Ten-Year Tuesdays: Francis Lessard and Josh Tordjman

In advance of the Rampage’s 10th Anniversary season in 2011-12, sarampage.com has selected 26 players from their all-time roster and will feature one player each Tuesday throughout the offseason. Prior to the Rampage’s historic season, fans will have a chance to vote on their starting lineup. The starting lineup will feature: three forwards, two defensemen, one enforcer and one goalie.

This week’s highlighted players are… Francis Lessard and Josh Tordjman

Francis Lessard
Forward (enforcer)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 224
Birthdate: May 30, 1979
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
Shoots: Right
Drafted: Selected in the third round (80th overall) by Carolina in 1997
Seasons with Rampage: 2 (2008-10)
NHL games played: 115

Totals with Rampage:
Games: 120
Goals: 4
Assists: 4
Points: 8
Plus/Minus: -23
PIM: 613

Lessard racked up 613 penalty minutes in two seasons with the Rampage which is the most in franchise history. He also holds the franchise record for most penalty minutes in a game collecting 42 PIM on Nov. 20, 2009 vs. Peoria.

Josh Tordjman
Height: 6-1
Weight: 155
Birthdate:  Jan. 11, 1985
Birthplace: Montreal, Quebec
Catches: Left
Drafted: Not Drafted
Seasons with Rampage: 4 (2006-10)
NHL games played: 2

Totals with Rampage:
Games: 176
Minutes: 10,038
Record: 82-76-10
Saves: 4571
Save Percentage: .910
Goals Against Average: 2.70
Shutouts: 9

Tordjman was awarded the AHL’s Yanick Dupre Award in 2010 for his contributions to the San Antonio community.  He holds many Rampage all-time records among goaltenders, including: Games played – 176; Minutes – 10,038; Wins – 82; Shutouts -9. He recorded a franchise-best six shutouts during the 2008-09 season.  Tordjman also holds the record for longest winning streak by a goaltender winning six straight contests which he accomplished twice with the Rampage. He also holds the record for most saves in a period with 25, also a feat he accomplished twice in his Rampage career. 

Previous week’s highlighted players:
Brett MacLean – forward
David Spina - Forward

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