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Jimmy Franks
Jimmy Franks
Goaltender
Number: 1
Height: 5' 11"
Weight: 156
Catches: Left
Born: Nov 8, 1914
Birthplace: Melville, SK, Canada
Hometown: Melville, Saskatchewan
Acquired: Signed as a free agent by Detroit on May 7, 1936.
Franks was a journeyman goaltender who played briefly with three different NHL clubs in the 1930s and '40s. The majority of his success in the pros came in the AHL with several different clubs.

Born in Melville, Saskatchewan, Franks played junior with the Regina Pats before spending a year with the senior Prince Albert Mintos. He was the property of Detroit but only played one regular-season game and half a post-season match for the club. Most of Franks' hockey at this time was spent in the AHL with the Pittsburgh Hornets. He later played two seasons with the Indianapolis Capitols and led all AHL goalkeepers with 56 appearances in 1940-41.

In October, 1942 Franks was loaned to the New York Rangers as a war-time replacement for Sugar Jim Henry. He posted a 5-14-4 record for the "Blueshirts" then returned to the Wings at the start of the next season. In October 1943 Detroit suspended him for refusing his assignment to Indianapolis then returned to the fold when he agreed to play road games only. He recorded eight wins and one shutout in 17 appearances for Detroit.

On January 29, 1944, Franks was loaned to Boston as an emergency fill-in when Herb Gardiner was injured. He fought gamely against his own team but the weak Bruins lost 6-1. Franks retired in 1945 after spending most of the season in the AHL with the Buffalo Bisons and St. Louis Flyers.

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

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2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89