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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.

Once again, it shows character in this dressing room. Once again, there's no quitting in here. We all wanted this so bad and we worked so hard to get home-ice advantage and we weren't going to let this one slide.

— Colorado Avalanche captain Gabriel Landeskog on his team's OT Game 1 win vs. Minnesota Wild