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Frank Bathe
Frank Bathe
Defenseman
Number: 24
Height: 6' 1"
Weight: 185
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Born: Sep 27, 1954
Birthplace: Oshawa, ON, Canada
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on October 10, 1974.
A true character off the ice, defensive stalwart Frank Bathe was the first star in two games over his hockey career. One was a church league contest, played in a storm so thick with snow no one actually saw the game. The other was with the Philadelphia Flyers, when he presented the Minnesota North Stars with some devastating hits in a 3-2 Flyer win.

Bathe, once oddly name Man of the Year by the Lumberjacks Association, could best be described as a hockey-playing non-sequitor. Frank's a funny guy, teammate Bobby Clarke said. He'd be even funnier if we understood him. Bathe's career ended early due to an ailing back, the price he paid for his physical style of play. In November of 1983 he underwent surgery to remove a herniated disc. He missed all but four games that season, which he spent with the Maine Mariners in the AHL, and played one final NHL game with the Flyers in the 1984 playoffs before calling it quits.

He had started his career with Detroit in 1974 after signing as a free agent, undrafted. But, after only two partial seasons, he was buried in the minors until the Flyers brought him back to life in 1977. Bathe then played seven partial seasons with the injury until finally retiring in 1984.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
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2 y - MTL 82 50 22 10 214 184 110
3 x - TBL 82 50 24 8 259 206 108
4 x - WSH 82 45 26 11 237 199 101
5 x - NYI 82 47 28 7 245 224 101
6 x - DET 82 43 25 14 231 211 100
7 x - OTT 82 43 26 13 232 208 99
8 x - PIT 82 43 27 12 217 204 98
9 BOS 82 41 27 14 209 201 96
10 FLA 82 38 29 15 198 213 91
11 CBJ 82 42 35 5 227 248 89
12 PHI 82 33 31 18 212 223 84
13 NJD 82 32 36 14 176 209 78
14 CAR 82 30 41 11 183 219 71
15 TOR 82 30 44 8 206 257 68
16 BUF 82 23 51 8 153 269 54

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2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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