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2015 NHL Draft
Emile Francis

Emile Francis  #1

NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: September 13, 1926
HEIGHT: 5' 6" BIRTHPLACE: North Battleford, SK, Canada
Catches: Left
Lester Patrick Trophy 1981-1982
Father of Bobby WHL First All-Star Team (1953) Outstanding Goaltender Award (fewest goals against WHL) (1953) Leader Cup (MVP WHL) (1953) AHL Second All-Star Team (1954) WHL Coast Division Second All-Star Team (1957) Lester Patrick Trophy (1982) Traded to NY Rangers by Chicago with Alex Kaleta for Jim Henry, October 7, 1948. Traded to Cleveland (AHL) by NY Rangers with Neil Strain and cash for Johnny Bower and Eldred Kobussen, July 20, 1953.
Quote of the Day

I have been blessed to play for 16 years in the NHL; it has been an amazing ride. I would like to thank the Tampa Bay Lightning and New York Rangers organizations and owners for providing me the opportunity to play the sport I love for so many years. I could have never played for so long or accomplished all that I have without the unwavering love and support from my wife, Heather, our three sons, Ryan, Lucas, and Mason, and my parents.

— Martin St. Louis after announcing his retirement from the NHL on Thursday