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Ron Francis

Position: C ▪ Shoots: Left
Height: 6-3 (190 cm) ▪ Weight: 200 lbs. (91 kg)

Born: March 1, 1963 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario
Draft: Hartford, 1st round (4th overall), 1981 NHL Entry
Hall of Fame: Inducted as Player in 2007 (Full List)


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Fine Details ▪ Last updated Mar 31, 2015 1:25 PM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1981-82 18 HAR NHL 59 25 43 68 -13 51 13 12 0 1 29 14 0 163 15.3 Calder-10
1982-83 19 HAR NHL 79 31 59 90 -25 60 25 4 2 4 35 24 0 212 14.6 Byng-17
1983-84 20 HAR NHL 72 23 60 83 -10 45 18 5 0 5 29 31 0 202 11.4
1984-85 21 HAR NHL 80 24 57 81 -23 66 20 4 0 1 30 27 0 195 12.3
1985-86 22 HAR NHL 53 24 53 77 8 24 16 7 1 4 28 24 1 120 20.0 AS-8,Hart-10
1986-87 23 HAR NHL 75 30 63 93 10 45 23 7 0 7 39 24 0 189 15.9 AS-6,Hart-9
1987-88 24 HAR NHL 80 25 50 75 -8 87 13 11 1 3 25 25 0 172 14.5
1988-89 25 HAR NHL 69 29 48 77 4 36 21 8 0 4 27 21 0 156 18.6
1989-90 26 HAR NHL 80 32 69 101 13 73 16 15 1 5 41 28 0 170 18.8 Byng-18,Selke-5
1990-91 27 TOT NHL 81 23 64 87 -2 72 12 10 1 7 45 19 0 174 13.2 Selke-21
1990-91 27 HAR NHL 67 21 55 76 -2 51 10 10 1 6 37 18 0 149 14.1 Selke-21
1990-91 27 PIT NHL 14 2 9 11 0 21 2 0 0 1 8 1 0 25 8.0 Selke-21
1991-92 28 PIT NHL 70 21 33 54 -7 30 15 5 1 2 21 9 3 121 17.4
1992-93 29 PIT NHL 84 24 76 100 6 68 13 9 2 4 28 41 7 215 11.2 Selke-6
1993-94 30 PIT NHL 82 27 66 93 -3 62 19 8 0 2 30 33 3 216 12.5 AS-9,Selke-6
1994-95 31 PIT NHL 44 11 48 59 30 18 8 3 0 1 29 18 1 94 11.7 AS-3,Byng-1,Selke-1
1995-96 32 PIT NHL 77 27 92 119 25 56 14 12 1 4 49 42 1 158 17.1 AS-7,AS-5,Byng-9,Selke-2
1996-97 33 PIT NHL 81 27 63 90 7 20 16 10 1 2 38 24 1 183 14.8 AS-8,Byng-4,Selke-8
1997-98 34 PIT NHL 81 25 62 87 12 20 18 7 0 5 37 25 0 189 13.2 AS-3,Byng-1,Hart-15,Selke-4
1998-99 35 CAR NHL 82 21 31 52 -2 34 13 8 0 2 21 10 0 133 15.8 1797 21:55
1999-00 36 CAR NHL 78 23 50 73 10 18 16 7 0 4 28 22 0 150 15.3 1714 21:58 Byng-9,Selke-12
2000-01 37 CAR NHL 82 15 50 65 -15 32 8 7 0 4 24 26 0 130 11.5 1661 20:15 Byng-7,Selke-43
2001-02 38 CAR NHL 80 27 50 77 4 18 13 14 0 5 21 28 1 165 16.4 1655 20:41 AS-3,Byng-1,Clancy-1,Hart-6
2002-03 39 CAR NHL 82 22 35 57 -22 30 13 8 1 1 20 15 0 156 14.1 1635 19:56 Byng-8,Selke-38
2003-04 40 TOT NHL 80 13 27 40 -9 14 6 7 0 2 14 13 0 91 14.3 1266 15:49 Byng-10
2003-04 40 CAR NHL 68 10 20 30 -12 14 5 5 0 1 9 11 0 79 12.7 1101 16:12 Byng-10
2003-04 40 TOR NHL 12 3 7 10 3 0 1 2 0 1 5 2 0 12 25.0 165 13:44 Byng-10
16 yrs HAR,CAR NHL 1186 382 793 1175 -83 684 243 132 7 57 443 348 2 2541 15.0 9563 20:16
8 yrs PIT NHL 533 164 449 613 70 295 105 54 5 21 240 193 16 1201 13.7
1 yr TOR NHL 12 3 7 10 3 0 1 2 0 1 5 2 0 12 25.0 165 13:44
Career NHL 1731 549 1249 1798 -10 979 349 188 12 79 688 543 18 3754 14.6 9728 20:06

