Wednesday, October 26, 2011

J.F. Jacques to Syracuse

The Ducks just issued the following press release:

ANAHEIM, Calif. – The Anaheim Ducks announced today that the National Hockey League (NHL) club has reassigned left wing Jean-Francois Jacques to the Syracuse Crunch, Anaheim’s primary development affiliate in the American Hockey League (AHL).

Jacques, 26 (4/29/85), has appeared in four contests with Syracuse this season, collecting one assist (0-1=1) with two penalty minutes (PIM) and an even plus/minus rating. The 6-4, 220-pound winger was recalled by Anaheim on Oct. 23 but did not make an NHL appearance prior to today’s reassignment. Signed by Anaheim as a free agent on July 6, Jacques was originally assigned to Syracuse on Sept. 29.

A native of Montreal, Quebec, Jacques appeared in 51 games for the Edmonton Oilers in 2010-11, collecting 4-1=5 points with 63 PIM. He tied a career high in goals and established a personal best in appearances during his sixth season with Edmonton. In addition, Jacques ranked fifth on the Oilers with 111 hits. He also appeared in four AHL games with Oklahoma City last season, recording one goal (1-0=1) with 15 PIM.

Selected by Edmonton in the second round (68th overall) of the 2003 NHL Entry Draft, Jacques has scored 9-8=17 points with 185 PIM in 160 career NHL games. He made his professional debut with the Edmonton Roadrunners (AHL) in 2004-05 and has since appeared in 154 career AHL games, earning 47-56=103 points with 282 PIM.

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