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Jean-Francois Jacques
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Born April 29, 1985 (1985-04-29) (age 34)
Terrebonne, Quebec, Canada
Height 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight 231 lb (105 kg; 16 st 7 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
AHL team
Former teams
Springfield Falcons
Edmonton Oilers
Anaheim Ducks
Edmonton Road Runners
Hamilton Bulldogs
Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins
Oklahoma City Barons
Syracuse Crunch
San Antonio Rampage
NHL Draft 68th overall, 2003
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2005–present

Jean-Francois Jacques (born on April 29, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League (AHL) on a professional tryout.

Playing CareerEdit

Jean-Francois was drafted in the second round (68th overall) by the Oilers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Prior to his professional career, he played for four seasons with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL).

Jean-Francois made his professional debut with the Edmonton Road Runners of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2004–05, appearing in six games as a late-season call-up.

Following Oilers training camp for the 2005–06 season, he was assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL. where he played the first half of the season.

Jean-Francois was recalled to the Oilers to replace injured forward Ethan Moreau, making his NHL debut on February 2, 2006 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.

He broke through and began the 2009–10 season with a regular spot on the Oilers' checking line.

On November 3, 2010, the Oilers assigned Jean-Francois to their AHL affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons for conditioning.

On September 24, 2011, he was suspended for the remainder of the pre-season and the first five games of the regular season due to leaving the bench to initiate a fight with Mike Duco of the Vancouver Canucks.

On July 5, 2012, Jean-Francois signed a one-year, two way deal with the Florida Panthers.

He was directly assigned to start the 2012–13 season with affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, due to the 2012 NHL lockout.

Failing to establish a defined role with the Rampage, he was traded by the Panthers to the Tampa Bay Lightning for future considerations on January 21, 2013.

On August 16, 2013, Jean-Francois signed a PTO with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.

Career StatisticsEdit

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 66 10 14 24 136 5 1 0 1 2
2002–03 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 67 12 21 33 123 12 4 2 6 13
2003–04 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 59 20 24 44 70 4 1 0 1 4
2004–05 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 69 36 42 78 56 6 3 5 8 6
2004–05 Edmonton Road Runners AHL 6 0 0 0 5
2005–06 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 65 24 20 44 131
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 7 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 29 10 17 27 53 11 1 2 3 43
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 37 0 0 0 33
2007–08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 9 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Springfield Falcons AHL 31 9 10 19 56
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 7 1 0 1 9
2008–09 Springfield Falcons AHL 8 1 5 6 13
2009–10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 49 4 7 11 78
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 51 4 1 5 63
2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 4 1 0 1 15
2011–12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 65 21 19 40 95 4 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 6 0 0 0 12
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 24 5 2 7 37
2012–13 Syracuse Crunch AHL 24 1 4 5 24
NHL totals 166 9 8 17 197