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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

I don't know how he does it. I don't know how he gets his body parallel with the player and pulls it through his legs like that. I know he's tried it a couple times in practice and it's never worked, so how he does it in a game, it's incredible.

— Capitals defenseman Mike Green on teammate Alex Ovechkin's highlight-reel goal against the Devils on Saturday