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Emile Francis

Emile Francis  #1

Goalie
NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: September 13, 1926
HEIGHT: 5' 6" BIRTHPLACE: North Battleford, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 145
Catches: Left
AwardsSeasons
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 loved being in the jerseys again and they worked some magic for us. It was weird in warm-ups, seeing No. 22 in that jersey and thinking he’s [Mike Gartner], and No. 8 reminds you of Danny Briere … every number had me thinking back to the guys who wore them and smiling.

— Coyotes captain Shane Doan on wearing Kachina-style throwback jerseys in a 3-2 victory against the Canucks on Thursday