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Montreal Canadiens' Francis Bouillon, left, checks Carolina Hurricanes' Doug Weight in to the boards in the first period of Game 2 of the NHL Eastern Conference quaterfinals at the RBC Center in Raleigh, NC April 24, 2006. (UPI Photo/Jeffrey A. Camarati)
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Francis Bouillon (born October 17, 1975 in New York) is an American professional hockey defenseman for the Nashville Predators.

Bouillon was born in New York City to a Québécois mother and a Haitian father. He was signed as a free agent by the Montreal Canadiens in 1998, with whom he has played most of his career (except for a short stint with the Predators in 2002–03 and another stint with the Predators starting in 2009–10). At 5'8" and 201 lbs, Bouillon is considered small for an NHL defencemen but is never one to shy away from physical play. According to Pierre Houde, he is one of the strongest players in the NHL, according to official physical tests.

Nicknames in English for Francis include "Cube" or "Soupy" (as a reference to bouillon cubes), "Frank the Tank", and "Franky B". In French, people call him "le petit guerrier" which means "the little warrior", due to his physical intensity and his small stature.

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