FC Rank 80
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Ryan
Francis

Francis is a skilled offensive forward who excels at creating opportunities for his teammates thanks to his great vision and passing abilities. Although he possesses a subpar top speed, he is an incredibly agile and effortless skater who can move the play in transition with ease. He displays great elusiveness through the neutral zone to…

Date of Birth
December 2, 2001
Position
Right Wing
Height
5'9.0
Draft Year
2020
Place of Birth
Halifax, NS  
Shoots
Right
Weight
170 lbs
Draft Result
5/143 (CGY)
DATE PLAYER NAME LEAGUE AUTHOR
Oct 6/20 Francis Ryan D3327 – 2020 NHL Draft Guide by FCHockey Staff View Summary
Jun 23/20 Francis Ryan 20449 – Cape Breton vs. Drummondville QMJHL by Andy Lehoux View Report
Jun 23/20 Francis Ryan 20448 – Cape Breton vs. Saint John QMJHL by FCHockey Staff View Report

Career Stats

Season Team League GP G A TP PPG +/- PIM
2022-2023 Laval Rocket ahl 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2021-2022 Saint John Sea Dogs qmjhl 54 25 40 65 1.2 30 34
2021-2022 Stockton Heat ahl 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
2020-2021 Cape Breton Eagles qmjhl 15 6 15 21 1.4 -9 12
2020-2021 Saint John Sea Dogs qmjhl 17 10 19 29 1.71 14 12
2019-2020 Cape Breton Eagles qmjhl 61 24 48 72 1.18 27 40
2018-2019 Cape Breton Eagles qmjhl 64 10 22 32 0.5 4 26
2017-2018 Cape Breton Eagles qmjhl 58 11 23 34 0.59 -22 23
March 3, 2020
FC releases Spring ranking for 2020 NHL Draft
January 11, 2020
FC releases Winter ranking for 2020 Draft
January 4, 2020
Rosters announced for CHL Top Prospects Game
December 16, 2019
CHL names 2020 Top Prospects Game invites

Francis is a skilled offensive forward who excels at creating opportunities for his teammates thanks to his great vision and passing abilities. Although he possesses a subpar top speed, he is an incredibly agile and effortless skater who can move the play in transition with ease. He displays great elusiveness through the neutral zone to bait defenders and finds skating lanes comfortably. He has solid edges and transitions well from backwards to forwards, also showing off tremendous talent when making lateral movements. He opens the play skillfully in transition, utilizing his teammates to create offensive opportunities. A very generous playmaker who rarely holds the puck for too long. He shows the ability to make great no-look passes and tremendous puck-handling abilities on the attack, creating time and space offensively with smooth and swift dekes. His hands are very soft and fluid, which helps him adapt and dodge pokechecks effortlessly. His decision-making his above average and his positioning is excellent as most of his goals come from him finishing plays and jumping on rebounds quickly. He owns a slick release, but his shot is nothing special, lacking in power but it’s accurate enough to be a threat from up close. He is an inconsistent defender who at times lacks interest in defending. He’s not scared to get involved physically and throw his body around to recover pucks, but his strength is far from impressive. He gets pushed a bit too easily along the boards.

– FCHockey’s 2020 NHL Draft Guide