Legends of Hockey -- NHL Player Search -- Player -- Dan Frawley
Dan Frawley was a hard-working right-winger who was not blessed with immense talent. His desire and ability to lead by example on the ice made him an asset in nearly 300 NHL games in the 1980s.

Born in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario, Frawley played junior with the Sudbury Wolves and Cornwall Royals of the OHA. After showing spunk and scoring 47 points for Sudbury as a rookie in 1979-80, Frawley was chosen 204th overall by the Chicago Black Hawks at the 1980 Entry Draft. After spending two years chiefly in the AHL, the young forward played 30 games for the Chicago Black Hawks in 1984-85.

On October 7, 1985, the Pittsburgh Penguins picked up Frawley on waivers. He enjoyed four solid years with the Pens as they rebuilt themselves around young star Mario Lemieux. Such was Frawley's positive impact in the dressing room that he was asked to serve as an interim team captain in 1987-88. After leaving the NHL in 1989, he played nearly five years in the minors before retiring in 1993. After two years away from the game, Frawley returned to years with the AHL's Rochester Americans and helped the team win the Calder Cup in 1996 before retiring for good.


REGULAR SEASON PLAYOFFS
Season Club League GP G A TP PIM +/- GP G A TP PIM
1978-79 Valley East Eagles Minor-ON 23 42 43 85
1979-80 Sudbury Wolves OMJHL 63 21 26 47 67 8 0 1 1 2
1980-81 Cornwall Royals QMJHL 28 10 14 24 76 18 5 12 17 37
1980-81 Cornwall Royals M-Cup 5 1 4 5 21
1981-82 Cornwall Royals OHL 64 27 50 77 239 5 3 8 11 19
1982-83 Springfield Indians AHL 80 30 27 57 107
1983-84 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 3 0 0 0 0 -1
1983-84 Springfield Indians AHL 69 22 34 56 137 4 0 1 1 12
1984-85 Chicago Black Hawks NHL 30 4 3 7 64 -2 1 0 0 0 0
1984-85 Milwaukee Admirals IHL 26 11 12 23 125
1985-86 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 69 10 11 21 174 -19
1986-87 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 78 14 14 28 218 -10
1987-88 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 47 6 8 14 152 0
1988-89 Pittsburgh Penguins NHL 46 3 4 7 66 -1
1988-89 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 24 12 16 28 35 14 6 4 10 31
1989-90 Muskegon Lumberjacks IHL 82 31 47 78 165 15 9 12 21 51
1990-91 Rochester Americans AHL 74 15 31 46 152 14 4 7 11 34
1991-92 Rochester Americans AHL 78 28 23 51 208 16 7 5 12 35
1992-93 Rochester Americans AHL 75 17 27 44 216 17 1 7 8 70
1993-94
1994-95
1995-96 Rochester Americans AHL 77 12 15 27 194 19 5 6 11 8
1996-97 Rochester Americans AHL 77 11 22 33 115 10 2 2 4 8
1997-98 Rochester Americans AHL 75 12 20 32 175 4 0 0 0 2
NHL Totals 273 37 40 77 674 1 0 0 0 0


Claimed by Pittsburgh from Chicago in Waiver Draft, October 7, 1985.
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