April 29, 1985 |
Terrebonne, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)|
|Weight||231 lb (105 kg; 16 st 7 lb)|
|NHL team (P)
|Tampa Bay Lightning
Syracuse Crunch (AHL)
|NHL Draft||68th overall, 2003
Jean-François "J. F." Jacques (born April 29, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger currently playing for the Syracuse Crunch of the American Hockey League whilst under contract to the Tampa Bay Lightning of the National Hockey League (NHL).
Playing career 
Jacques was drafted in the second round, 68th overall by the Oilers in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft. Prior to his professional career, he played for four seasons with the Baie-Comeau Drakkar of the Quebec Major Junior Hockey League (QMJHL). 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.
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.
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.
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.
Career statistics 
|2004–05||Edmonton Road Runners||AHL||6||0||0||0||5||—||—||—||—||—|
|2010–11||Oklahoma City Barons||AHL||4||1||0||1||15||—||—||—||—||—|
|2012–13||San Antonio Rampage||AHL||24||5||2||7||37||—||—||—||—||—|
- "Blue Jackets prevail in shootout for franchise-best 5th straight win". CBS Sports. 2006-02-02. Retrieved 2010-06-07.
- "Deslauriers clears waivers and heads to Oklahoma". Edmonton Journal. 2010-11-03. Retrieved 2010-11-03.
- NHL.com (2011-09-27). "Ducks' Jacques suspended for remainder of preseason, five regular-season games". NHL. Retrieved 2011-09-27.
- "Lightning acquire Jacques from Panthers". National Hockey League. 2013-01-21. Retrieved 2013-01-21.