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Encyclopedia > Ron Francis
Position Centre
Shot Left
Height
Weight
6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
200 lb (91 kg)
Pro Clubs Hartford Whalers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Carolina Hurricanes
Toronto Maple Leafs
Nationality Flag of Canada Canada
Born March 1, 1963 (1963-03-01) (age 44),
Sault Ste. Marie, ON, CA
Pro Career 1981 – 2004
Hall of Fame, 2007

Ronald "Ron" Francis (born March 1, 1963 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada), is a retired Canadian professional ice hockey centerman who played 23 seasons in the National Hockey League for the Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs. He now serves as the Hurricanes' Assistant General Manager and Director of Player Development. The position an ice hockey player plays can be divided into three basic categories: Forwards Centre Wingers Defenceman Goaltender ... Centre or center in ice hockey is a forward position of a player whose primary zone of play is the middle of the ice, away from the side boards. ... A shot in ice hockey is an attempt by a player to score a goal by striking the puck with his stick in the direction of the net. ... Stature redirects here. ... Weight, in the context of human body weight measurements in the medical sciences and in sports is a measurement of mass, and is thus expressed in units of mass, such as kilograms (kg), or units of force such as pounds (lb). ... The pound or pound-mass (abbreviations: lb, lbm, or sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass (sometimes called weight in everyday parlance) in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... “Kg” redirects here. ... The Hartford Whalers (known as the New England Whalers as a World Hockey Association (WHA) franchise from 1972-79), was a National Hockey League (NHL) team that played from 1979-97. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ... In English usage, nationality is the legal relationship between a person and a country. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... A childs first birthday party. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Naturally Gifted Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario District Algoma District Incorporated 1887 (town), 1912 (city) Government  - City Mayor John Rowswell  - Governing body The Corporation of the City of Sault Sainte Marie  - MPs Tony Martin  - MPPs David Orazietti Area  - City  276 sq mi (715 km²) Elevation  630 ft (192... Motto: Ut Incepit Fidelis Sic Permanet (Latin: Loyal she began, loyal she remains) Capital Toronto Largest city Toronto Official languages English (de facto) Government - Lieutenant-Governor David C. Onley - Premier Dalton McGuinty (Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament - House seats 106 - Senate seats 24 Confederation July 1, 1867 (1st) Area... Motto (Latin for From Sea to Sea) Anthem O Canada Royal anthem: God Save the Queen Capital Ottawa Largest city Toronto Official languages English, French Government Parliamentary democracy and federal constitutional monarchy  -  Monarch Queen Elizabeth II  -  Governor General Michaëlle Jean  -  Prime Minister Stephen Harper Establishment  -  Act of Union February... Hockey Hall of Fame logo The Hockey Hall of Fame, located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, is dedicated to the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and NHL trophies (including the Stanley Cup) along with interactive activities. ... is the 60th day of the year (61st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nickname: Motto: Naturally Gifted Coordinates: , Country Canada Province Ontario District Algoma District Incorporated 1887 (town), 1912 (city) Government  - City Mayor John Rowswell  - Governing body The Corporation of the City of Sault Sainte Marie  - MPs Tony Martin  - MPPs David Orazietti Area  - City  276 sq mi (715 km²) Elevation  630 ft (192... Ice hockey, known simply as hockey in areas where it is more common than field hockey, is a team sport played on ice. ... NHL redirects here. ... The Hartford Whalers (known as the New England Whalers as a World Hockey Association (WHA) franchise from 1972-79), was a National Hockey League (NHL) team that played from 1979-97. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ...

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Achievements

Year 1983 (MCMLXXXIII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar). ... The National Hockey League All-Star Game (French: Match des Étoiles de la Ligue Nationale de Hockey) is an exhibition ice hockey game that marks the midway point of the National Hockey Leagues regular season, with many of the star players playing against each other. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... The Stanley Cup The Stanley Cup (French: ) is the championship trophy of the National Hockey League (NHL), the major professional ice hockey league in Canada and the United States. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... This award is presented to the NHL player who leads the league in the +/- category. ... The Frank J. Selke Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League forward who demonstrates the most skill in the defensive component of the game. ... The Lady Byng Memorial Trophy, formerly known as the Lady Byng Trophy, is presented each year to the National Hockey League hockey player voted to have shown the best sportsmanship and gentlemanly conduct combined with performance in play. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Lake Superior State University is a small public university in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... King Clancy Memorial Trophy on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The King Clancy Memorial Trophy is awarded annually to the National Hockey League player who best exemplifies leadership qualities on and off the ice and who has made a significant humanitarian contribution in his community. ... The Hockey Hall of Fame is located at the corner of Front & Yonge in downtown Toronto The Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame The Hockey Hall of Fame which is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, celebrates the history of ice hockey with exhibits featuring memorabilia and...

