Jean-François Jacques

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Jean-François Jacques
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Born (1985-04-29) April 29, 1985 (age 29)
Terrebonne, QC, CAN
Height 6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Weight 231 lb (105 kg; 16 st 7 lb)
Position Left Wing
Shoots Left
EBEL team
Former teams
EC KAC
Edmonton Oilers
Anaheim Ducks
NHL Draft 68th overall, 2003
Edmonton Oilers
Playing career 2005–present

Jean-François "J. F." Jacques (born April 29, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger. He is currently playing for the EC KAC of the Austrian Hockey League (EBEL). Jacques was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round (68th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.

Playing career[edit]

Jacques played for four seasons with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). At the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, the Edmonton Oilers traded first round picks with the New Jersey Devils, giving up their 17th overall position to the Devils (who then drafted Zach Parise) in exchange for the 22nd overall pick (Oliers drafted Marc-Antoine Pouliot) and the 68th overall pick which was used by the Oilers to select Jacques.[1] He made his professional debut with the Edmonton Road Runners of the American Hockey League (AHL) in 2004–05, appearing in six games as a late-season call-up.

Following Oilers training camp for the 2005–06 season, Jacques was assigned to the Hamilton Bulldogs of the AHL. where he played the first half of the season. He was recalled to the Oilers to replace injured forward Ethan Moreau, making his NHL debut on February 2, 2006 against the Columbus Blue Jackets.[2]

Jacques broke through and began the 2009–10 season with a regular spot on the Oilers' checking line. On November 3, 2010, the Oilers assigned him to their AHL affiliate, the Oklahoma City Barons for conditioning.[3]

On September 24, 2011, Jacques was suspended for the remainder of the pre-season and the first five games of the regular season due to leaving the bench to initiate a fight with Mike Duco of the Vancouver Canucks.[4]

On July 5, 2012, Jacques signed a one-year, two way deal with the Florida Panthers. He was directly assigned to start the 2012–13 season with affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, due to the 2012 NHL lockout. Failing to establish a defined role with the Rampage, Jacques was traded by the Panthers to the Tampa Bay Lightning for future considerations on January 21, 2013.[5]

On August 16, 2013, Jacques signed a PTO with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.[6]

On June 23, 2014, the Klagenfurter AC of the Austrian Hockey League signed Jacques as a free agent for the 2014–15 season.[7]

Career statistics[edit]

Regular season Playoffs
Season Team League GP G A Pts PIM GP G A Pts PIM
2001–02 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 66 10 14 24 136 5 1 0 1 2
2002–03 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 67 12 21 33 123 12 4 2 6 13
2003–04 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 59 20 24 44 70 4 1 0 1 4
2004–05 Baie-Comeau Drakkar QMJHL 69 36 42 78 56 6 3 5 8 6
2004–05 Edmonton Road Runners AHL 6 0 0 0 5
2005–06 Hamilton Bulldogs AHL 65 24 20 44 131
2005–06 Edmonton Oilers NHL 7 0 0 0 0
2006–07 Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins AHL 29 10 17 27 53 11 1 2 3 43
2006–07 Edmonton Oilers NHL 37 0 0 0 33
2007–08 Edmonton Oilers NHL 9 0 0 0 2
2007–08 Springfield Falcons AHL 31 9 10 19 56
2008–09 Edmonton Oilers NHL 7 1 0 1 9
2008–09 Springfield Falcons AHL 8 1 5 6 13
2009–10 Edmonton Oilers NHL 49 4 7 11 78
2010–11 Edmonton Oilers NHL 51 4 1 5 63
2010–11 Oklahoma City Barons AHL 4 1 0 1 15
2011–12 Syracuse Crunch AHL 65 21 19 40 95 4 0 0 0 2
2011–12 Anaheim Ducks NHL 6 0 0 0 12
2012–13 San Antonio Rampage AHL 24 5 2 7 37
2012–13 Syracuse Crunch AHL 24 1 4 5 24
2013–14 Springfield Falcons AHL 52 15 17 32 20 5 1 0 1 8
NHL totals 166 9 8 17 197

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