About Ron Francis Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Retired Canadian professional ice hockey center man, Ron Francis had played for the Hartford Whalers, Pittsburgh Penguins, Carolina Hurricanes, and Toronto Maple Leafs. He was born on March 1, 1963 in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada.
Francis was drafted during the first round of the National Hockey League Entry Draft by the Hartford Whalers as the team’s fourth overall pick. He is indeed an asset to the team and he was able to average more than a point in a game in over 1,700 games in 23 challenging seasons. It was in 1991 when Francis was traded to the Pittsburgh Penguins together with Ulf Samuelsson for Zarley Zalapski and John Cullen. He then decided to come back to his original organization being a free agent during the 1998-1999 season and signed where he signed with the Carolina Hurricanes. Francis was able to lead the Hurricanes to the 2002 Stanley Cup but they unfortunately lost to the Detroit Re Wings. He then finished his plating career with the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Francis had retired from the National Hockey League just before the 200502006 season. In his entire career, he had bagged two Stanley Cups, had garnered 119 points in one season which was the 1995-1996 season, and he also led the league with 92 powerful assists.
Get a chance to own some of Francis’ cool and memorable sports items such as his autographed Carolina Hurricane puck and 8X10 photos at Sportsmemorabilia.com. His name is sometimes mistaken as Rone Frances, Ronnie Franccis, Ron Francise, Rhon Franciss, Rohn Francise, Rohn Franses, and Ron Franches.