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11/14/1981 Ron Francis plays his 1st career NHL game vs Washington. 
11/18/1981 Ron Francis scores his 1st NHL goal and 1st NHL point (an assist) vs Toronto. 
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 career NHL point (a goal) vs Montreal. 
1/9/1983 Ron Francis plays his 100th career 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 career NHL hat trick 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 beat the New York Rangers 4-3. 
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 Ron Francis scores a career high 4 goals (tying the team NHL record for goals in a game while scoring his 2nd career hat trick) vs Edmonton. 
2/12/1984 Ron Francis ties the team NHL record for points in a game with 5 (4 goals, 1 assist) 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. 
12/15/1984 Ron Francis scores the 1,500th goal in Whalers NHL history vs Montreal. 
1/7/1985 Ron Francis scores his 3rd career 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. 
2/22/1985 Ron Francis is named team captain (6th NHL, 7th Franchise), replacing Mark Johnson. 
3/10/1985 Ron Francis scores his 100th career NHL goal (and added two assists) vs Montreal. 
10/19/1985 Ron Francis scores his 4th career NHL hat trick vs Montreal. 
11/23/1985 Ron Francis scores his 5th career NHL hat trick 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. 
4/9/1986 Ron Francis records his 1st career NHL playoff point (an assist) in his 1st career NHL playoff game vs Quebec. 
4/12/1986 Ron Francis scores his 1st career NHL playoff goal (an adds an assists) vs Quebec. 
10/12/1986 Ron Francis collects his 400th career NHL point (a goal) vs Boston. 
12/31/1986 Ron Francis records his 300th career NHL assist vs Minnesota. 
3/1/1987 Ron Francis scores his 150th career 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) vs Boston. 
3/9/1987 Ron Francis is named NHL player of the week with 12 points in 3 games. 
10/24/1987 Ron Francis collects his 500th career NHL point (an assist) vs Chicago. 
11/18/1987 Ron Francis scores his 6th career NHL hat trick (tying Blaine Stoughton for the franchise NHL record) vs Buffalo. 
10/8/1988 Ron Francis plays his 500th career NHL game vs Boston. 
12/2/1988 Ron Francis records his 400th career NHL assist vs Buffalo. 
12/19/1988 Ron Francis records his 600th career NHL point (an assist) vs Montreal. 
1/25/1989 Ron Francis scores his 200th career NHL goal vs St. Louis. 
1/27/1989 Ron Francis scores his 7th career NHL hat trick vs New Jersey. 
10/8/1989 Ron Francis ties (for the second time) the Whalers (NHL) record for points in a game with 6 while recording his 8th career 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 career 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 career 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 career NHL point (a goal) vs Montreal. 
11/23/1990 Ron Francis scores his 250th career 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 career NHL point (a goal, and added two assists) vs Edmonton. 
2/13/1991 Ron Francis records his last career Whalers goals (his 9th career NHL hat trick, setting the Whalers NHL record for career hat tricks) vs Detroit. 
3/3/1991 Ron Francis plays his last career Whalers game, recording his last points (2 assists) vs Toronto. 
11/12/2007 Ron Francis is inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame.