RON FRANCIS became the first member of the Carolina Hurricanes organization to capture the KING CLANCY TROPHY. FRANCIS, who has a brother with a learning disability, is involved in a program at Duke Children's Hospital in Durham, North Carolina that helps patients and their families. FRANCIS has been a model of consistency over his 21-year career in the league, both off and on the ice. He reached milestones in goals with 500, in points with 1,700 and in games played with 1,500 during the 2001-02 season. A two-time Stanley Cup winner with the Pittsburgh Penguins, FRANCIS led the Hurricanes to their first Stanley Cup Final appearance only to fall short against the heavily favoured Detroit Red Wings.