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Jim Franks

Jim Franks  #1

NUMBER: 1 BIRTHDATE: November 8, 1914
HEIGHT: 5' 11" BIRTHPLACE: Melville, SK, Canada
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

Unless he really collapses, I don't see him going anywhere. I've been very impressed with his composure and maturity. Once the regular season started, he was a different guy; it was like game on and almost as if he's been around for a long time.

— Florida Panthers general manager Dale Tallon on rookie defenseman Aaron Ekblad
2015 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series