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Stanley Cup Final
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Francois Leroux

Francois Leroux

Defenseman
BIRTHDATE: April 18, 1970
HEIGHT: 6' 6" BIRTHPLACE: Ste-Adele, QC, Canada
WEIGHT: 236 DRAFTED: EDM / 1988 NHL Entry Draft
Shoots: Left ROUND: 1st   (19th overall)
Claimed on waivers by Ottawa from Edmonton, October 6, 1993. Claimed by Pittsburgh from Ottawa in Waiver Draft, January 18, 1995. Traded to Colorado by Pittsburgh for Colorado's 3rd round choice (David Cameron) in 1998 Entry Draft, September 28, 1997. Signed as a free agent by Grand Rapids (IHL), February 18, 1999. Signed as a free agent by Phoenix, July 20, 1999.Signed as a free agent by Berlin Capitals (Germany), July 17, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Pittsburgh, July 16, 2002. Traded to Phoenix by Pittsburgh with Jan Hrdina for Ramzi Abid, Dan Focht and Guillaume Lefebvre, March 11, 2003. Officially announced retirement, September 6, 2003.
Quote of the Day

That was something I've been dreaming of, something I've told myself before the third period I was going to do ... It was an amazing feeling. It's hard to describe. I didn't believe it went in at first but when I saw all the reaction and all the fans going crazy and my teammates going crazy, it's just an unbelievable feeling. I didn't know what to do. I didn't know whether to jump or just skate and do a Theo Fleury. I don't think I'm the same caliber player he is so I couldn't do it.

— Flames forward Mikael Backlund on scoring the overtime winner against the Ducks in Gm. 3