If it is Monday, then it is time for another moment from "This Day". Today we felt going into more recent history was perfect and sure enough we found a pretty good milestone. When you think of class in the NHL, there were few players like the player we honor today. If you really think about it, he was cut out for management and pretty much anything he wanted to do after hockey. So our moment comes from seven years ago today and we hope you enjoy it.
January 23, 2004
Carolina's Ron Francis became just the third player in league history to appear in 1,700 regular season NHL games, and picked up an assist, in a 3-2 loss to the visiting New York Islanders.