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP GC G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1981-82 18 HAR NHL 59 25 0.42 0.73 1.15 0.43 0.86 2.76 18 31 49 18 91 38 93 27 -13 3.9 0.7 4.6 Calder-10
1982-83 19 HAR NHL 79 33 0.39 0.75 1.14 0.42 0.76 2.68 25 48 73 27 114 33 129 23 -25 5.5 0.7 6.1 Byng-17
1983-84 20 HAR NHL 72 29 0.32 0.83 1.15 0.40 0.63 2.81 18 48 66 23 119 59 78 8 -10 4.5 0.9 5.4
1984-85 21 HAR NHL 80 29 0.30 0.71 1.01 0.36 0.83 2.44 19 45 64 23 129 63 95 6 -23 4.2 0.7 5.0
1985-86 22 HAR NHL 53 28 0.45 1.00 1.45 0.52 0.45 2.26 19 42 61 22 113 48 64 7 8 4.9 0.9 5.8 AS-8,Hart-10
1986-87 23 HAR NHL 75 34 0.40 0.84 1.24 0.45 0.60 2.52 25 54 79 28 140 61 70 1 10 6.4 1.3 7.7 AS-6,Hart-9
1987-88 24 HAR NHL 80 27 0.31 0.63 0.94 0.34 1.09 2.15 21 42 63 23 104 51 71 10 -8 4.3 1.3 5.6
1988-89 25 HAR NHL 69 29 0.42 0.70 1.12 0.42 0.52 2.26 24 40 64 24 116 49 83 20 4 5.2 1.1 6.3
1989-90 26 HAR NHL 80 36 0.40 0.86 1.26 0.45 0.91 2.13 27 58 85 31 137 61 77 14 13 6.6 1.6 8.2 Byng-18,Selke-5
1990-91 27 TOT NHL 81 30 0.28 0.79 1.07 0.36 0.89 2.15 21 57 78 27 119 46 87 12 -2 5.5 1.2 6.6 Selke-21
1990-91 27 HAR NHL 67 26 0.31 0.82 1.13 0.39 0.76 2.22 19 49 68 24 97 40 70 11 -2 5.0 1.0 6.0 Selke-21
1990-91 27 PIT NHL 14 3 0.14 0.64 0.79 0.25 1.50 1.79 2 8 10 3 22 6 17 1 0 0.5 0.1 0.6 Selke-21
1991-92 28 PIT NHL 70 20 0.30 0.47 0.77 0.29 0.43 1.73 19 29 48 18 107 44 89 19 -7 3.1 0.4 3.5
1992-93 29 PIT NHL 84 33 0.29 0.90 1.19 0.40 0.81 2.56 19 61 80 27 156 84 96 30 6 6.0 1.1 7.0 Selke-6
1993-94 30 PIT NHL 82 32 0.33 0.80 1.13 0.39 0.76 2.63 24 60 84 29 134 60 111 34 -3 6.8 0.8 7.5 AS-9,Selke-6
1994-95 31 PIT NHL 44 19 0.25 1.09 1.34 0.42 0.41 2.14 19 83 102 33 77 25 43 21 30 4.6 1.2 5.8 AS-3,Byng-1,Selke-1
1995-96 32 PIT NHL 77 39 0.35 1.19 1.55 0.50 0.73 2.05 26 89 115 38 189 92 101 29 25 9.3 1.3 10.5 AS-7,AS-5,Byng-9,Selke-2
1996-97 33 PIT NHL 81 31 0.33 0.78 1.11 0.39 0.25 2.26 28 66 94 33 141 50 110 26 7 7.6 1.0 8.6 AS-8,Byng-4,Selke-8
1997-98 34 PIT NHL 81 30 0.31 0.77 1.07 0.37 0.25 2.33 29 71 100 35 126 50 73 9 12 8.2 1.6 9.8 AS-3,Byng-1,Hart-15,Selke-4
1998-99 35 CAR NHL 82 20 0.26 0.38 0.63 0.24 0.41 1.62 24 35 59 23 78 29 67 16 -2 2.8 1.7 4.6
1999-00 36 CAR NHL 78 26 0.29 0.64 0.94 0.33 0.23 1.92 25 54 79 28 104 43 59 8 10 5.2 2.7 7.9 Byng-9,Selke-12
2000-01 37 CAR NHL 82 21 0.18 0.61 0.79 0.26 0.39 1.59 16 53 69 23 93 47 71 10 -15 3.5 1.8 5.3 Byng-7,Selke-43
2001-02 38 CAR NHL 80 28 0.34 0.63 0.96 0.35 0.23 2.06 31 57 88 32 107 51 58 6 4 6.7 2.1 8.7 AS-3,Byng-1,Clancy-1,Hart-6
2002-03 39 CAR NHL 82 22 0.27 0.43 0.70 0.26 0.37 1.90 25 39 64 24 83 38 80 13 -22 4.0 1.3 5.4 Byng-8,Selke-38
2003-04 40 TOT NHL 80 14 0.16 0.34 0.50 0.18 0.18 1.14 16 31 47 17 58 30 38 1 -9 2.5 1.2 3.6 Byng-10
2003-04 40 CAR NHL 68 11 0.15 0.29 0.44 0.16 0.21 1.16 12 23 35 13 44 23 34 1 -12 1.5 0.9 2.4 Byng-10
2003-04 40 TOR NHL 12 3 0.25 0.58 0.83 0.29 0.00 1.00 4 8 12 4 14 7 4 0 3 1.0 0.3 1.3 Byng-10
16 yrs HAR,CAR NHL 1186 424 0.32 0.67 0.99 0.36 0.58 2.14 348 718 1066 386 1669 734 1199 181 -83 74.1 20.7 94.8
8 yrs PIT NHL 533 207 0.31 0.84 1.15 0.39 0.55 2.25 166 467 633 218 952 411 640 169 70 46.0 7.5 53.5
1 yr TOR NHL 12 3 0.25 0.58 0.83 0.29 0.00 1.00 4 8 12 4 14 7 4 0 3 1.0 0.3 1.3
Career NHL 1731 635 0.32 0.72 1.04 0.37 0.57 2.17 518 1193 1711 608 2635 1152 1843 350 -10 121.0 28.4 149.5

