the Edmonton Oilers and New York Rangers.
Beukeboom played junior hockey for the Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds (1982–1985). After being selected in the first round (19th overall) of the 1983 NHL Entry Draft by the Edmonton Oilers, he played in juniors for two more years before joining the Oilers. While playing for the Oilers, he won three Stanley Cups, and was known as a hard-hitting defenceman.
Beukeboom was traded from the Edmonton Oilers to the New York Rangers on November 12, 1991. At the time, neither the Rangers nor Oilers made any announcement to indicate that Beukeboom was part of the Mark Messier trade. He played on the top defensive pairing with Brian Leetch, and was an alternate captain. Beukeboom's stay-at-home play allowed Leetch to lead the rush and kept opposing players out of the goal crease. He led the team in penalty minutes three times (1992–93, 1993–94, 1995–96) and won his last Stanley Cup with the Rangers in 1994. He was also known for his philanthropy, including Ice Hockey in Harlem. Beukeboom won the Rangers' Crumb Bum Award, given for service to local youngsters, in 1996.
Due to his physical play, Beukeboom suffered multiple concussions, the most devastating of which came as a result of a sucker punch by Matt Johnson of the Los Angeles Kings in November 1998. Johnson received a 12-game suspension for intent to injure. While Beukeboom returned after a few games off, he bumped his head again in a minor collision with Martin Gelinas in February 1999 and he was forced to miss the rest of the season. Afterward, Beukeboom was left with recurrent headaches, memory loss, nausea, and mental fogginess that lasted for months. He was diagnosed with post-concussion syndrome, and ordered to never play hockey again. Beukeboom officially retired in July 1999 with a total of 1,890 NHL penalty minutes in 804 games played, and is currently second all-time on the Rangers' penalty minutes list. Even after retiring, he continued to suffer post-concussion symptoms for almost two years before recovering.
Regular season and playoffs
|1982–83||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||70||0||25||25||143||16||1||4||5||46|
|1983–84||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||61||6||30||36||178||16||1||7||8||43|
|1984–85||Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds||OHL||37||4||20||24||85||16||4||6||10||47|
|1985–86||Nova Scotia Oilers||AHL||77||9||20||29||175||—||—||—||—||—|
|1986–87||Nova Scotia Oilers||AHL||14||1||7||8||35||—||—||—||—||—|
|1988–89||Cape Breton Oilers||AHL||8||0||4||4||36||—||—||—||—||—|
|1991–92||New York Rangers||NHL||56||1||10||11||122||13||2||3||5||47|
|1992–93||New York Rangers||NHL||82||2||17||19||153||—||—||—||—||—|
|1993–94||New York Rangers||NHL||68||8||8||16||170||22||0||6||6||50|
|1994–95||New York Rangers||NHL||44||1||3||4||70||9||0||0||0||10|
|1995–96||New York Rangers||NHL||82||3||11||14||220||11||0||3||3||6|
|1996–97||New York Rangers||NHL||80||3||9||12||167||15||0||1||1||34|
|1997–98||New York Rangers||NHL||63||0||5||5||195||—||—||—||—||—|
|1998–99||New York Rangers||NHL||45||0||9||9||60||—||—||—||—||—|
Beukeboom returned to hockey as an assistant coach for the Toronto Roadrunners American Hockey League (AHL) for the 2003–04 season. In 2005, he became the president and part owner of the Lindsay Muskies of the Ontario Provincial Junior "A" Hockey League, and in 2008, Beukeboom became an assistant coach for the Barrie Colts of the Ontario Hockey League (OHL) and worked in both teams. In June 2009, Beukeboom was named the assistant coach of the Sudbury Wolves of the Ontario Hockey League. That same year, he served as a coach for Team Canada Red at the World Jewish Hockey Tournament, where he coached current TSN and BarDown employee Jesse Pollock, which is often joked about among the BarDown crew.
In 2012, he returned to the AHL as an assistant coach for the Connecticut Whale who would later be renamed to Hartford Wolf Pack. On July 1, 2016, he was hired as an assistant coach for the New York Rangers.
His son, Brock, played for the UPEI Panthers. Brock was drafted by the Tampa Bay Lightning in the third round (63rd pick) of the 2010 NHL Entry Draft. He was traded to the Blues in February 2011, along with a third round draft pick in the 2011 NHL Entry Draft, in exchange for Eric Brewer. However, the Blues did not sign him and he decided to attend the New York Rangers' prospect camp in 2013. In 2018, he signed overseas with Fehérvári Titánok in the Erste Liga.
His daughter, Tyson, played college rugby for St. Francis Xavier University. In 2012, she was named the CIS Female Athlete of the Year. In 2014, she was named to Canadian national team.
