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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).
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I'm here to develop a winning culture and a winning team. There is a bright future ahead of this team.  A lot of young, great hockey players here and on the way … a fan base that's passionate about the game of hockey.

— Dan Bylsma after being introduced as new coach of the Buffalo Sabres