Frank Bathe

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Frank Bathe
Born (1954-09-27) September 27, 1954 (age 59)
Oshawa, ON, CAN
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 retired Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman who played nine seasons in the National Hockey League (NHL) with the Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers.

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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.

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