Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Frank Beaton
Never drafted and not of the finest pedigree, Beaton nonetheless made it to the NHL in a roundabout way. He played only a year of junior hockey, with Windsor in 72-73 and then signed with Flint of the IHL and moved on to Cincinnati in the WHA.

Beaton was later traded to Edmonton and Birmingham in the pirate league before drawing the interest of the New York Rangers who signed him on July 28, 1978. His time on B'Way, though, lasted just 25 games over two years before he was part of numerous trades with other NHL teams that resulted in no further NHL play. Calgary, the Islanders, and Minnesoa all acquired his rights, but all the time Beaton played minor pro until retiring in 1983.

REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1969-70 Antigonish Midget Alpines NSAHA
1969-70 Dartmouth Lakers MJrHL 4 1 0 1 2
1970-71 Dartmouth Lakers MJrHL
1970-71 Cape Breton Metros MJrHL 1 0 1 1 0
1970-71 Antigonish Bulldogs MJrHL 7 4 5 9 22
1971-72 Sarnia Bees ON-Jr.A 49 5 10 15 226
1972-73 Windsor Spitfires ON-Jr.A 16 3 10 13 91
1973-74 Flint Generals IHL 66 8 14 22 90 7 2 2 4 18
1974-75 Flint Generals IHL 65 4 17 21 175 5 0 0 0 13
1975-76 Cincinnati Stingers WHA 29 2 3 5 61
1975-76 Hampton Gulls SHL 45 17 14 31 276 1 1 1 2 0
1976-77 Hampton Gulls SHL 7 2 3 5 14
1976-77 Edmonton Oilers WHA 68 4 9 13 274 5 0 2 2 21
1977-78 Hampton Gulls AHL 6 0 2 2 33
1977-78 Birmingham Bulls WHA 56 6 9 15 279 5 2 0 2 10
1978-79 New York Rangers NHL 2 0 0 0 0 -1
1978-79 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 74 6 23 29 319 10 2 0 2 40
1979-80 New York Rangers NHL 23 1 1 2 43 -5
1979-80 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 40 10 14 24 106 10 1 4 5 52
1980-81 New Haven Nighthawks AHL 15 1 1 2 20
1980-81 Birmingham Bulls CHL 41 8 5 13 143
1981-82 Indianapolis Checkers CHL 77 13 28 41 270 13 3 6 9 36
1982-83 Birmingham South Stars CHL 69 15 19 34 188 10 4 2 6 18
NHL Totals 25 1 1 2 43


Signed as a free agent by Cincinnati (WHA), August, 1975. Traded to Edmonton (WHA) by Cincinnati (WHA) for cash, October, 1976. Signed as a free agent by Birmingham (WHA), November, 1977. Signed as a free agent by NY Rangers, July 28, 1978. Traded to Calgary by NY Rangers for Dale Lewis, November 18, 1980. Signed as a free agent by NY Islanders, August 25, 1981. Traded to Minnesota by NY Islanders for future considerations, September 27, 1982.