|2011-12: Appeared in his seventh full NHL season, his sixth with Anaheim…was one of six Anaheim Ducks players to appear in all 82 contests…marked the third time in his career he appeared in all 82 games…led the club in total TOI (2095:23, fourth in the NHL) and average TOI (25:32, seventh in the NHL)…co-led the league in TOI per shift (59 seconds) and was the outright leader in total short-handed TOI (346:37) and average short-handed TOI (4:13)…led the club in TOI in 54 of 82 games in 2011-12, including 31 of the last 39 contests of the season…his eight goals on the season matched his career high set 2005-06…among league leaders, ranked third in blocked shots (194)…his nine blocked shots on Jan. 21 vs. OTT set a career high and franchise record…scored his career-tying eighth goal (third PPG), Mar. 19 @ SJ…scored the GWG as part of a three-point night (2-1=3, +3) on Jan. 18 vs. PHX, tying career highs in points (fourth time) and goals (third time)…appeared in his 300th contest as a Duck, Jan. 6 vs. NYI…collected his 100th point as a Duck (assist), Nov. 25 vs. CHI…underwent successful surgery to repair a labrum tear in his right shoulder on Apr. 19…the surgery was performed by Dr. Ronald Glousman in Los Angeles.
CAREER: Signed a three-year contract extension with Anaheim through the 2014-15 NHL season, Jan. 20, 2012…signed a three-year contract with Toronto through 2011-12, July 6, 2009…2010-11: Appeared in his sixth full NHL season, split with Anaheim and Toronto…made his fifth career postseason appearance (all with Anaheim) in the club’s CQF series vs. NSH…collected two assists for his fourth career multi-assist contest in Game 2 of the CQF, Apr. 15 vs. NSH…played 81 games overall with the Ducks and Maple Leafs, collecting 5-12=17 points with 32 PIM…finished fifth in the NHL with 182 blocked shots…following his Feb. 9 reacquisition from Toronto, scored 3-2=5 points in 27 games with Anaheim…appeared in his 400th career NHL game, Mar. 23 @ DAL…earned his 100th career NHL assist as part of a 3-2 Anaheim win, Feb. 27 vs. COL…collected 2-10=12 points with 16 PIM in 54 games for Toronto prior to being acquired by the Ducks…2009-10: Appeared in his fifth full NHL season, his first with Toronto…appeared in all 82 regular season games for the second time in his career (also 2007-08) and was one of only three Maple Leafs to play the entire season…collected 5-21=26 points with 33 PIM…ranked first on the club in blocked shots (155) and avg. TOI (25:27)…appeared in his 300th career NHL game, Jan. 26 vs. LA…collected his 100th career NHL point (assist), Dec.1 @ MTL…2008-09: Appeared in his fourth full NHL season, his fourth with Anaheim…appeared in all 13 postseason contests vs. SJ (CQF) and DET (CSF)…scored a goal, helping the Ducks to a 4-1 victory and 4-2 series win in Game 6 of the CQF on Apr. 27 vs. SJ...missed 62 games after suffering a torn left ACL, Nov. 14 vs. NSH…returned to the lineup for the final two games of the season, Apr. 10 vs. DAL and Apr. 11 @ PHX…scored his second career OT goal, Oct. 29 vs. DET…had a three-game goal streak, Oct. 17-21, establishing a career high while also tying the second longest goal-scoring streak by a Ducks defenseman in club history…2007-08: Appeared in his third full NHL season, his third with Anaheim…played all six CQF games against DAL, posting a +2 rating and a postseason career-high 26 PIM…was one of only three Ducks to appear in all 82 games, a career best…finished the season ranked fourth in the NHL in total TOI (2093:23)…surpassed the 30:00 TOI mark in eight games, including a career-high 34:45, Oct. 15 vs. DET…appeared in his 200th game as a Duck, Mar. 3 vs. OTT and his 200th career NHL game, Feb. 2 @ PHI…scored the first OT goal of his career, Jan. 13 vs. SJ…collected three assists on Oct. 6 @ PIT, tying his career