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Ron Francis Whalers Career Highlights
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DATE HIGHLIGHT
11/14/1981 Ron Francis plays his 1st NHL game vs Washington. 
11/18/1981 Ron Francis scores his 1st NHL goal and 1st NHL point (an assist) vs Toronto. 
1/27/1982 Ron Francis scores his 14th NHL goal off of his face (narrowly avoiding eye damage) vs Calgary. He would don a shield for the rest of his career. 
10/6/1982 Ron Francis changes his jersey number from 4 to 10. 
10/9/1982 Ron Francis records his 1st NHL major penalty for fighting (against Luc Dufour) vs Boston. 
10/16/1982 Ron Francis records five assists (tying the club records for points & assists in a game) vs Vancouver. 
12/8/1982 Ron Francis records 100th NHL point (a goal) vs Montreal. 
1/9/1983 Ron Francis plays his 100th NHL game vs Philadelphia. 
2/1/1983 Ron Francis is named to the 1983 NHL All-Star game in New York. 
2/8/1983 Ron Francis represents the Whalers in the 1983 NHL All-Star game in New York. 
3/6/1983 Ron Francis scores his 1st NHL hat trick vs Quebec. 
3/21/1983 Ron Francis records his 100th NHL assist vs Calgary. 
4/2/1983 Ron Francis records his team leading 90th point of the season on his 31st goal vs Quebec. 
11/26/1983 Ron Francis wins a key faceoff with 11 seconds left in OT, passes to Blaine Stoughton who scores with 8 seconds left to record the Whalers 1st NHL overtime goal/win vs the Rangers. 
2/12/1984 Greg Malone and Ron Francis record hat tricks in the same game for only the 2nd time in team history vs Edmonton. 
2/12/1984 Ron Francis ties the Whalers record for points in a game with 5 (4 goals, 1 assist) vs Edmonton. 
2/12/1984 Ron Francis scores a career high 4 goals tying the team record for goals in a game (John French 73/74 and Jordy Douglass 79/80) while scoring his 2nd NHL hat trick vs Edmonton. 
2/12/1984 Ron Francis sets the Whalers (NHL) record for fastest goal to start a period at 8 seconds into the 3rd vs Edmonton. 
2/18/1984 Ron Francis is named The Hockey News player of the week recording 5 goals and 4 assists in three games. 
3/21/1984 Sylvain Turgeon ties the Whalers rookie points record (Ron Francis 81/82) with his 68th of the season (an assist) vs Edmonton. 
3/25/1984 Sylvain Turgeon breaks the Whalers rookie points record (Ron Francis 81/82) with his 69th of the season (an assist) vs Quebec. 
12/15/1984 Ron Francis scores the 1,500th goal in Whalers NHL history vs Montreal. 
1/7/1985 Ron Francis scores his 3rd NHL hat trick (and added an assist) vs Toronto. 
2/12/1985 Ron Francis represents the Whalers, scoring a goal in the 1985 NHL All-Star game in Calgary. 
2/23/1985 Ron Francis is named team captain (6th NHL, 7th Franchise), replacing Mark Johnson. 
3/1/1985 Ron Francis records his 300th NHL point (an assist) vs New Jersey. 
3/10/1985 Ron Francis scores his 100th NHL goal (and added two assists) vs Montreal. 
4/7/1985 Ron Francis records his team leading 81st point of the season (an assist) vs Quebec. 
10/19/1985 Ron Francis scores his 4th NHL hat trick vs Montreal. 
11/23/1985 Ron Francis scores his 5th NHL hat trick (2nd of the season) vs Winnipeg. 
1/17/1986 Ron Francis scores on the Whalers 6th NHL penalty shot (against Richard Sevigny) vs Quebec. 
1/18/1986 Ron Francis suffers a fractured ankle and torn ligaments vs Quebec, causing him to miss the 1986 All-Star game. 
1/19/1986 Dave Babych is named interim team captain while Ron Francis recovers from a broken ankle. 
1/21/1986 Ron Francis is named to the 1986 All-Star game. A fractured ankle will prevent him from playing and Sylvain Turgeon is later named as his replacement. 
4/9/1986 Ron Francis records his 1st NHL playoff point (an assist) in his 1st playoff game vs Quebec. 
4/12/1986 Ron Francis scores his 1st NHL playoff goal (and adds an assist) vs Quebec. 
10/12/1986 Ron Francis collects his 400th NHL point (a goal) vs Boston. 
