Frank Bathe

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Frank Bathe
Born (1954-09-27) September 27, 1954 (age 64)
Oshawa, Ontario, Canada
Height 6 ft 0 in (183 cm)
Weight 185 lb (84 kg; 13 st 3 lb)
Position Defence
Shot Left
Played for Detroit Red Wings
Philadelphia Flyers
NHL Draft Undrafted
Playing career 1974–1984

Francis Leonard Bathe (born September 27, 1954) is a Canadian retired professional ice hockey defenceman who played nine seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers.

Playing career

The former Philadelphia Flyer's defencemen is the son of Alan Bathe, who signed as a free agent with the Canadian Maple Leafs. Sporting a full beard and a head of shaggy red hair made him a true standout on the ice. He was known as a fighter and a funny guy. He won the Barry Ashbee Trophy for best defenceman in 1982. A back injury ended Frank's NHL career in 1984.

Currently residing in southern Maine, Bathe is a successful business owner and the father of five children. His son, Landon Bathe, followed in his footsteps to professional hockey only to encounter a similar career-ending injury.

External links

  • Biographical information and career statistics from, or, or Legends of Hockey, or The Internet Hockey Database

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