high for assists and points…2006-07: Appeared in his second full NHL season…finished tied for third among playoff leaders in PPG (4) and third in avg. TOI (30:33)…established a career high for goals in a postseason (previously three in 2005-06)…scored a PPG in the series-clinching Game 5 of the SCF, June 6 vs. OTT…earned two assists (tying career high) in Game 4 of the WCF, May 17 vs. DET…scored two PPG in Game 2 of the CQF on Apr. 13 vs. MIN, marking the third time in club history a Ducks defenseman had scored two goals in a playoff game…ranked third on the Ducks in TOI during the regular season…set a career high for assists in a game with three, Mar. 11 vs. VAN…tied a career high with a +4 rating, Feb. 6 @ SJ…missed 11 games with a lacerated spleen, Dec. 29-Jan. 19…2005-06: Appeared in his first full NHL season…scored 3-6=9 points in 16 postseason games with the Ducks, leading all NHL rookie defensemen…during the regular season, was fourth in the NHL in points by a rookie defenseman (36)…was tied for fourth in the NHL in assists by a rookie defenseman (28)…was third in the NHL in TOI among rookies (23:09)…collected two assists, establishing a club rookie record for most assists in a season (21), Mar. 31 vs. DAL…had a career-long seven-game assist streak (0-8=8) from Jan. 26-Feb. 8, eclipsing a franchise rookie record…earned his first career multi-goal game with 2-0=2 points, Jan. 23 @ LA…led all NHL rookie defensemen in scoring with 2-8=10 points in 12 games in December…scored 1-2=3 points (tying a club record for points by a rookie defenseman in a single game), Dec. 14 vs. TB…recorded a then-career high 1-1=2 points (including his first career NHL goal), Dec. 6 vs. CAR…collected his first point as a Duck, Nov. 27 vs. CHI…made his Anaheim debut, Nov. 18 vs. COL…with CBJ, earned his first career NHL point (assist), Oct. 14 @ ANA…2004-05: Recorded 3-27=30 points with 55 PIM and a +17 rating in 72 games with Syracuse (AHL)…was claimed off waivers by Columbus, Sept. 14, 2004...2003-04: Appeared in 77 games with Hamilton (AHL), recording 9-27=36 points with 57 PIM and a +7 rating…also skated in 10 playoff games, posting 2-4=6 points with 18 PIM…2002-03: Split the season between Montreal and Hamilton (AHL)…appeared in 75 games with Hamilton, posting 7-21=28 points with 92 PIM and a +25 rating…also played in 23 playoff games, scoring 1-9=10 points with 16 PIM…made his NHL debut with 17:11 TOI, Feb. 27 vs. MIN…2001-02: Appeared in 63 games, split between the AHL and ECHL…skated in 56 games for Quebec (AHL), scoring 8-11=19 points with 88 PIM…scored 1-3=4 points with two PIM in seven games for Mississippi (ECHL)…also skated in three playoff games with Quebec, registering 0-1=1 point…2000-01: Made his professional debut with Quebec (AHL), collecting 3-6=9 points and 44 PIM in 56 games…Miscellaneous: Appeared in seven contests with Team Canada at the 2010 IIHF World Championship…served as an assistant captain for the tournament…collected 0-1=1 assist with a +1 rating…recorded 42-140=182 points with 416 PIM and a +111 plus/minus rating in 238 career games in the QMJHL with Laval, Acadie-Bathurst, and Moncton…added 5-30=35 points and 94 PIM in 58 career playoff games.
PERSONAL: Francois and his wife, Marie-Claude, reside in Tustin with their sons, Samuel and Cedric, and daughter, Emily…the family returns to their native Sorel, Quebec during the offseason…enjoys fishing, hunting and golfing…loves to prepare spaghetti with his famous meat sauce, a secret family recipe…lists The White House in Anaheim as his favorite OC restaurant…drinks green tea before games to settle down and listens to the same playlist on his iPod, which includes a large selection of AC/DC music, his favorite band…his first job was delivering the Journal de Montreal newspaper every morning at 5 a.m.