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Jim Franks

Jim Franks  #1

Goalie
NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: November 8, 1914
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Melville, SK, Canada
WEIGHT: 156
Catches: Left
Signed as a free agent by Detroit, May 7, 1936. Loaned to NY Rangers by Detroit for 1942-43 season as a war-time replacement for Jim Henry, October, 1942. Suspended by Detroit for refusing assignment to Indianapolis (AHL), October, 1943. Suspension lifted after Franks agreed to play "road games only" for club, December, 1943. Loaned to Boston by Detroit to replace injured Bert Gardiner, January 29, 1944. (Detroit 6, Boston 1).
Quote of the Day

He scores 50 goals, they go in, they go in, and they go in. And I think, 'Why can't I do that?'

— Capitals forward Brooks Laich on teammate Alex Ovechkin, who scored his 50th goal of the season Tuesday in a 4-2 win vs. the Hurricanes