A solid two-way player . . . Returns for second season as an assistant captain . . . Has developed into a contributor with his penalty-killing skills and ability to contain the opposition’s top forwards . . . Courageous and has shown strong perseverance in overcoming numerous injuries throughout this career . . . Possesses an excellent work ethic . . . Blends strength with intelligent play and gets the most out of his abilities as a result . . . Has an extra season of eligibility available as a result of a season-ending injury early in the 2004-05 campaign . . . A former walk-on.
Saw playing time in 33 encounters and concluded the campaign with four points on a goal with three assists . . . Lone tally came against Western Michigan (10/21) . . . Earned an assist in season debut vs. Mercyhurst (10/13) . . . Credited with a helper in league series finale at Alaska (10/28) and final point of the season was at the expense of Ohio State (2/3) . . . Recorded a plus one efficiency rating in five contests . . . Tallied a goal in the Bulldogs’ 3-1 shootout decision over Massachusetts (12/29) in a semifinal-round game at Minnesota’s Dodge Holiday Classic . . . Achieved FSU Dean’s Academic Award recognition.
Redshirt Freshman (2005-06)
Registered 12 points in 34 games and was named Ferris State’s Most Improved Player Award recipient . . . FSU Dean’s Academic Award honoree . . . Tied for second among squad’s top plus/minus leaders at +9 . . . Garnered a season-best two points (1-1=2) and was +2 in shutout win vs. Ohio State (3/3) in opening first-round CCHA Tournament game which included scoring the game winner . . . Tallied the game-winning goal on an unassisted short-hander in a victory at Mercyhurst (11/25) . . . Scored a goal apiece in consecutive games at Michigan (2/24) and then vs. Ohio State (3/3) . . . Produced a lamplighter at Nebraska Omaha (12/2) in series’ opener . . . Credited with an assist at Lake Superior State (10/22), vs. Western Michigan (11/11 and 2/4), vs. Boston College (12/30) at Wells Fargo Denver Cup Tournament, at Northern Michigan (1/14), vs. Lake Superior State (1/21), and at Michigan (3/10) . . . Had a combined four points (2-2=2) in three of his last five games for the campaign.
Appeared in four outings . . . Received a medical redshirt due to a season-ending injury . . . Assisted on a goal at Bemidji State (10/23).
Played three seasons (2001-04) for the Bozeman (Mont.) Ice Dogs of the North American Hockey League . . . Coached by John Lafontaine . . . Compiled 55 points (25-30=55) in 54 games in 2003-04 season after producing 35 points (19-16=35) in 37 appearances the previous campaign . . . Totaled eight goals with 20 assists for 28 points in 45 2001-02 contests . . . Honored twice (2002-04) as Ice Dogs’ best offensive forward . . . Played for the Rocky Mountain Select 15 and 16 team . . . Graduated in 2001 from Skyview High School.
Born 6/2/83 in Billings, Mont. . . . Son of Tom Frank and Julie Bare . . . His father is employed as a truck trucker and mother is a program assistant . . . Has three younger sisters . . . Likes to hunt and fish . . . Nickname is “Franky” . . . Shoots: Right . . . FSU Letters: Two . . . Advertising major.