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Canada Ron Francis
a.k.a. "Ronald Francis"
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Last added: Miguel Bergeron
Scoring Leaders
# Player GP G A TP
1. Scott Perunovich 5 1 8 9
2. Alexander True 4 4 3 7
3. Jack Quinn 3 4 2 6
4. Garrett Pilon 4 3 3 6
5. Justin Bailey 5 3 3 6
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Player Facts
Date of Birth
Position
C
Age
58
Height
6'3" / 191 cm
Weight
201 lbs / 91 kg
Nation
Shoots
L
Youth Team
Status
Retired
Highlights
1-time World Championship Silver Medal 1
1-time NHL Foundation Player Award 1
3-time NHL Gentleman Conduct (Lady Byng Trophy) 3
1-time NHL Leadership-Humanitarian Award (King Clancy Trophy) 1
2-time NHL Stanley Cup Champion 2
1-time NHL Top Defensive Forward (Frank J. Selke Trophy) 1

Son: Michael Francis
Second cousin: Mike Liut

Francis ranks 2nd in NHL history with 1,249 assists in 23 seasons, playing for Hartford, Pittsburgh, Carolina, and Toronto. The 6'3 playmaker won 2 Stanley Cups and 3 Lady Byng Trophies over his Hall of Fame career.

Team Staff profile of Ron Francis also available
Player Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1979-80 Sault Ste. Marie North Stars U18 “C” U18 AAA 45 57 92 149 - | Playoffs 11 11 22
1980-81 Soo Greyhounds OHL 64 26 43 69 33 |
1981-82 Soo Greyhounds OHL 25 18 30 48 46 |
Hartford Whalers NHL 59 25 43 68 51 -13 |
1982-83 Hartford Whalers NHL 79 31 59 90 60 -25 |
1983-84 Hartford Whalers NHL 72 23 60 83 45 -10 |
1984-85 Hartford Whalers NHL 80 24 57 81 66 -23 |
Canada WC 10 2 5 7 2 |
1985-86 Hartford Whalers “C” NHL 53 24 53 77 24 8 | Playoffs 10 1 2 3 4 -1
1986-87 Hartford Whalers “C” NHL 75 30 63 93 45 10 | Playoffs 6 2 2 4 6 -1
1987-88 Hartford Whalers “C” NHL 80 25 50 75 87 -8 | Playoffs 6 2 5 7 2 5
1988-89 Hartford Whalers “C” NHL 69 29 48 77 36 4 | Playoffs 4 0 2 2 0 -2
1989-90 Hartford Whalers “C” NHL 80 32 69 101 73 13 | Playoffs 7 3 3 6 8 2
1990-91 Hartford Whalers NHL 67 21 55 76 51 -2 |
Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 14 2 9 11 21 0 | Playoffs 24 7 10 17 24 13
1991-92 Pittsburgh Penguins “A” NHL 70 21 33 54 30 -7 | Playoffs 21 8 19 27 6 8
1992-93 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 84 24 76 100 68 6 | Playoffs 12 6 11 17 19 5
1993-94 Pittsburgh Penguins “A” NHL 82 27 66 93 62 -3 | Playoffs 6 0 2 2 6 -2
1994-95 Pittsburgh Penguins “C” NHL 44 11 48 59 18 30 | Playoffs 12 6 13 19 4 3
1995-96 Pittsburgh Penguins “A” NHL 77 27 92 119 56 25 | Playoffs 11 3 6 9 4 3
1996-97 Pittsburgh Penguins “A” NHL 81 27 63 90 20 7 | Playoffs 5 1 2 3 2 -7
1997-98 Pittsburgh Penguins “C” NHL 81 25 62 87 20 12 | Playoffs 6 1 5 6 2 5
1998-99 Carolina Hurricanes “A” NHL 82 21 31 52 34 2 | Playoffs 3 0 1 1 0 1
1999-00 Carolina Hurricanes “C” NHL 78 23 50 73 18 10 |
2000-01 Carolina Hurricanes “C” NHL 82 15 50 65 32 -15 | Playoffs 3 0 0 0 0 -2
2001-02 Carolina Hurricanes “C” NHL 80 27 50 77 18 4 | Playoffs 23 6 10 16 6 -2
2002-03 Carolina Hurricanes “C” NHL 82 22 35 57 30 -22 |
2003-04 Carolina Hurricanes “C” NHL 68 10 20 30 14 -12 |
Toronto Maple Leafs NHL 12 3 7 10 0 3 | Playoffs 12 0 4 4 2 0
Tournament Statistics
S Team League GP G A TP PIM +/-   POST GP G A TP PIM +/-
1974-75 Sault Ste. Marie Peewee QC Int PW - - - - - |
1975-76 Sault Ste. Marie Peewee QC Int PW - - - - - |
Team Staff History
S Team League Role on Team Notes
2006-07 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Dir. of Player Development
2007-08 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Asst. General Manager
2008-09 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Dir. of Player Personnel
Carolina Hurricanes NHL Assoc. Coach
2009-10 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Dir. of Player Personnel
Carolina Hurricanes NHL Assoc. Coach
2010-11 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Dir. of Player Personnel
Carolina Hurricanes NHL Assoc. Coach
2011-12 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Dir. of Hockey Operations
2012-13 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Dir. of Hockey Operations
2013-14 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Dir. of Hockey Operations
2014-15 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Ex. VP of Hockey Operations
Carolina Hurricanes NHL General Manager
2015-16 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Ex. VP of Hockey Operations
Carolina Hurricanes NHL General Manager
Charlotte Checkers AHL General Manager
2016-17 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Ex. VP of Hockey Operations
Carolina Hurricanes NHL General Manager
Charlotte Checkers AHL General Manager
2017-18 Carolina Hurricanes NHL Ex. VP of Hockey Operations
Carolina Hurricanes NHL General Manager
Charlotte Checkers AHL General Manager
2018-19 Team Canada Spengler Cup General Manager
2019-20 Seattle Kraken NHL General Manager
2020-21 Seattle Kraken NHL General Manager
2021-22 Seattle Kraken NHL General Manager
Canada OG Asst. General Manager
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Player Career Totals
League Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/- | Years GP G A TP PPG PIM +/-
NHL 23 1731 549 1249 1798 1.04 979 -6 | 17 171 46 97 143 0.84 95 28
OHL 2 89 44 73 117 1.31 79 - | 0
QC Int PW 2 - - - - - - - | 0
U18 AAA 1 45 57 92 149 3.31 - - | 1 - 11 11 22 - - -
WC 1 10 2 5 7 0.70 2 - | 0
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Player Connections
Player Period Teams
Ulf Samuelsson (D) 1984-1995 11 Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins
Paul MacDermid (F) 1981-1990 9 Hartford Whalers
Tom Barrasso (G) 1990-2002 9 Carolina Hurricanes, Pittsburgh Penguins
Dave Tippett (F) 1983-1993 8 Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins

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Drafted 1980, 2 #15 overall by Soo Greyhounds in the OHL Priority Selection

Number 10 retired by Carolina Hurricanes

Number 10 retired by Soo Greyhounds

Cult/Star player for Carolina Hurricanes

Cult/Star player for Hartford Whalers

Cult/Star player for Pittsburgh Penguins

Cult/Star player for Soo Greyhounds

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