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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.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 49 36 9 4 161 110 76
2 FLA 51 31 15 5 141 112 67
3 TBL 51 29 18 4 137 118 62
4 NYR 51 28 18 5 146 132 61
5 BOS 51 27 18 6 149 136 60
6 NYI 49 26 17 6 134 121 58
7 DET 51 25 18 8 125 130 58
8 NJD 52 26 20 6 117 118 58
9 PIT 50 25 18 7 129 128 57
10 CAR 53 24 21 8 129 141 56
11 PHI 49 23 18 8 117 128 54
12 MTL 52 24 24 4 137 141 52
13 OTT 52 23 23 6 142 164 52
14 TOR 50 19 22 9 116 134 47
15 BUF 52 21 26 5 119 137 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 50 17 18 23 35
H. Zetterberg 51 9 25 2 34
T. Tatar 50 14 16 -3 30
G. Nyquist 51 14 13 -4 27
J. Abdelkader 51 14 12 -4 26
P. Datsyuk 36 6 18 10 24
M. Green 45 3 17 -8 20
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
D. DeKeyser 47 6 8 10 14
R. Sheahan 50 7 6 -15 13
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 18 10 4 .931 2.06
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89