Jordan Fransoo
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Jordan Fransoo

Hometown:

North Battleford Saskatchewan

Currently Playing In:

CHL

Birthday:

1993-04-25

Position:

D

Eligible for draft:

2011

Shoots:

Right

Drafted:

2011

Height:

6-2

Acquired:

7th round (186th overall), 2011

Weight:

178 lbs.

Probability of Success
  • D

History

2008-09: Jordan Fransoo played in 28 games for the Battlefords Stars (Saskatoon Midget AAA) and scored 1 goal with 4 assists while accumulating 32 PMs.

2009-10: Fransoo, drafted by the Brandon Wheat Kings in the 2008 WHL Bantam Draft, made his WHL debut in Brandon's second round playoff series with Saskatoon after spending the season with the Midget AAA Saskatoon Contacts. Fransoo had no points or penalty minutes in his four games with the Wheat Kings. In 53 games with the Contacts (including playoffs) Fransoo scored 12 goals with 23 assists and had 77 PMs.

2010-11: Fransoo had a solid first season in the WHL on a Brandon squad that featured several first-year players. In 63 games, he scored 6 goals with 12 assists and was +4 with 72 PMs. Brandon finished third in the WHL's East Division but had a 2-1 first round lead over highly-favored Medicine Hat in a first round playoff series before the Tigers won three straight games. Fransoo had 1 assist and was -2 with 6 PMs in the six playoff games. Fransoo was selected in the 7th round (186th) by the Ottawa Senators in the 2011 NHL Draft.

2011-12: Fransoo returned to Brandon for his second WHL season after attending the Buffalo Sabres camp and played 41 games for the Wheat Kings. He was traded to Victoria at the WHL trading deadline as part of a multi-player deal that sent the Royals' leading scorer Kevin Sundher (BUF) to Brandon. Fransoo finished the season with 2 goals and 18 assists in 71 games between the two teams and was minus-two with 45 penalty minutes. The Royals reached the WHL players despite winning just 21 games after finishing fourth in the B.C. Division. Fransoo was minus-two with 2 assists in the four-game playoff series with Kamloops.

 

Talent Analysis

Fransoo is a bit of an unknown coming out of the WHL but the Senators staff like his competitive level and tall frame, which should fill out as he matures. As with most late-round picks there is much uncertainty. Fransoo's work ethic and desire to succeed are both plusses. More of a defensive defenseman, he has shown the ability to contribute on the scoresheet.

 

Future

Fransoo is in his fifth WHL season, and will play for Victoria in 2013-14.

 

 

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