12/31/1986 Ron Francis records his 300th NHL assist vs Minnesota. 
2/14/1987 Ron Francis plays his 400th NHL game vs Los Angeles. 
3/1/1987 Ron Francis scores his 150th NHL goal vs New Jersey. 
3/5/1987 Ron Francis records a career high 6 assists setting the team NHL record for assists in a game and tying the points in a game record held by Paul Lawless vs Boston. 
3/9/1987 Ron Francis is named NHL player of the week with 12 points in 3 games including a 6 assist game. 
4/4/1987 Ron Francis records his team leading 93th point of the season on his 3rd assist of the game vs the Rangers. 
10/24/1987 Ron Francis collects his 500th NHL point (an assist) vs Chicago. 
11/18/1987 Ron Francis scores his 6th NHL hat trick vs Buffalo. 
3/27/1988 Ron Francis records his team leading 25th goal of the season (tie with Kevin Dineen) vs Montreal. 
4/3/1988 Ron Francis records his 75th point of the season (an assist) to lead the Whalers in scoring vs Pittsburgh. 
10/8/1988 Ron Francis plays his 500th NHL game vs Boston. 
12/2/1988 Ron Francis records his 400th NHL assist vs Buffalo. 
12/19/1988 Ron Francis records his 600th NHL point (an assist) vs Montreal. 
1/25/1989 Dave Tippett is named interim team captain while Ron Francis recovers from a broken finger. 
1/25/1989 Ron Francis scores his 200th NHL goal vs St. Louis. 
1/27/1989 Ron Francis scores his 7th NHL hat trick (tying Blaine Stoughton for the franchise NHL record) and adding 2 assists vs New Jersey. 
2/9/1989 Joel Quenneville assumes the interim team captain role (from Dave Tippett) while Ron Francis recovers from a broken finger. 
2/11/1989 Dave Tippett re-assumes the interim team captain role (from Joel Quenneville who is back out with a shoulder injury) while Ron Francis recovers from a broken finger. Kevin Dineen and John Anderson serve as assistant captains. 
10/8/1989 Ron Francis ties (for the 2nd time) the Whalers team record for points in a game with 6 while recording his 8th NHL hat trick (3 goals, 3 assists) vs Quebec. 
11/3/1989 Ron Francis scores his 220th career goal to move past Blaine Stoughton as the Whalers all time leading goal scorer vs Los Angeles. 
12/26/1989 Ron Francis is named NHL co-player of the week (shared with Bill Ranford) with 10 points in 3 games. 
1/9/1990 Ron Francis is selected for the 1990 NHL All-Star game (his 4th) in Pittsburgh. 
1/10/1990 Ron Francis records his 700th NHL point (an assist) vs Vancouver. 
1/21/1990 Ron Francis represents the Whalers, recording 2 assists in the 1990 NHL All-Star game in Pittsburgh. 
3/24/1990 Ron Francis records his 500th NHL assist while breaking the Whalers franchise record for assist in a season with his 66th (Mike Rogers NHL, Mark Howe WHA) vs Montreal. 
3/31/1990 Ron Francis records his 100th point of the season (an assist) becoming only the 5th in franchise history to hit the mark (Tom Webster, Terry Caffery, and Mark Howe in the WHA; Mike Rogers - twice in the NHL) vs Quebec. 
4/1/1990 Ron Francis scores his career high 32nd goal of the season and team leading and Whalers career high of 101st point vs Montreal. 
4/17/1990 Ron Francis plays his 33rd and final Whalers playoff game scoring his 8th goal and 22nd point vs Boston. 
10/8/1990 Ron Francis records his 750th NHL point (a goal) vs Montreal. 
11/23/1990 Ron Francis scores his 250th NHL goal vs Boston. 
12/7/1990 Ron Francis is relieved of his captain duties by head coach Rick Ley. Pat Verbeek, Randy Ladouceur, and Dean Evason are named assistant captains. 
2/2/1991 Ron Francis plays his 700th NHL game recording a goal and an assist vs Philadelphia. 
2/6/1991 Ron Francis records his 800th NHL point (a goal, and added two assists) vs Edmonton. 
2/13/1991 Ron Francis scores his 264th and last Whalers goals (his 9th NHL hat trick, setting the Whalers NHL record for career hat tricks) while adding 2 assists vs Detroit. 
3/3/1991 Ron Francis plays his team franchise record 714th and last Whalers game recording his record 821st point (on 2 assists) vs Toronto. 
11/12/2007 Ron Francis is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.