|Born||July 13, 1991 |
Repentigny, Quebec, Canada
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||165 lb (75 kg; 11 st 11 lb)|
New York Islanders
|NHL Draft||95th overall, 2009|
Los Angeles Kings
Playing Career[edit | edit source]
Minor/Junior[edit | edit source]
Prior to turning professional, Jean-Francois played major junior hockey in the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League with the Montreal Junior Hockey Club.
Professional[edit | edit source]
On May 24, 2011, the Los Angeles Kings signed Jean-Francois to a three-year, entry-level contract where he played for the Kings' AHL affiliate, the Manchester Monarchs, as their starting goaltender.
On October 6, 2015, he was waived by the Kings due to Jhonas Enroth being chosen as Kings Back-up for the season
On October 6, 2015, the New York Islanders claimed Jean-Francois off waivers. and on October 10, 2015, he made his NHL debut against the Chicago Blackhawks, stopping 30 of 34 shots as the Islanders lost 4-1.
Jean-Francois opened the 2016–17 season with the Islanders behind Jaroslav Halak & Thomas Greiss; the Islanders waived Halak in December 2016, making him the Islanders full-time backup. Unable to impress in posting 3 wins in 14 games, Halak was later recalled.
His selection was based upon a trade between the clubs' in which the Islanders sent a first-round pick in 2017, a second-round pick in 2019, prospect Jake Bischoff and the contract of long term injured player, Mikhail Grabovski.
On July 1, 2017, Jean-Francois signed a two-year free agent contract with the Chicago Blackhawks, worth a total of $1.5 million.He began the season in the American Hockey League with the Rockford Ice Hogs, where he posted a 7–8 record with a 2.37 GAA.
Jean-Francois was recalled to Chicago on February 15, 2018, and made his debut on February 23, 2018 in a 3−1 win over the San Jose Sharks. He finished the season with 3–6–1 record in 10 starts for the Blackhawks, with a 3.78 GAA and .894 save percentage.
On June 27, 2018, Jean-Francois was traded by the Blackhawks to the Columbus Blue Jackets in exchange for Jordan Schroeder.
On July 1, 2019, he left the Blue Jackets as a free agent to sign a one-year, two-way contract with the Philadelphia Flyers.
Career Statistics[edit | edit source]
|2008–09||Montréal Junior Hockey Club||QMJHL||20||6||7||2||1,059||47||1||2.66||.907||10||0||0||20||1||0||3.00||.967|
|2009–10||Montréal Junior Hockey Club||QMJHL||45||17||23||0||2,393||121||1||3.03||.897||7||3||4||449||18||0||2.40||.910|
|2015–16||New York Islanders||NHL||7||3||2||1||399||18||0||2.71||.914||1||0||0||5||0||0||0.00||1.000|
|2015–16||Bridgeport Sound Tigers||AHL||5||4||1||0||287||6||1||1.25||.960||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2016–17||New York Islanders||NHL||14||3||2||2||532||30||0||3.42||.889||—||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|
Accolades[edit | edit source]
|Calder Cup (Manchester Monarchs)||2015|