April 29, 1985 |
Terrebonne, QC, CAN
|Height||6 ft 3 in (191 cm)|
|Weight||231 lb (105 kg; 16 st 7 lb)|
|NHL Draft||68th overall, 2003
Jean-François "J. F." Jacques (born April 29, 1985) is a Canadian professional ice hockey left winger. He is currently an unrestricted free agent who most recently played for ERC Ingolstadt of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga (DEL). Jacques was selected by the Edmonton Oilers in the second round (68th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft.
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. 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.
On August 16, 2013, Jacques signed a PTO with the Springfield Falcons of the American Hockey League.
At the conclusion of his contract with KAC, Jacques left as a free agent to sign in the neighbouring German league, agreeing to a one-year deal with ERC Ingolstadt of the Deutsche Eishockey Liga on August 22, 2016. In the 2016–17 campaign, Jacques was unable to translate his scoring rate from the EBEL, posting 9 goals and 16 points in 52 games before suffering a preliminary playoff loss to the Fischtown Pinguins to conclude his tenure with ERC.
|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||—||—||—||—||—|
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- "Falcons sign former player Jacques to AHL contract". Springfield Falcons. 2013-08-16. Retrieved 2013-08-16.
- "Jacques signs with Austria's Klagenfurter AC". thehockeyhouse,net. 2014-06-23. Retrieved 2014-06-24.
- "Forward giant JF Jacques strengthens ERC" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2016-08-22. Retrieved 2016-08-22.
- "More personal decisions in Ingolstadt" (in German). ERC Ingolstadt. 2017-03-11. Retrieved 2017-03-11.