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Ron Francis

Ron Francis  #10

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NUMBER: 10 BIRTHDATE: March 1, 1963
HEIGHT: 6' 3" BIRTHPLACE: Sault Ste. Marie, ON, Canada
WEIGHT: 200 DRAFTED: HFD / 1981 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (4th overall)
AwardsSeasons
Frank J. Selke Trophy 1994-1995
Lady Byng Memorial Trophy 1994-1995 / 1997-1998 / 2001-2002
NHL Foundation Player Award 2001-2002
King Clancy Memorial Trophy 2001-2002
Alka-Seltzer Plus Award (1995) Frank J. Selke Trophy (1995) Lady Byng Memorial Trophy (1995, 1998, 2002) NHL Foundation Player Award (2002) King Clancy Memorial Trophy (2002) Played in NHL All-Star Game (1983, 1985, 1990, 1996) Traded to Pittsburgh by Hartford with Grant Jennings and Ulf Samuelsson for John Cullen, Jeff Parker and Zarley Zalapski, March 4, 1991. Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 13, 1998. Traded to Toronto by Carolina for Toronto's 4th round choice (later traded to Columbus - Columbus selected Jared Boll) in 2005 Entry Draft, March 9, 2004. Officially announced retirement, September 14, 2005.
Quote of the Day

That's a really tough thing to play through; when you finally are thrown out there, the game is fast, intense, every single play matters, you've got to find a way to play through that and make smart plays. So it's a huge testament to [Vermette] and some other individuals in our locker room that are putting their own ego, their own wants and needs aside, and are ready for those opportunities when they do come.

— Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews on teammate Antoine Vermette, who returned from being a healthy scratch in Game 3 to score the double-overtime winner in Game 4