#10 Ron Francis


Position: Center				   Shoots: Left
Height: 6'2"					   Weight: 200 lbs
Born: March 1, 1963 (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario)
Acquired: Traded by Hartford with Ulf Samuelsson and Grant Jennings for
	  John Cullen, Zarley Zalapski, and Jeff Parker on March 4, 1991



                         Regular Season             Playoffs

Season Club          Lea. GP  G   A  Pts PIM    GP  G  A Pts PIM          


80-81  S.S. Marie	 OHA   64  26  43   69   33	19   7  8  15   34

81-82  S.S. Marie	 OHA   25  18  30   48   46      -   -  -   -    -

       Hartford		 NHL   59  25  43   68   51      -   -  -   -    -

82-83  Hartford		 NHL   79  31  59   90   60      -   -  -   -    -

83-84  Hartford          NHL   72  23  60   83   45      -   -  -   -    -

84-85  Hartford		 NHL   80  24  57   81   66      -   -  -   -    -

85-86  Hartford		 NHL   53  24  53   77   24	10   1  2   3    4

86-87  Hartford		 NHL   75  30  63   93   45      6   2  2   4    6

87-88  Hartford		 NHL   80  25  50   75   87	 6   2  5   7    2

88-89  Hartford		 NHL   69  29  48   77   36      4   0  2   2    0

89-90  Hartford		 NHL   80  32  69  101   73      7   3  3   6    8

90-91  Hartford          NHL   67  21  55   76   51      -   -  -   -    -

       Pittsburgh        NHL   14   2   9   11   21     24   7 10  17   24

91-92  Pittsburgh	 NHL   70  21  33   54   30     21   8 19  27    6

92-93  Pittsburgh	 NHL   84  24  76  100   68     12   6 11  17   19

93-94  Pittsburgh	 NHL   82  27  66   93   62      6   0  2   2    6

94-95  Pittsburgh        NHL   44  11  48   59   18     12   6 13  19    4

95-96  Pittsburgh	 NHL   65  24  80  104   44


NHL Totals 1073 373 869 1242 781 108 35 69 104 79 Pittsburgh 359 109 312 421 244 75 27 55 82 59

Scouting Report

Few centers are the equal of Francis when it comes to combining offensive and defensive talent. He is willing and able to contribute to his team in a role as a checker or operate the power play and fuel the attack with his playmaking and intelligence.

Accomplishments

Led the NHL in playoff assists (1991-92)
Holds Penguin team playoff record for most assists in a series, with 11 against
Washington (1994-95)
Led the NHL in assists with 48 (1994-95)
Led the NHL in +/- with +30 (1994-95)
Won Selke Trophy (1995)
Won Lady Byng Trophy (1995)

Miscellaneous

First NHL Game: Nov. 14, 1981 an 8-4 Hartford loss vs. Washington
First NHL Point: Nov. 18, 1981 an assist on a Doug Sulliman goal in an 8-5 Hartford win vs. Toronto
First NHL Goal: Nov. 18, 1981 in an 8-5 Hartford win vs. Toronto on Vincent Tremblay
Most Goals, Game: 4 - Feb. 12, 1984 in an 11-0 Hartford win vs. Edmonton
Most Assists, Game: 6 - Mar. 5, 1987 in a 10-2 Hartford win vs. Boston
Most Points, Game: 6 - Mar. 5, 1987 in a 10-2 Hartford win vs. Boston (6a)
- Oct. 8, 1989 in a 9-6 Hartford win at Quebec (3g, 3a)
Milestones: 300th goal (January 30, 1993) vs Philadelphia
- 800th assist (November 1995)
- 900th point (October 24, 1992) vs New Jersey