Chris Francis (C)
||Las Vegas, NV
2013-14: Ranked third on Las Vegas in assists (23) ... posted 37 points in 64 games ... reached a season high of three points on three separate occasions ... logged his lone hat trick of the season on 4/1 vs. Bakersfield ... began the season with points in 6 of the first 7 games
CAREER: Named to the ECHL All-Star Team in 2012-13 ... that season, he hit career highs in points (48) and goals (21) in 69 games ... His three shootout goals were second on the Wranglers while ranking tied for third in power play goals (5) and fifth in plus-minus (+8) ... helped guide the Wranglers to the Kelly Cup Finals in 2012, earning eight points (3g-5a) in 11 postseason games ... skated in four AHL games with the Springfield Falcons, earning a goal and an assist ... suited up in 279 career junior games with the Portland Winterhwaks of the Western Hockey League and posted 189 points (66g-123a) ... led the Winterhawks in scoring in each of his final two seasons and in 2009-10 furnished a career-high 82 points (26g-56a) in 72 games, earning Portland’s Most Valuable Player award while serving as an alternate captain and teammate of future NHL forwards Ryan Johansen (Columbus) and Nino Niederreiter (New York Islanders, Minnesota) ... that season, had 56 assists which finished tied for eighth in the WHL with Jordan Eberle, who would make his NHL debut with Edmonton in 2010-11.
HOW ACQUIRED: Signed by the Aces as a free agent on Aug. 7, 2014