Francis excited about unique challenge as first Seattle general manager
Ready to put experience at all NHL player, management levels toward building expansion team
Nicholas J. Cotsonika
/ NHL.com Columnist
Ron Francis retired as one of the greatest players in NHL history. At the time, Sept. 14, 2005, he ranked fourth in scoring with 1,798 points, behind Wayne Gretzky (2,857), Mark Messier (1,887) and Gordie Howe (1,850). He had won the Stanley Cup twice and made tens of millions.
William Douglas has been writing The Color of Hockey blog for the past seven years. Douglas joined NHL.com in March and will be writing about people of color in the game. Today, he looks at the premium being placed on diversity and inclusion in hiring by NHL Seattle, which will ice the League's 32nd team in the 2021-22 season.