Beukeboom is the brother of former Ontario Hockey League players John and Brian Beukeboom, the cousin of fellow former NHL player Joe Nieuwendyk, the nephew of the late Ed Kea, and the second cousin of Adam Beukeboom. He is the uncle of Johnny and Scott McGuire. Johnny played in the Ontario Hockey League (OHL), American Hockey League (AHL), and ECHL, while Scott spent two seasons in the Central Ontario Junior C Hockey League.
Awards and honors
- Four-time Stanley Cup champion (1987, 1988, 1990, 1994).
- NY Rangers Crumb Bum Award - service to local youngsters (1996).
- OHL All-Star First Team (1984–85)
- In the 2009 book 100 Ranger Greats, was ranked No. 50 all-time of the 901 New York Rangers who had played during the team's first 82 seasons
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- Bondy, Filip (October 5, 1991). "HOCKEY; Rangers Roll the Dice and Trade for Messier". The New York Times. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "RANGERS TEAM AWARD WINNERS – "CRUMB BUM" AWARD". NHL.com. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "ESPN sportscenter commercial competitive". YouTube.com. Retrieved November 21, 2016.
- Lapointe, Joe (November 21, 1998). "HOCKEY; Kings' Johnson Gets Even and Then Gets a Suspension". The New York Times. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "HOCKEY; Johnson Suspended 12 Games". The New York Times. November 24, 1998. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- Brooks, Larry (March 20, 1999). "BEUKEBOOM WILL MISS REST OF '99". New York Post. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- El-Bashir, Tarik (July 16, 1999). "HOCKEY; A Series of Concussions Makes Beukeboom Quit". The New York Times. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- Dellapina, John (July 16, 1999). "BEUKEBOOM FORCED TO CHECK OUT". NY Daily News. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- Obernauer, Michael (October 18, 2008). "Where are they now? Jeff Beukeboom is a hit North of the Border". NY Daily News. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "Uxbridge resident Jeff Beukeboom joins Sudbury Wolves". durhamregion.com. June 23, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
- "Canada wins gold at World Jewish Hockey Tournament in Israel". The Globe and Mail. July 15, 2009. Retrieved March 15, 2019.
Team Canada White, coached by former NHL star Steve Thomas, defeated Team Canada Red, coached by ex-NHL defenceman Jeff Beukeboom, in the finals at the Canada Centre in the northernmost spot in Israel.
- "Whale add Beukeboom to staff". theahl.com. July 6, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "Jeff Beukeboom Named Assistant Coach". NHL.com. July 1, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "NATION PROFILE: JEFF BEUKEBOOM". oilersnation.com. February 15, 2013. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- Long, Anthony (April 12, 2014). "FULLTILT LEGENDS: JEFF BEUKEBOOM". FULLTILT RANGERS. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "25 – Brock Beukeboom". gopanthersgo.ca. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "Brock Beukeboom". eliteprospects.com. Retrieved September 26, 2011.
- Cristodero, Damian (June 26, 2010). "Tampa Bay Lightning drafts Brock Beukeboom, son of former Rangers defenseman Jeff". Tampa Bay Times. Archived from the original on October 18, 2016. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- O'Neill, Dan (February 18, 2011). "Blues trade Brewer to Tampa Bay". stltoday.com. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- Satriano, David (July 3, 2013). "Young Beukeboom aiming high at Rangers prospect camp". New York Post. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "BROCK BEUKEBOOM A FEHÉRVÁRI TITÁNOKBAN". titanok.fehervarav19.hu. September 11, 2018. Retrieved March 16, 2019.
- Grossman, David (May 20, 2009). "Beukeboom: Like father, like daughter". thestar.com. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "Tyson Beukeboom named Female Athlete of the Year". www.durhamregion.com. April 18, 2012. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "Uxbridge's Tyson Beukeboom named to Canadian rugby team". www.durhamregion.com. May 18, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "Epsom's Tyson Beukeboom wins silver at rugby World Cup". www.durhamregion.com. August 23, 2014. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "Legends of Hockey – Joe Nieuwendyk". www.legendsofhockey.net. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "Ed Kea". stlouisblueslegends.blogspot.lt. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- Oswald, Kelly (December 1, 2014). "Flin Flon Bombers goalie Adam Beukeboom takes SJHL by storm". thereminder.ca. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "Johnny McGuire". Elite Prospects. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- "Scott McGuire". Elite Prospects. Retrieved October 14, 2016.
- Cohen, Russ; Halligan, John; Raider, Adam (2009). 100 Ranger Greats: Superstars, Unsung Heroes and Colorful Characters. John Wiley & Sons. ISBN 978-0470736197. Retrieved February 3, 2020.
- Biographical information and career statistics from NHL.com, or Eliteprospects.com, or ESPN.com, or Hockey-Reference.com, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database
| Edmonton Oilers first round draft pick