Ron Francis

Canadian ice hockey player and executive

Ronald Michael Francis, Jr. (born March 1, 1963 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey centre that played 24 seasons and 1,805 career games in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes and Toronto Maple Leafs organizations. He won a Stanley Cup in 1990 and in 1991 with the Penguins. His jersey number #10 was retired and raised to the rafters of the Hartford Civic Center on January 6, 2006 and is also retired by the Carolina Hurricanes. His picture could be seen on the Pittsburgh Penguins Ring of Honor at the Mellon Arena before the team relocated to Consol Energy Center. He was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2009.

Ron Francis
Hockey Hall of Fame, 2007
Francis in 2006
Born (1963-03-01) March 1, 1963 (age 61)
Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg; 14 st 4 lb)
Position Centre
Shot Left
Played for Hartford Whalers
Pittsburgh Penguins
Carolina Hurricanes
Toronto Maple Leafs
National team  Canada
NHL Draft 4th overall, 1981
Hartford Whalers
Playing career 1981–2004

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