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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 Dec 22, 2014 11:25 PM

NHL Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Assists Ice Time
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW EV PP SH S S% TOI ATOI Awards
1981-82 18 HAR NHL 59 25 43 68 25 -13 51 13 12 0 1 29 14 0 163 15.3 Calder-10
1982-83 19 HAR NHL 79 31 59 90 33 -25 60 25 4 2 4 35 24 0 212 14.6 Byng-17
1983-84 20 HAR NHL 72 23 60 83 29 -10 45 18 5 0 5 29 31 0 202 11.4
1984-85 21 HAR NHL 80 24 57 81 29 -23 66 20 4 0 1 30 27 0 195 12.3
1985-86 22 HAR NHL 53 24 53 77 28 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 34 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 27 -8 87 13 11 1 3 25 25 0 172 14.5
1988-89 25 HAR NHL 69 29 48 77 29 4 36 21 8 0 4 27 21 0 156 18.6
1989-90 26 HAR NHL 80 32 69 101 36 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 30 -2 72 12 10 1 7 45 19 0 174 13.2 Selke-21
1990-91 27 HAR NHL 67 21 55 76 26 -2 51 10 10 1 6 37 18 0 149 14.1 Selke-21
1990-91 27 PIT NHL 14 2 9 11 3 0 21 2 0 0 1 8 1 0 25 8.0 Selke-21
1991-92 28 PIT NHL 70 21 33 54 20 -7 30 15 5 1 2 21 9 3 121 17.4
1992-93 29 PIT NHL 84 24 76 100 33 6 68 13 9 2 4 28 41 7 215 11.2 Selke-6
1993-94 30 PIT NHL 82 27 66 93 32 -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 19 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 39 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 31 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 30 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 20 -2 34 13 8 0 2 21 10 0 133 15.8 1797 21:55
1999-00 36 CAR NHL 78 23 50 73 26 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 21 -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 28 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 -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 14 -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 11 -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 3 0 1 2 0 1 5 2 0 12 25.0 165 13:44 Byng-10
16 yrs CAR NHL 1186 382 793 1175 424 -83 684 243 132 7 57 443 348 2 2541 15.0 9563 20:15
8 yrs PIT NHL 533 164 449 613 207 70 295 105 54 5 21 240 193 16 1201 13.7
1 yr TOR NHL 12 3 7 10 3 3 0 1 2 0 1 5 2 0 12 25.0 165 13:43
Career NHL 1731 549 1249 1798 635 -10 979 349 188 12 79 688 543 18 3754 14.6 9728 20:05

NHL Miscellaneous

Per Game Adjusted Plus/Minus Point Shares
Season Age Tm Lg GP G A PTS GC PIM S G A PTS GC TGF PGF TGA PGA +/- OPS DPS PS Awards
1981-82 18 HAR NHL 59 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 CAR NHL 1186 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 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 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 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 GC +/- PIM EV PP SH GW S S% TOI ATOI
1985-86 22 HAR NHL 10 1 2 3 1 -1 4 1 0 0 0 27 3.7
1986-87 23 HAR NHL 6 2 2 4 2 -1 6 1 1 0 0 15 13.3
1987-88 24 HAR NHL 6 2 5 7 2 5 2 1 1 0 0 8 25.0
1988-89 25 HAR NHL 4 0 2 2 1 -2 0 0 0 0 0 10 0.0
1989-90 26 HAR NHL 7 3 3 6 2 2 8 2 1 0 0 21 14.3
1990-91 27 PIT NHL SC 24 7 10 17 6 13 24 7 0 0 4 48 14.6
1991-92 28 PIT NHL SC 21 8 19 27 9 8 6 6 2 0 2 58 13.8
1992-93 29 PIT NHL 12 6 11 17 6 5 19 5 1 0 1 26 23.1
1993-94 30 PIT NHL 6 0 2 2 1 -2 6 0 0 0 0 9 0.0
1994-95 31 PIT NHL 12 6 13 19 7 3 4 4 2 0 0 30 20.0
1995-96 32 PIT NHL 11 3 6 9 3 3 4 1 2 0 1 23 13.0
1996-97 33 PIT NHL 5 1 2 3 1 -7 2 0 1 0 0 6 16.7
1997-98 34 PIT NHL 6 1 5 6 2 5 2 1 0 0 0 19 5.3
1998-99 35 CAR NHL 3 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 4 0.0 49 16:27
2000-01 37 CAR NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -2 0 0 0 0 0 5 0.0 40 13:21
2001-02 38 CAR NHL 23 6 10 16 6 -2 6 2 4 0 3 51 11.8 484 21:03
2003-04 40 TOR NHL 12 0 4 4 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 14 0.0 186 15:28
Career NHL 2 171 46 97 143 51 28 95 31 15 0 11 374 12.3 759 18:30

Other Standard

Scoring Stats Goals Ice Time
Season Age Team Lg GP G A PTS GC +/- 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 GC +/- 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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