NHL Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1985-86 22 HAR NHL 10 1 2 3 -1 4 1 0 0 0 27 3.7
1986-87 23 HAR NHL 6 2 2 4 -1 6 1 1 0 0 15 13.3
1987-88 24 HAR NHL 6 2 5 7 5 2 1 1 0 0 8 25.0
1988-89 25 HAR NHL 4 0 2 2 -2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0.0
1989-90 26 HAR NHL 7 3 3 6 2 8 2 1 0 0 21 14.3
1990-91 27 PIT NHL SC 24 7 10 17 13 24 7 0 0 4 48 14.6
1991-92 28 PIT NHL SC 21 8 19 27 8 6 6 2 0 2 58 13.8
1992-93 29 PIT NHL 12 6 11 17 5 19 5 1 0 1 26 23.1
1993-94 30 PIT NHL 6 0 2 2 -2 6 0 0 0 0 9 0.0
1994-95 31 PIT NHL 12 6 13 19 3 4 4 2 0 0 30 20.0
1995-96 32 PIT NHL 11 3 6 9 3 4 1 2 0 1 23 13.0
1996-97 33 PIT NHL 5 1 2 3 -7 2 0 1 0 0 6 16.7
1997-98 34 PIT NHL 6 1 5 6 5 2 1 0 0 0 19 5.3
1998-99 35 CAR NHL 3 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 49 16:27
2000-01 37 CAR NHL 3 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 40 13:21
2001-02 38 CAR NHL 23 6 10 16 -2 6 2 4 0 3 51 11.8 484 21:03
2003-04 40 TOR NHL 12 0 4 4 0 2 0 0 0 0 14 0.0 186 15:28
Career NHL 2 171 46 97 143 28 95 31 15 0 11 374 12.3 759 18:31

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1979-80 16 Sault Ste. Marie Legion NOHA 45 57 92 149
1980-81 17 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 64 26 43 69 33
1981-82 18 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OHL 25 18 30 48 46
1984-85 21 Canada WEC-A 10 2 5 7 2
Career 1 Season NOHA 45 57 92 149
Career 1 Season OHL 25 18 30 48 46
Career 1 Season OMJHL 64 26 43 69 33
Career 1 Season WEC-A 10 2 5 7 2

Other Playoffs

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1980-81 17 Sault Ste. Marie Greyhounds OMJHL 19 7 8 15 34
Career 1 Season OMJHL 19 7 8 15 34

