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Former Hermantown, UMD hockey captain retires

Former Minnesota Duluth captain Jon Francisco of Hermantown has retired from professional hockey, according to the San Bernardino (Calif.) Sun. Francisco, 30, had been playing with the Ontario Reign in the East Coast Hockey League since the franc...

Jon Francisco
Francisco had 104 points in 154 games at UMD and was captain in 2002-03 as a senior. (2003 file / News Tribune)

Former Minnesota Duluth captain Jon Francisco of Hermantown has retired from professional hockey, according to the San Bernardino (Calif.) Sun.

Francisco, 30, had been playing with the Ontario Reign in the East Coast Hockey League since the franchise began in 2008-09, but a dislocated kneecap injury last November required surgery and forced him to quit. He and wife, Bridget, have two children. Francisco is staying in California and training to be a firefighter.

Francisco had 104 points in 154 games at UMD and was captain in 2002-03 as a senior.

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