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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.

Courtesy of the Hockey Hall of Fame

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EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 82 13 37 -15 50
P. Datsyuk 66 16 33 7 49
D. Larkin 80 23 22 11 45
T. Tatar 81 21 24 4 45
G. Nyquist 82 17 26 -2 43
J. Abdelkader 82 19 23 -16 42
M. Green 74 7 28 -6 35
B. Richards 68 10 18 4 28
D. Helm 77 13 13 -2 26
N. Kronwall 64 3 23 -21 26
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 27 16 6 .921 2.33
J. Howard 14 14 5 .906 2.80