Similarity Scores

Explanation ▪ Players with careers of similar quality and shape (thru 2012-13)
Thru 23 Years Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23
Ron Francis 10.5 9.8 8.7 8.6 8.2 7.9 7.7 7.5 7.0 6.6 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.8 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.0 4.6 4.6 3.6 3.5
Joe Nieuwendyk 94.0 10.0 9.0 8.7 8.4 8.3 8.2 7.5 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.4 5.9 5.5 5.5 5.0 4.1 3.9 2.2 0.8 0.6
Mark Recchi 93.9 11.0 10.7 9.7 9.5 9.4 8.9 8.7 8.1 8.0 7.8 6.6 6.4 5.6 5.5 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.3 3.8 -0.3
Stan Mikita 92.1 10.7 10.2 10.2 9.9 9.4 9.2 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.2 6.6 6.4 5.0 4.6 4.5 4.1 4.1 1.4 0.3 0.0
Jeremy Roenick 91.5 11.3 11.1 10.2 9.9 9.1 8.5 8.0 8.0 7.6 7.2 6.9 6.2 5.4 4.7 3.5 3.4 1.6 1.5 0.9 0.9
Adam Oates 91.2 12.2 10.5 9.6 8.9 7.9 7.6 7.6 6.9 6.6 6.5 6.3 5.2 5.0 4.5 3.9 3.8 2.9 0.6 0.5
Mike Modano 91.0 10.7 10.7 10.2 10.2 9.7 9.7 9.6 8.4 8.0 7.9 7.4 6.6 5.7 5.5 5.5 5.4 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.0 0.9
Frank Mahovlich 90.6 11.8 10.7 10.4 9.7 8.5 8.4 7.9 7.8 7.4 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.4 4.9 3.9 3.4 3.3 0.1
Mark Messier 90.3 11.3 11.3 9.9 9.6 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.1 8.0 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.0 5.4 5.2 5.0 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.7 1.6 0.9
Doug Gilmour 90.2 11.0 10.4 9.0 7.9 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.4 5.7 4.1 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.4
Dale Hawerchuk 89.9 11.1 10.0 9.1 8.9 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.2 7.1 7.0 7.0 5.8 5.5 5.4 3.2 1.4
Career Adjusted Point Shares (Best to Worst)
Player 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25
Ron Francis 10.5 9.8 8.7 8.6 8.2 7.9 7.7 7.5 7.0 6.6 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.8 5.6 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.0 4.6 4.6 3.6 3.5
Joe Nieuwendyk 94.0 10.0 9.0 8.7 8.4 8.3 8.2 7.5 6.8 6.7 6.5 6.4 5.9 5.5 5.5 5.0 4.1 3.9 2.2 0.8 0.6
Mark Recchi 93.9 11.0 10.7 9.7 9.5 9.4 8.9 8.7 8.1 8.0 7.8 6.6 6.4 5.6 5.5 5.1 4.8 4.8 4.6 4.4 4.3 3.8 -0.3
Stan Mikita 92.1 10.7 10.2 10.2 9.9 9.4 9.2 8.1 8.0 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.2 6.6 6.4 5.0 4.6 4.5 4.1 4.1 1.4 0.3 0.0
Jeremy Roenick 91.5 11.3 11.1 10.2 9.9 9.1 8.5 8.0 8.0 7.6 7.2 6.9 6.2 5.4 4.7 3.5 3.4 1.6 1.5 0.9 0.9
Adam Oates 91.2 12.2 10.5 9.6 8.9 7.9 7.6 7.6 6.9 6.6 6.5 6.3 5.2 5.0 4.5 3.9 3.8 2.9 0.6 0.5
Mike Modano 91.0 10.7 10.7 10.2 10.2 9.7 9.7 9.6 8.4 8.0 7.9 7.4 6.6 5.7 5.5 5.5 5.4 3.4 3.3 3.1 3.0 0.9
Frank Mahovlich 90.6 11.8 10.7 10.4 9.7 8.5 8.4 7.9 7.8 7.4 6.3 6.1 5.8 5.4 4.9 3.9 3.4 3.3 0.1
Mark Messier 90.4 11.3 11.3 9.9 9.6 9.0 8.9 8.8 8.1 8.0 7.1 7.0 6.8 6.7 6.0 5.4 5.2 5.0 4.5 4.3 3.9 3.8 3.7 3.7 1.6 0.9
Doug Gilmour 90.2 11.0 10.4 9.0 7.9 7.6 7.4 7.2 7.1 6.9 6.8 6.4 5.7 4.1 3.5 3.5 3.3 3.1 2.8 2.8 2.4
Dale Hawerchuk 89.9 11.1 10.0 9.1 8.9 7.9 7.8 7.8 7.2 7.1 7.0 7.0 5.8 5.5 5.4 3.2 1.4

Appearances on Leaderboards, Awards, and Honors

Transactions

Transaction information may be incomplete.

March 4, 1991: Traded to Pittsburgh by Hartford with Grant Jennings and Ulf Samuelsson for John Cullen, Jeff Parker and Zarley Zalapski, March 4, 1991.

July 13, 1998: Signed as a free agent by Carolina, July 13, 1998.

March 9, 2004: Traded to Toronto by Carolina for Toronto's 4th round choice (later traded to Columbus - Columbus selected Jared Boll) in 2005 Entry Draft, March 9, 2004.

September 14, 2005: Officially announced retirement, September 14, 2005.

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