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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 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 scores his 31st goal of the season to lead the Whalers in points with 90 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 New York Rangers. 
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. 
2/12/1984 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 club 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 NHL record for goals in a game while scoring his 2nd NHL hat trick) 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 81st point of the season (an assist) to lead the Whalers in scoring 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 captian 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 NHL playoff game vs Quebec. 
4/12/1986 Ron Francis scores his 1st NHL playoff goal (an adds an assists) 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 6 assists (a career high) setting the team NHL record for assists in a game (and tying the points in an 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. 
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 (tying Blaine Stoughton for the franchise NHL record) vs Buffalo. 
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 Ron Francis scores his 200th NHL goal vs St. Louis. 
1/27/1989 Ron Francis scores his 7th NHL hat trick vs New Jersey. 
10/8/1989 Ron Francis ties the Whalers (NHL) record for points in a game with 6 while recording his 8th NHL hat trick (3g,3a) vs Quebec. 
11/4/1989 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. 
1/10/1990 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 vs Montreal. 
3/31/1990 Ron Francis records his 100th point of the season (an assist) vs Quebec. 
4/1/1990 Ron Francis scores his career high 32nd goal of the season and sets his Whalers career high of 101 points vs Montreal. 
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. 
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 last Whalers game, recording his last points (2 assists) vs Toronto. 
11/12/2007 Ron Francis is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.