Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Francis Belanger
Playing with the Hull Olympiques of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League, Francis Belanger established himself as a tough leftwinger with good scoring potential, and was selected in the fifth round of the 1998 Entry Draft by the Philadelphia Flyers. During his final season of junior, split between Hull and Rimouski, Belanger stepped up, scoring 40 goals, collecting 73 points and earning a staggering 381 penalty minutes. Born in Bellefeuille, Quebec on January 15, 1978, Belanger spent two seasons with the AHL Philadelphia Phantoms before making his NHL debut as a Montreal Canadien during the 2000-2001 season, where he played 10 games and recorded 29 penalty minutes with no scoring points.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1994-95 Laval-Laurentides QAAA 25 11 8 19 78
1995-96 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 1 0 0 0 0
1996-97 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 53 13 13 26 134 8 2 2 4 29
1997-98 Hull Olympiques QMJHL 33 22 23 45 133
1997-98 Rimouski Oceanic QMJHL 30 18 10 28 248 17 14 8 22 61
1998-99 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 58 13 13 26 242 +7 16 4 3 7 16
1999-00 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 35 5 6 11 112 -9
1999-00 Trenton Titans ECHL 9 1 1 2 29 -1
2000-01 Philadelphia Phantoms AHL 13 1 3 4 32 -3
2000-01 Montreal Canadiens NHL 10 0 0 0 29 -3
2000-01 Quebec Citadelles AHL 22 15 4 19 101 0 9 2 5 7 20
2001-02 Quebec Citadelles AHL 69 15 26 41 165 -1 3 1 1 2 0
2002-03 Cincinnati Mighty Ducks AHL 40 4 10 14 50 -8
2003-04 Charlotte Checkers ECHL 5 2 1 3 25
2003-04 Granby Predateurs QSPHL 42 16 17 33 179
2003-04 Richmond RiverDogs UHL 17 11 13 24 47 +5 4 1 1 2 32
2004-05 Richmond RiverDogs UHL 63 26 26 52 174 -15
2004-05 Danbury Trashers UHL 13 1 8 9 35 0 11 3 7 10 23
2005-06 Danbury Trashers UHL 4 2 3 5 37 +1
2005-06 Sorel-Tracy Mission QNAHL 38 24 22 46 145 11 6 4 10 16
2006-07 Sorel-Tracy Mission QNAHL 40 21 19 40 118 10 2 3 5 28
2007-08 Riviere-du-Loup CIMT QCSHL 27 22 19 41 99 10 5 7 12 41
2007-08 Sorel-Tracy Mission QNAHL 1 1 0 1 2
NHL Totals 10 0 0 0 29


Signed as a free agent by Montreal, February 15, 2001. Signed as a free agent by Anaheim, August 22, 2002.
Missed majority of 2002-03 due to shoulder (January 11, 2003 vs. Rochester) and wrist (March 12, 2003 vs. Chicago) injuries. Signed as a free agent by Granby (QSPHL), September 11, 2003.