Ron Francis - Seattle GM and Hall-of-Famer

October 28, 2019

Lee Elias

If you were the GM of a new NHL team, how would you approach it? 

We recently had the opportunity to sit down with the new GM of the Seattle NHL expansion franchise, Ron Francis, at the 2019 Peconic Hockey Foundation Legends Invitational Golf outing at the Sebonic Golf club on Long Island.

Francis, an NHL Hall-of-Famer, gave us some insight into the process of building a team from scratch.

In this podcast you will hear about

-How Francis is building the front-office staff in Seattle and what kind of players they will be looking for when it comes time to pick a team…

-The memories of winning his first cup with the Penguins in 1991

-In a sport where goals are often focused on more than great playmaking, he speaks about the importance of being a complete player, both on the ice and off the ice…

- How the Vegas Golden Knights inaugural season might serve as an example for his entry into the league…

-While the NHL expansion franchise in Seattle hasn’t decided on a name yet, there’s no shortage of excitement for the team to arrive…

If you’d like more information on the Peconic Hockey foundation and their mission to grow the game on eastern long island, visit their website,

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