Career statistics

    Regular Season   Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
1980-81 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 64 26 43 69 33 19 7 8 15 34
1981-82 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 25 18 30 48 46
Hartford Whalers NHL 59 25 43 68 51
1982-83 Hartford Whalers NHL 79 31 59 90 60
1983-84 Hartford Whalers NHL 72 23 60 83 45
1984-85 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 24 57 81 66
1985-86 Hartford Whalers NHL 53 24 53 77 24
1986-87 Hartford Whalers NHL 75 30 63 93 45 6 2 2 4 6
1987-88 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 25 50 75 87 6 2 5 7 2
1988-89 Hartford Whalers NHL 69 29 48 77 36 4 0 2 2 0
1989-90 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 32 69 101 73 7 3 3 6 8
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 67 21 55 76 51
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 14 2 9 11 21 24 7 10 17 24
1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 70 21 33 54 30 21 8 19 27 6
1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 84 24 76 100 68 12 6 11 17 19
1993-94 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 82 27 66 93 62 6 0 2 2 6
1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 44 11 48 59 18 12 6 13 19 4
1995-96 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 77 27 92 119 56 11 3 6 9 4
1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 27 63 90 20 5 1 2 3 2
1997-98 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 81 25 62 87 20 6 1 5 6 2
1998-99 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 21 31 52 34 3 0 1 1 0
1999-00 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 78 23 50 73 18
2000-01 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 15 50 65 32 3 0 0 0 0
2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 80 27 50 77 18 23 6 10 16 6
2002-03 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 82 22 35 57 30
2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes NHL 68 10 20 30 14
Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 3 7 10 0 12 0 4 4 2
NHL Totals 1731 549 1249 1798 979 171 46 97 143 95

The Sault Ste. ... OHL All-Star Game 2006 Opening Face Off. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1981-82 NHL season was the 65th season of the National Hockey League. ... OHL All-Star Game 2006 Opening Face Off. ... The Hartford Whalers (known as the New England Whalers as a World Hockey Association (WHA) franchise from 1972-79), was a National Hockey League (NHL) team that played from 1979-97. ... NHL can also be an abbreviation for National Historic Landmark or Non-Hodgkins lymphoma. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1982-83 NHL season was the 66th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1983-84 NHL season was the 67th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1984-85 NHL season was the 68th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1985-86 NHL season was the 69th regular season of the National Hockey League (NHL). ... The 1986-87 NHL season was the 70th season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1987-88 NHL season was the 71st season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1988-89 NHL season was the 72nd season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1989-90 NHL season was the 73rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1990-91 NHL season was the 74th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Pittsburgh Penguins are a professional ice hockey team based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. ... The 1991-92 NHL season was the 75th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1992-93 NHL season was the 76th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1993-94 NHL season was the 77th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1994-95 NHL season was the 78th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1995-96 NHL season was the 79th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1996-97 NHL season was the 80th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1997-98 NHL season was the 81st regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 1998-99 NHL season was the 82nd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The Carolina Hurricanes are a professional ice hockey team based in Raleigh, North Carolina. ... The classic NHL shield logo The 1999-00 NHL season was the 83rd regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2000-01 NHL season was the 84th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2001-02 NHL season was the 85th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2002-03 NHL season was the 86th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... The 2003-04 NHL season was the 87th regular season of the National Hockey League. ... For other uses, see Toronto Maple Leafs (disambiguation). ...

See also

This is a list of NHL Statistical leaders. ... National Hockey League The list of National Hockey League (NHL) players is divided into the following lists: By specific groups Current players List of every NHL player List of members of the Hockey Hall of Fame List of members of the United States Hockey Hall of Fame List of NHL... A list of National Hockey League seasons since inception of the league: 1917-18 | 1918-19 | 1919-20 | 1920-21 | 1921-22 | 1922-23 | 1923-24 | 1924-25 | 1925-26 | 1926-27 | 1927-28 | 1928-29 | 1929-30 | 1930-31 | 1931-32 | 1932-33 | 1933-34 | 1934-35 | 1935-36... The following is a list of ice hockey players who have scored 1000 points in the National Hockey League. ... // Brothers Andersson: Mikael, Niklas Arbour: Ernest Ty, Jack Babych: Dave, Wayne Benning: Brian, Jim Bentley: Doug, Max, Reg Biron: Martin, Mathieu Boucher: Frank, George, Billy, Bobby Bordeleau: JP, Chris Broderick: Ken, Len Broten: Aaron, Neal, Paul Bure: Pavel, Valeri Cain: Herb, Francis Callander: Drew, Jock Carlson: Jack, Steve Cavallini: Gino... In ice hockey, scoring 500 regular-season goals is considered a highly significant achievement for National Hockey League players. ...

References

Sporting positions
Preceded by
Mark Johnson
Hartford Whalers captains
1985-90
Succeeded by
Randy Ladouceur
Preceded by
Mario Lemieux
Pittsburgh Penguins captains
1995
Succeeded by
Mario Lemieux
Preceded by
Mario Lemieux
Pittsburgh Penguins captains
1997-98
Succeeded by
Jaromir Jagr
Preceded by
Keith Primeau
Carolina Hurricanes captains
1999-2004
Succeeded by
Rod Brind'Amour
Awards
Preceded by
Wayne Gretzky
Winner of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
1995
Succeeded by
Paul Kariya
Preceded by
Sergei Fedorov
Winner of the Frank J. Selke Trophy
1995
Succeeded by
Sergei Fedorov
Preceded by
Scott Stevens
Winner of the NHL Plus/Minus Award
1995
Succeeded by
Vladimir Konstantinov
Preceded by
Paul Kariya
Winner of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
1998
Succeeded by
Wayne Gretzky
Preceded by
Shjon Podein
Winner of the King Clancy Memorial Trophy
2002
Succeeded by
Brendan Shanahan
Preceded by
Joe Sakic
Winner of the Lady Byng Memorial Trophy
2002
Succeeded by
Alexander Mogilny

 
 

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