Frankie Corrado - Photo Courtesy of canucks.nhl.com

 

Frankie Corrado, D

Shoots: R

Height: 6-0

Weight: 190

Born: 1993-03-26

Hometown: Woodbridge, ON

Drafted: 2011 by Vancouver Canucks, 150th Overall

 

 

 

Observations:

 

January 2014 - Given the horrendous AHL team he is on and that it his first year out of the OHL, it has been a pretty great year for the come-out-of-nowhere defensemen. Down in the AHL, he is lauded as the Comet's best defensemen on most nights. Consistency is an issue at times, but less so than most first year defenesmen. The 20 year old was set to make the Canucks, but they felt it would be better for his development getting 20 minutes a night down in the AHL. When he has been called up he has mostly showcased a good all-around game, good hockey sense and a booming slapshot in a sheltered role. Austin Wallace

 

January 2013 - Corrado was acquired in a trade by the Kitchener Rangers (OHL) by the same coach, Steve Spott, who made him one of the final cuts for the 2013 Team Canada WJC team.  Corrado joins Kitchener after playing three and a half seasons with the Sudbury Wolves where he registered 14 goals and 92 points in 231 games as a Wolf. In 41 games this season, Corrado has picked up 6 goals and 27 points, including one assist in his Kitchener Rangers debut Tuesday, January 8th.  Look for Corrado to log big minutes in all situations for the Rangers as they attempt to make a run at a Memorial Cup Championship. Brendan Ross

 

December 2012 - Frankie Corrado was one of 12 defensemen invited to take part in Canada's National Junior Selection camp for the 2013 World Junior Championships in Ufa, Russia. Brendan Ross

 

November 2012 – Frankie Corrado suited up for Team OHL in game four of the SUBWAY Super Series and was one of the best defensemen on the ice that also featured prospects Dougie Hamilton (Bruins) and Scott Harrington (Penguins).  Corrado showed great mobility and powerplay abilities as he manned the blue line on the top unit. Additionally, Corrado was rewarded with his exceptional play by scoring the game-winning goal in a 2-1 OHL Win. Brendan Ross


October 2012 – Sudbury Wolves’ fourth year stud defenseman has taken huge leaps this season especially in his offensive game as he sits among the OHL leading defenseman scorers early in the season. His attention to detail and instinctual approach have really surfaced this season as the veteran junior player is showing improved offensive attributes. Good mobility, vision and passing skills have Corrado as a solid puck-moving defenseman and if he can maintain continue to improve his offensive skills while maintain his good defensive presence then his pro potential looks bright. Corrado has improved his offensive production each year and will certainly set new career highs in 2012-13. Brendan Ross

 

Fantasy Outlook: C+

 

Corrado plays a smart two-way mature game that balances offensive and defensive responsibilities well. He should end up a steady top four defensemen with second unit power play time.

 

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