"Francis is a good, fast skater. He’s spent most of his career in the American League and with that kind of experience we’re expecting him to show good leadership as well. He is a solid all-around player that is strong at both ends of the ice, and he’s the type of player we’ll be looking to be possibly on our top line.”
Interesting right? To me, it looks like Lemieux is being targeted to play a leadership role. He's the second oldest of all the players on the roster so far, and has the most AHL experience. The information on him over at Hockey's Future is also worth a look. They praise his work ethic and dedication especially.
And a video from his time with the Las Vegas Wranglers:
It certainly seems that Lemieux will have a shot to get on the top line when training camp rolls around. He may even have a chance to earn the "C". It's definitely looks like he is Ross Carlson's biggest competition for both spots so far. Training camp is going to be interesting...